VisionBot affordable SMD SMT PnP Robot Machine

VisionBot 2.0 SMT Pick and Place machine pictures released

After I had returned from Mumbai, India, I went straight to the VisionBot production line which is located in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania to check out the progress we had so far. Although the VisionBot 2.0 is not 100% done and many things will be improve over the time, I am sharing with you the some glimpse pictures with the VisionBot 2.0 machine architecture. The new version of VisionBot machine includes: automatic feeders that uses optical sensors, nozzle changers, a stable aluminum profile, Python Scripting, On Fly Computer Vision and many more other components.

The technical data for the VisionBot with 24 automatic feeders:

Precision for X Axis – 25 µm, Precision for Y Axis 12,5 µm
Working Area: 200 x 250 mm
Automated feeders 24 – 16x8mm, 4x12mm, 4x16mm

Tray Component – more than 50-80 components from SOIC8 to TQFP128
3 Nozzles – 0.30mm, 1mm, 2,5 mm with – Run Time/Automatic Nozzle Changer
Vacuum control based on Microcontroller and the desktop software controls the vacuum.
Vacuum Pump 220V –  VH115N – 1/5 HP life time 10.000 hour
For: Europe FREE Vacuum tank 20 litters inox – limited numbers
Motors X,Y,Z 1.8 degree/Step: NEMA17 for R Axis NEMA8
for feeders NEMA11 0.8A – 24PCS
X, Y, Z mgn12 liniar rails low-cost from CHINA

2X Advanced Computer Vision (Top with Digital Microscope, and Bottom with HD Camera that includes zoom and auto-focus),

Auto self test, On Fly Computer Vision for Top Digital Microscopes, Python Scripting, Power Self-Test
X,Y,Z Standard drivers for CNC machines 1/16 – TOSHIBA TB6560
For 24X automated Feeders – 24x Standard drivers for 3D printers DRV8825
The electronics from the machine is complete optical separated.
2x18v/5A POWER SOURCE
2x DC-DC converter with Voltmeter
Clippard Vacuum Valve
USB hub
Full schematic – MORE 50 LED FOR EASY SERVICE
Full step algorithm for setting

Can be upgraded manually with another identitical feeder system – extra.

Here are some more pictures with the VisionBot 2.0 prototype

VisionBot SMT Pick and Place machine

VisionBot SMT Pick and Place machine

VisionBot Electronics

VisionBot Electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VisionBot Automatic Feeders

VisionBot Automatic Feeders

VisionBot Optical Sensors used for feeders

VisionBot Optical Sensors used for feeders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VisionBot Pick and Place machine

VisionBot Pick and Place machine

VisionBot SMD Pick head

VisionBot SMD Pick head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INKTalks Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu

Talk at INKTalks Mumbai, India

Last week, I was away from Romania in order to go and talk about VisionBot machines at INKTalks in Mumbai. It was my first visit to India. The conference was really awesome. The most beautiful part was that we had the chance to do rehearsals. It is actually the first time when I got feedback to improve my talk. The major change I had in my talk was the flow of the presentation. Likely I am a spontaneous person so I did’t have memorize any change .

INKTalks Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu speaker India Mumbai

INKTalks Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu speaker in Mumbai, India

The final VisionBot talk is somehow in a “chronological” order and not massed up like it was before. I met a lot of people from talented Electrical Engineers to founders of makerspaces. All of them were interested in knowing more details about VisionBot machines. Definitely it was a really inspiring experience even for me as a speaker.

I knew that in India there is a huge contrast between the upper class and lower class, but I couldn’t believe to my eyes that the gap is tremendous huge. Probably in Mumbai alone, there are a few million people who live in slams due to poverty. Recently, I saw a news which shows that more than 50% of the world wealth is owned by the 1% of the world… due to the great capitalism system. Beside this fact the gap is growing alarming fast between the poor people and the very rich ones. Actually I come from a poor Eastern European family, but what I saw in Mumbai definitely created a cultural and emotional impact in my mind. Although millions of Indians from Mumbai live in poverty, in the same city, an Indian industrialist owns a billion dollar pent-house that is almost located in a slam. In a similar condition was my accommodation. The organizers hosted us at the Hyatt 5* Grand Hotel  Mumbai and our neighbors were extraordinary poor Indians. I felt so guilty on the European society that we don’t do almost anything to help these people. It is mind boggling when I think that most of the INK attendants paid up to one thousand dollar just to listen to us.

