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 […]

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: 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 […]