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DIY Vacuum Pickup Tool for SMT Pick and Place

We get a lot of people asking us about our in-house prototyping and manufacturing processes.  We love sharing what we've learned in the trenches!

Today's topic is how to take a bunch of Amazon parts and make a low cost (< $75) adjustable DIY vacuum pickup tool (with a foot pedal) for doing manual pick and place.

 Why is this useful? It helps you prototype boards faster and with less effort!  In our tests we were between 60-90% faster with the vacuum pickup than with tweezers.