Electronics prototyping idea for a TOM Makerbot and maby other bots.
I created some circuit boards using OSH Pool they made the board I made the files in KiCAD.
Some of the gerber layers that can be exported to different formats are the solder paste layer.
so if the smallest cap or resistor is a 805 or 1210 SMT.
Could a solder paste plunger holder and insert to leave the 3mm or 1,7- 1.8 mm hole in a printed plunger the mk6 or mk7 with the nozel unscrewed so the plastic fed out pushed the plunger and made the bot extrude solder paste based on a stl file of the image or 2d extruded to 3d paste pads.
The corner of the board would probably need a jig for the calibration of the TOM to see the board corner as zero.
How hot could the heated bed platform get and could it be used for re-flow if the TOM's box was surrounded by a pink foam insulation box?
Now here is the last and more difficult trick .... a suction tiny pipe that would pick up the components in long trays and servo or stepper to rotate them and a web cam or something looking down to view the board.
Then after I press the buttons on the control panel to assemble one board put the components down or pick n place could it redo that with a mouse macro like a recording.
If all 3 steps could be done solder paste printed then parts pick n placed then re-flow that would be awesome.
Tell me what you think.