Regular listeners know that PCB Chat us always eager to hear about what’s going on in the minds of the next-generation of engineers. A team of students from the Rochester Institute of Technology Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA) spent the past semester automating parts of the surface mount process: Carmela Stone, Ian Youngs, Ethan Broshar, Brad Brewster and Kyle Mellendorf. Along with Martin Anselm, director of CEMA and Duane Beck, visiting lecturer, they describe their so-called capstone project, which marries component sourcing, programming, robotics and electronics engineering.
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