- A Fully Open Source (In Software Used in Development , Hardware Made and via extensive, detailed Multimedia Project Documentation ) Pick and Place Machine
- It was designed with Mid-Scale Manufacturing in mind
- Opulo the company (recently formed as the project grew!) developing this, is currently Selling Kits , while continuing to develop the device
- The future plans are laid out in the project's GitHub
- From the Project's Wiki:
"The following is a list of product requirements for the Index. These must be true for the project to be considered achieving the initial goal.
- Automated - no human interaction necessary from attaching the paste-applied board to the machine to having a board ready for reflow
- Capable of picking and placing components down to 0603 passives
- Integrated up and down vision for fiducial scanning and on-nozzle component alignment
- Automatic nozzle tip changer to support a wide range of component sizes
- Frame and motherboard design capable of future upgrades
- Mechanical and Electrical support for conveyor belt module
- Mechanical and Electrical support for solder paste dispensing head
- Expansion ports for hacking and interfacing with the machine
- Feeder Implementation - System supports banks of intelligent, powered feeders
- Feeders can handle down to 4mm pitch components
- Feeders can handle 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, and 24mm tape, both paper and plastic
- Feeders can hold a standard 7" diameter reel of components.
- Support for feeder communication in Marlin and OpenPnP"
Kits for Sale
- The Product Page on Opulo's Website for the Lumen PnP Kit (As of now it is going for 1,145.00 USD + Shipping, without Printed Parts or Powered Feeders (The latter are still under development), with an estimated Lead Time of Six Weeks)
Overarching Documentation Website
- The Page
- "https: // docs . opulo . io" compared to the normal site "https: // opulo . io" (Doesn't seem to be too clear of a way to get from one to the other?)
- Really well made page though, definitely something we could do! OSE.org sort of does this, as well as on-wiki product pages/that template, but something like what they did may be neat.
- The Project's GitHub Page
- Not that it currently still has the old name , "Index Pnp" and "Index Machines"
- The Project's Wiki
- A Video by the YouTube Channel "Stephen Hawes" Titled "LumenPnP - Desktop Pick and Place Machine" (~2 Minute Watch ; ~50 Seconds for the Sterile/Edited "Elevator Pitch / Kickstarter Trailer type thing, with ~1 Minute 28 Seconds of info on where to purchase a kit + what different options available)
- A Playlist by the YouTube Channel "Stephen Hawes" Titled "Pick and Place" (This is the playlist of all the videos on the project, from the first "messing around" all the way to the most recent Manufacturing Optimizations )
- A Video by the YouTube Channel "Stephen Hawes" Titled "Using The LumenPnP In Production!" (~11 Minute Watch)
- An Article in Electronics Weekly on Lumen PnP !