Microchip Fabrication Wafer Transfer Handler Robot Teardown
Chalk this up under one of those rare finds you’ll probably never actually acquire – let alone teardown! This is one of those things we all know exists – every wafer that gets handled gets primarily handled by robots like this – but to actually see the innards of one is pretty intriguing. Moving parts have to be designed to not shed even microscopic shavings, as any particle that landed on a wafer would destroy its production. Slide rails and tubes are precisely manufactured, and the motors that drive them sound superb! Check it out in the video teardown, below!
An out of the ordinary teardown of a Tel (Tokyo Electon Tohoku) wafer transfer handler robot used in microchip fabrication.
This little robot was found deep inside a large 2 x 2 x 3 meter tall wafer kiln-like machine.
Adafruit publishes a wide range of writing and video content, including interviews and reporting on the maker market and the wider technology world. Our standards page is intended as a guide to best practices that Adafruit uses, as well as an outline of the ethical standards Adafruit aspires to. While Adafruit is not an independent journalistic institution, Adafruit strives to be a fair, informative, and positive voice within the community – check it out here: adafruit.com/editorialstandards
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, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, 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.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.