0

“Pick and place” machine from the 1940’s ! Electronics automated production

Film from 1947 on interesting way-ahead-of-its-time ECME Electronic Circuit Making Equipment assembly line from 1947. Invented by John Sargrove in the 1930s – one wonders how electronics manufacturing might look like if this company hadn’t folded at the end of the 1940s


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 12,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython 2019!

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell with Google Hangouts On-Air is every Wednesday at 7:30pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Trade war rolls on, effects will have lasting implications

Wearables — Block the light

Electronics — Stay disciplined with ERC

Biohacking — Focus Building Meditation with Michael Taft

Python for Microcontrollers — Consumers Should Immediately… Python the Circuit! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython #PythonHardware @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF @Adafruit

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



3 Comments

  1. Well less pick & place and more like a different Printed Circuit, but Still cool! 🙂

  2. “Using light bulbs to adjust voltage” – Awesome.

    I did that sort of thing on a Ni-Cad battery charger I built in 1991. The bulbs adjusted the current though.. A tad bit ashamed of that, but a tad proud in the same breath. 🙂

  3. That was an amazing thing to watch. And I thought that the specialty PWB core materials I read about in the 90’s that allowed internal power and ground planes to capacitively couple enough to take the place of bypass caps at ICs was a new and novel concept. Little did I know that capacitors integrated into the board was at least 50 years old…

    Although, I think they should have changed the first name of the machine from “Electronic” to “Automated”. Then it would have been the A.C.M.E. machine. Wiley Coyote would have been proud. 😉

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.