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Project Rotating XY Table for microscope
Xy plate2 2.png
Rotating XY Table for microscope
Status Completed
Contact cmpxchg
Last Update 2021-05-01

What is it?

flat 'in-view rotating' XY table 80x80 mm for microscope SMD assembly and inspection

Just 26 mm high but featuring 2 axis for movement and 1 for rotation (no Z, use microscope focus instead). All moving parts are printable. Usage: use either stick for rotation around center axis, will always be around part in-view. Twist the sticks to move the XY table with gear-reduced precision, all while keeping your eyes on the microscope.

Soldering small SMT components now becomes a lot easier and improvement of quality of work can be expected. A ring light was added for better lighting of the PCB. The gooseneck lights can still be useful to shine on side of chips to reveal their markings.

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Hardware

Based around an Andonstar microscope and a 12V LED ringlight from aliexpress