SMD Manual Part Picker

I’ve been working on designing a PCB using all 0603 SMD parts.  Prior to this, the smallest SMD parts I’ve attempted were 0804.  I ordered the PCBs and I’ve been trying to alleviate my concerns about not being able to actually work with these tiny parts once they arrive.  They are almost too small to deal with using tweezers, so I’ve been shopping around for an inexpensive vacuum part picker.  However, I’ve discovered that there are really expensive ones and there are really cheap ones with not much in between.  I can’t justify a really expensive one ($1000+) and the cheap ones have terrible reviews.

So, I’ve been thinking like any maker would…why not make my own?

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