Dear Phil and Lady Ada –
I want to thank you very much for your mention of my new startup, www.smallbatchassembly.com on the adafruit blog and Ask an Engineer…
While I was developing my business plan, your company was an inspiration and model. The fact that companies like Adafruit and Sparkfun were so open with their business processes were priceless resources. I read Lady Ada’s pick and place wiki page many times, and the smt forum was very helpful also.
I hope to give back the good karma by operating my business as openly as possible..
PS) Here’s a gratuitous animated gif of my modest little Manncorp MC-400 pick and place in action..
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