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4 Apr 2019, 11:00

DesignSpark welcomes OKdo to its extended family

DesignSpark is delighted to announce the launch of OKdo, a brand-new global tech business focusing on SBC and the IoT. OKdo joins RS Components and DesignSpark in the Electrocomponents plc group of companies.

This new partnership enhances DesignSpark’s ever-growing eco-system, with OKdo ideally placed to give engineers focused on SBCs and IoT everything they need.

With around 900 SBC and IoT products available, OKdo is working with SBC leaders including Arduino, BeagleBone and Raspberry Pi, alongside new partnerships with some of the world’s most influential technology companies, including Arm, NXP, Broadcom, Intel and SEEED, plus rising tech start-ups like Zerynth and The Things Industries.

OKdo provides end-to-end support for all SBC and IoT segments, spanning makers, entrepreneurs, industrial designers, educators and re-seller partners.

OKdo’s projects portal will help makers connect and bounce ideas off each other, while entrepreneurs and industrial designers will benefit from industry-leading support, including manufacturing, prototyping, and a free cloud-based IoT development platform.

The platform delivers a combination of hardware, software, development support and manufacturing services to inspire and enable its customers to generate new ideas and turn them into commercial reality.The new global website ( is now live in seven countries: the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the US and Japan. OKdo has also deployed a global sales team to support business customers. Alongside a wide SBC and IoT technology portfolio, a range of new services is available now.

Claire Doyle, OKdo’s Global SVP, Commercial, said: “SBC and IoT are demanding disruptive markets that expect imagination, creativity and technical expertise in abundance. It brings a global proposition to deliver all that and more. Not just hardware, but the additional support and services that customers in these segments need to thrive and succeed.”

Check out OKdo today at and join us in wishing them a very warm DesignSpark welcome!

DesignSpark Community Manager and all-around geek girl.

4 Apr 2019, 11:00