Become a Super Maker with DesignSpark
For any superhero their origin story is often the most important aspect of their entire existence and defines who they are. Whether it’s Tony Stark building his Iron Man suit as a war prisoner, Wonder Woman being an Amazonian champion, Spiderman’s spider bite or Superman being from the planet Krypton.
Origin stories are so great because they are the exact moments when normal men or women go from being just like the rest of us to becoming somehow better, faster and stronger. So, with that in mind, we are delighted to welcome you to the beginning of your journey, because DesignSpark is here to give you the powers to become a Super Maker.
We are a community of over 690,000 makers and engineers from around the globe. We pride ourselves on providing people of all ages and abilities with free tools, resources and support to help turn their creativity and innovations into reality.
But what’s the catch? Well, there isn’t one. We just want to provide you with the right tools to help you to overcome any challenges, reduce barriers and bring together people from different backgrounds and experiences to share their expertise and knowledge.
We have plenty of free “superpowers” that can help you, including these below. Click to find out more. Good luck Super Maker, the world needs you!
Sell Your Products and Win Some Of Ours!
DesignSpark Marketplace - Do you love making things, but don't know how or where you can sell your products? We're here to help. We have introduced a new maker-to-maker marketplace where you can sell your creations directly to fellow makers and buy their creations too. The best part? We don't take any commission, we just want to help you to sell your great ideas to each other using an easy PayPal payment engine.
Summer of Sound - Win £1,500 worth of products from RS Components by entering our music-themed design challenge. Either create a brand new instrument using technology or hack an existing instrument to be in with a chance of winning.
Free PCB Design Software, Tools and Resources
DesignSpark PCB - DesignSpark PCB is the world’s most accessible electronics design software, specially designed for Rapid Prototyping and turning your circuit ideas into testable boards faster. Easy to learn and easy to use, DesignSpark PCB helps you to explore more design options. At the core of this unique software is a powerful EDA engine that enables you to capture Schematics and design PCB boards and layouts.
PCB Part Library - Ever get frustrated by having to build and maintain your own PCB Part Libraries? Then our service is here to help. Working with SamacSys we've developed PCB Part Library aimed to take care of creating Schematic Symbols and PCB Footprints that are compatible will the leading CAD packages, leaving you to get on with your next big idea.
Electronics Design Tech Hub - A selection of articles, questions, hints and tips about Electronics Design. You can choose to follow this subject and can even share your own projects and articles.
Free 3D Design Software, Tools and Resources
DesignSpark Mechanical - DesignSpark Mechanical gives every engineer the power to quickly design and change product concepts in 3D without having to learn complex traditional CAD software. In partnership with SpaceClaim we give you the power to start modelling your ideas instantly and have your prototypes 3D-printed the same day!
3D Model Library - We have an extensive library of 3D models that can be viewed online, downloaded and incorporated into your designs, which can be searched by manufacturer, part number and RS part number.
3D Printing and Design Tech Hub - A selection of articles, questions, hints and tips about 3D Printing and Design. You can choose to follow this subject and can even share your own projects and articles.
We also have a host of other free software, tools and resources available including; Obsolescence Manager, Tech Hubs, DS Toolbox App, Product Data Library, Articles, Tools, DesignSpark Electrical, DesignSpark Safety, RS University and Support Forums.