Rendering PCBs as 3D Models with Kerkythea

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools, and a research affiliate at Institute for the Future.

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By Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools, and a research affiliate at Institute for the Future.

248 Articles

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In March, Sean Ragan pointed to Dangerous Prototypes’ tutorial on generating 3D models of printed circuit boards from Eagle files. Since then, Dangerous Prototypes has posted a follow-up tutorial that explains how to use Kerkythea, an open source rendering application for making realistic 3D images. The results are stunning. See the example above.