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smd vacuum pick tool

Being dissapointed with the manual pick tool I bought for dealing with smd components I decided to make a vacuum pick and place tool to use the pick heads. I made this about 2 years ago, but until this week it has been a bunch of parts sitting on the bench. After a tumble to the floor it was time to install in a more rigid enclosure, which turned out to be a bamboo box I picked up in Bed Bath Beyond. The vac gauge is purely cosmetic, and the picking wand needs to be worked on its a bit klugged at the moment with tape and stuff. The pick heads are also shown in this shot. The din plug goes to a foot switch

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Taken on April 26, 2012