Pixel Pump

An open-source, manual pick-and-place machine for PCB artisans

Jul 24, 2023

Ready for Shipping!

Dear supporters, I am very pleased to inform you that we have now completed everything. All products are packed and the pallets are ready for shipment. Later in this update, I also will introduce you to how the product packaging was made 100% plastic free. Read the full update.

May 18, 2023

Production Complete

Dear supporters, As announced a few days ago on Twitter, we finished the production of all Pixel Pumps, SMD Magazines, Magazine Rails and the Foot Pedals smoothly at the end of April. So we are theoretically ready for shipping! Read the full update.

Jan 24, 2023

New Delivery Date

As announced on Twitter a few days ago, I will unfortunately not be able to keep the planned delivery date of your Pixel Pumps. But there is some very good news I'll get to in a moment. Read the full update.

Jul 19, 2022

YouTube Livestream at 1pm Pacific on Wednesday, July 20th!

I'm excited to announce that I will be hosting a live demo on my YouTube channel tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20th at 8 PM UTC (1 PM Pacific Time). I'll be assembling and reflowing a bunch of ESP32 Trinity boards that drive shiny 64x64 LED-matrix panels. This will be a great opportunity to see Pixel Pump in action and to ask any questions you might have. Join us at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhs7nsB26PY Read the full update.

Jul 11, 2022

Our Campaign Is Live!

Using tweezers to place SMD components always felt a little silly to me. (Extracting a part from the tape on which it was shipped, then dumping it onto a table just so you could pick it up again?) So I set out to optimize that workflow. Pixel Pump uses suction and tiny nozzles—just like the automated machines for which SMD tape was designed—to help you pick and place SMD components more quickly and more easily. Read the full update.

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