3D Model: Part Ninja v1c

Today’s 3D model is the latest version of the Part Ninja electronic component testing tool. It identifies electronic components like transistors and FETs, determines the pinout, and measures basic specifications. Several SMD footprints are included so surface mount parts can be tested too. Check out our tutorial on how to build 3D models from Cadsoft […]

3D Model: USB Persistence of Vision Toy v1c

Today’s model is the USB POV Toy. It’s a hand-held persistence of vision toy, that is can be updated over USB. Check out our workshop video about the latest developments on this project. Want to make 3D renderings of your own projects? Here’s our tutorial on how to build 3D models from Cadsoft Eagle board […]

PIC32F and PIC24F SOIC-28breakout board v1a

Our latest 3D model is the PIC32F and PIC24F SOIC-28 breakout board . This project lets you get familiar with the PIC32 and PIC24 microcontrollers in a breadboard friendly “blade” style breakout board that leaves plenty of room for other parts. Check out our tutorial on how to build 3D models from Cadsoft Eagle board […]

HOW-TO: Advanced circuit board rendering with SketchUp and Kerkythea

  See the latest version of this tutorial on the wiki. Overview Kerkythea is an open source rendering application that makes life-like images. A community developed plugin can import Google SketchUp 3D models into Kerkythea, so we can use it to render boards make with EagleUp. Since Kerkythea is open source there are no restrictions […]

Using SketchUp and Kerkythea to make lifelike project renderings

MrLaw used our 3D modeling and rendering tutorials to render an image of his project. The image to the left was done using the Kerkythea plugin for SketchUp, and the image on the right is the real board. Kerkythea is more complicated then the Maxwell Studio plugin, but provides overall better results. Would like to […]

3D Model: PIC18F2550 Breakout Board

Our latest 3D model is the PIC18F2550 Breakout Board. This project lets you get familiar with the popular PIC18F2550 microcontroller in a breadboard friendly “blade” style breakout board. Check out our tutorial on how to build 3D models from Cadsoft Eagle board files, as well as the tutorial on how to render life like images […]

3D Model: PIC TQFP-100 Breakout Board v2

Our latest 3D model is the PIC TQFP-100 Brakout Board v2. This project lets you get familiar with any PIC microcontroller or dsPIC digital signal processor that come in the TQFP100 (0.4mm) ‘PT’ package quickly and easily. Check out our tutorial on how to build 3D models from Cadsoft Eagle board files, as well as […]

3D Model: Part Ninja v1a

Our latest 3D model is the Part Ninja electronic component testing tool. It identifies electronic components like transistors and FETs, determines the pinout, and measures basic specifications. Several SMD footprints are included so surface mount parts can be tested too. Check out our tutorial on how to build 3D models from Cadsoft Eagle board files, […]

3D Model: CPLD development boards

This week we converted two of our CPLD development boards to SketchUp 3D models. These boards were designed to help with CPLD development. Both XC9572XL and XC2C64A CoolRunner II CPLDs are available. The models will be published in the Dangerous Prototypes 3D warehouse collection. They are also uploaded to our SVN. You can find them […]

MSP430 Launchpad 3D model in Sketchup

lpm0 writes to inform us of a 3D model he found of the MSP430 Launchpad at 43Oh. The 43Oh crew describes their design: We were looking out for a 3D model of the Launchpad for one of our projects, but could not find any. So we whipped our own Sketchup Model. As far as we […]