If you are in need of a helping hand when building your PCB assemblies you might be interested in the PCBGRIP which has been designed to make electronics assembly easier.
The PCBGRIP electronics assembly system offers customisable, with open source flexibility and has been created to hold PCB boards in place to aid in the speed of assembly. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the PCBGRIP project and see it in action.
The PCBGRIP solution has been developed with hobbyists, makers, and assemblers in mind allowing them to more quickly construct their projects in style and safety. PCBGRIP explains a little mores bout their creation.
“Unlike other products that just hold PCBs, PCBGRIP holds PCBs and everything else. The open source aluminum extrusion and standard 3mm hardware allow you to build and share whatever you need to help you with your electronics project.
When assembling PCBs with through hole components, you need to find a way of holding the component in place when the board is turned over to apply solder to the pad and lead. We progressed from trying to use one hand to hold the component, to taping the components in place, to building dedicated PCB specific jigs. None of these solutions are ideal and comprise the quality, speed, and flexibility required when assembling electronics projects and products.
What started out as designing a better way of holding through hole components evolved into PCBGRIP, a system that not only holds components exactly where they need to be, but also solves other common challenges associated with electronics assembly.”
The PCBGRIP project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think PCBGRIP is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help PCBGRIP become a reality.