Once the people from INKTalks will process and upload my presentation on Youtube, I will share it with you guys.

VisionBot BIT TECHNOLOGIES RO Assembly Line

Progress on our SMT PnP Machines Production Line

We spent more than 7,000 euro in building our Production Line for the SMT PnP Machines. Monday, I will depart to present VisionBot in Mumbai, India at INK Talks. We will manufacture the VisionBot machines in Romania, European Union and not in China. Unfortunately, I am not very good at public communications for the simple reason I am a geek maker. We are very close to finish the production line once we will receive all of our goods and required components for building the VisionBot machines. Until now, we received a very professional Bernardo Lathe for Fine  Mechanics and a Bernardo Vertical Mills. We started the assembly of the first 7 units in our “garage”. Very soon, we will upload a totally new video showing the VisionBot 2.0 machine that will be our official product.

VisionBot Vertical Mills

VisionBot Vertical Mills

VisionBot Lathe Fine Mechanics

VisionBot Lathe Fine Mechanics

Ionut-Alexandru-Budisteanu-VisionBot

Ionut Alexandru Budisteanu with VisionBot

اليوم  تلقينا أخبارا عظيمة بأن VisionBot وشركتنا BIT TECNOLOGIES قد تم قبولها في برنامج الاتحاد الاوروبي لتمويل رواد الاعمال الشباب مما يرفع ثقافة ريادة الأعمال في شرق وغرب أولتينيا وبوخاريست وسوف تستخدم الشركة ذلك الدعم لتمويل صناعة أول 10 وحدات من VisionBot ولتوظيف أول فني ميكانيكا ونحن نأمل أن يكون ذلك المشروع رحلة مثمرة.لقد كان الخبر عظيما لأن في هذه الحالة سنكون قادرين على توصيل منتجنا بشكل أفضل وأسرع ونحن نشكركم للاهتمام بمتابعةVisionBot واليوم تم اصلاح مشكلة التسجيل للموقع ونأمل في أن تصلنا استفساراتكم على المنتدى 

.قد تم عرض VisionBot في معرض European Enterprise Challenge 2015 والذي تنظمه مؤسسه Junior Achievement Europe .وقد تم العرض في المسابقة وحصل المشروع على جائزتين :

الأولي جائزة CISCO SYSTEMS TECHNOPRENEURSHIP والتي تتضمن الإشراف على المشروع ودعمه من نظام CISCO  وهذا شرف عظيم أن يحصل المشروع علي مثل هذا الدعم لتطوير المشروع بشكل أسرع والاجتماع الأوول مع تلك المنظمة سيكون في خريف هذا العام في فيينا .
والثانية هي جائزة Alumni Leadership ليونس بودشتانو لتمثيله السلوك القدوة فهو لديه الكثير من المهارات كالعمل الجماعي و قام بتمثيل روح المسابقة الحقيقية .

VisionBot award CISCO SYSTEMS TECHNOPRENEURSHIP Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu

VisionBot got CISCO SYSTEMS TECHNOPRENEURSHIP AWARD

VisionBot stand presented by Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu

VisionBot stand presented by Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu

VisionBot was presented at the European Enterprise Challenge 2015 organized by the Junior Achievement Europe.  We had presented our solution, VisionBot  at the contest and received two awards:

  • CISCO SYSTEMS TECHNOPRENEURSHIP AWARD which consists in mentoring and accelerating our startup, VisionBot by CISCO SYSTEMS. It is a great privillage for us to receive a such important know-how, expertise and support from Cisco Systems for developing VisionBot faster. The first meeting with Cisco Systems will take place in Vienna this autumn.
  • The Alumni Leadership Award to Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu for standing out as an individual showing role model behavior, possessing skills, team solidarity and real JA alumni spirit at the JA Europe  Enterprise Challenge.

