adafruit wrote:We tend to hand place microSDs right now or 'blind' place and then adjust - because its so inconsistent with vision.
no magic then, we're in the same boat. Vision style 25 has been helpful to do the placement so far, to have something done in a single PnP operation but damnit you need to stick at the computer for ages until they are all placed. Mine is on the PCB bottom with generally either no other or just a few parts, so I do the bottoms, bake, then move to the top assembly, so it's little wasted time overall. Still, you take bad habits and start having production "standards" and improved schedule once you have a PnP machine and coming back to hand placement is really a pain.
so we'd -love- to try out REC. can you send us the beta? support@adafruit - we'll test it out!
we did get the manual - thanks! its beautiful :)
oh excellent !
I'll be in touch soon, I need to catch up on production, repairs, and boards upgrades for customer, plus shipping (you probably can't relate :wink: ) so it's one of those crazy weeks. I'm going to give a try to the new version today or tomorrow, then let you know.
Important things to note on that new version : MDC added a new field in the tray definition so that the tray angle could be corrected by the pitches, otherwise you need the tray to be perfectly at 0° (or 90°). I suggest you make a complete backup of your PCB design plus a complete backup of the program folder (to save also constants and other things). I suppose that extra field should not affect too much the tray files but just in case you need to move back to a previous version of the software, you also need to have the files in the original format, in case loading a new tray definition file causes issue (I'm just thinking safe, I believe it's backward compatible).
important question : have you followed the SW upgrade so far ? Which version of the SW do you run ? There was an important change around 2.1.19 (IIRC) for the tray angle definition, I've mentioned it somewhere here or in the expert question thread. I don't want you to ruin your designs and production if you were using the tray angle in a certain way (if you were using 0, you should be fine). Again, freezing your design + program version is a good idea just in case you need to go back.
Time to get the double sided tape to experiment !