Many fields already benefit from high tempo iteration (Lean Startup for business, Agile for software, and 3D printing for mechanical design). We are developing a robot that brings this capability to electronics.
The current options for making prototypes and short-runs of circuit boards are unattractive: wait weeks to get a board back from a board house or strain your fine motor skills trying to build boards yourself.
We aim to fix this with Electronics Factory, a reliable, easy to use, desktop robot. Think MakerBot for electronics. Our objective is to design a robot that etch traces, applies solder paste, places components, reflows, and tests. We will release each of these capabilities as they become available.