 

Got accepted into 25K euro EU funding program for VisionBot

Today, we received a great news that VisionBot and our company BIT TECHNOLOGIES RO got accepted into a European Union EU funding program for young entrepreneurs which is promoting the entrepreneurial culture in South-West Oltenia and Bucharest – Ilfov.  The company will use the funding seed of 25,000 euro in order to manufacture the first 10 units of VisionBot machines and to employ the first mechanical technicians.  The startup got accepted first in the funding program, and we hope that this will be the startup a very fruitful journey.  It is a great news for us, because we will be able to deliver our product, VisionBot faster and better. We want to thank you very much for the interest shown and we hope that we will do a great execution with VisionBot.

Also today we received an inquiry from a young entrepreneur just like us, that our website had a small glitch with the registration form. Hopefully we solved that problem and we are looking to receive our first questions on the forum.

VisionBot startup milestones chart

VisionBot Milestone Chart Progress

VisionBot startup milestones chart

VisionBot startup milestones chart

Today we decided to write a very short blog post about the progress we did with VisionBot. We did a nice chart which illustrates a large part of our great achievements we had done in the past 7-8 months with VisionBot. At the beginning of July’15 we will attend the JA Europe Enterprise Challenge 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. Over there we will present the company and our first product VisionBot SMT Placement Equipment. We are very sure it will gonna be a very fun experience presenting a hardware product in Lisbon. We decided to ship VisionBot there for the exhibition day. We don’t know how, but we gonna find a solution for that.

VisionBot SMT Pick and Place Roboter deutlich voran

VisionBot Pick and Place machine to make PCBs

VisionBot SMD-Bestückung stellt PCBs her

Ich habe deutlich ein grosser Fortschritt in der Entwicklung der ersten Prototypen VisionBot SMD-Bestückung gemacht . Ich habe auch den ersten voll funktionsfähigen Test der Montage einer ganzen Leiterplatte mit Vision Box SMD-Bestückung. Ich entwarf und erneuert die Hauptplatine des Vision Bot Mikrocontrollers. Jetzt ist es kleiner und intelligenter.

Ich glaube, dass in höchstens zwei Monaten werde ich fertig mit dem ersten Werbevideo von meinem Start-Up sein. Kurz danach werde ich es veröffentlichen.

Ich habe mehrere Firmware Fehlerkorrekturcode vollführt. Eine davon war, dass auf einer Achse der Maschine x-1 Schritte machte. Jedes Mal hat sie einen Schritt unerfüllt. Um zu verstehen, ob es richtig funktioniert, nahm ich einen Test der Bewegung tausende von Schritten auf verschiedenen Achsen vor. Am Ende wurde ich in die 0.0.0.0 Position zurückgekehrt. Durch diese Überprüfungsmethode , konnte ich aufgliedern, ob die Maschine irgendeinen Schritt verloren hat.

In den letzten Entwicklungen, um die Maschine zu verbessern, habe ich auch 7 Feeders je mit 5000 oberflächenmontierte Bauelemente eingeführt. Sie können die Feeders in den Bilder zu diesem Blog-Post anschauen. Ich kaufte mir die 35.000 Widerstände von Ebay für fast 100$.

VisionBot Pick and Place Robot for SMT

VisionBot SMD-Bestückung

Ich habe auch gearbeitet, die Suchmaschinenoptimierung-SEO für meinen Blog und auch für VisionBot offizielle Webseite zu verbessern. Gerade jetzt, ich suche noch ein paar Freiwillige , die VisionBot Startseite in Chinesisch, Spanisch, Arabisch, Deutsch, Russisch, Französisch und Japanisch zu übersetzen. Im nächsten Blog-Post werde ich Ihnen über die Verbesserungen an den Computer Vision Software informieren.

VisionBot got 10,000 euros

Got 10,000 euro seed money from Hyundai Romania

Our company, BIT TECHNOLOGIES RO got a 10,000 euro seed money from Hyundai Romania for VisionBot SMT Placement Equipment . We received the fund at the Junior Achievement Romania’s national contest “Company of the Year”, where the founder, Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu  presented VisionBot. For us, it is a really great achievement because we received some funds to continue our goal to enable the dreams of millions of makers, electrical engineers and SMEs to transform electronic prototypes into products. At that contest, we got also the great honor to present our company in Lisbon, Portugal at the European stage of the “Company of the Year”.[:]