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Design and make things in 3D like never before. DesignSpark Mechanical is a free mechanical CAD software, which enables users to rapidly prototype or reverse engineer any physical object.

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DesignSpark Electrical is our free electrical CAD software. This is a bespoke electrical CAD solution for engineering professionals looking to save time and create error-free designs.

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DesignSpark PCB is the world’s most accessible and comprehensive, full function, free electronics PCB design software, turning your circuit ideas into testable boards, faster.

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A handy iOS and Windows application that gives you quick and easy access to electronics design reference tools, product information and data and a suite of engineering calculators.

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New Products From RS Components

September 27, 2016 14:57

Distribution agreement with XP Power adds 2500 products

RS has extended its range of power supplies adding 2,500 new lines from XP Power to provide a wider choice of innovative power supplies to engineers working on new designs, and offering an additional supply source for existing users of XP products.

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Newsletter Archive

September 27, 2016 09:45

Newsletter 19-09-16

This week; DesignSpark's new website is coming! Plus, in-vehicle networking, Hirose circular connectors and more.

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September 27, 2016 09:20

SEM Adventures Pt. 3: Oil Change, New Filament and Testing

Completing the initial overhaul of 30+ year old scanning electron microscope.

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September 27, 2016 08:06

RC2014 Modular Computing

The RC2014 is an 8-bit Z80 based modular computer with support for running Microsoft BASIC. Here is a first glance at the RC2014 "Full Monty" kit

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September 26, 2016 14:33

The ZX Spectrum is back... and it's handheld with 14k free games

Following a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign six months ago details have finally been revealed for the release of the new handheld ZX Vega+. The new retro-inspired device will be released on 20th October 2016.

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September 26, 2016 14:27

How to build an application with Barth PLC and Stepper Motors

This video tutorial contains 5 steps which explain how to build up a simple application with standard components from the RS store, plus the new STG-700 STEP and STG-570 CAN from Barth Elektronik.

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