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Become a Super Maker with DesignSpark

Would you like to become a Super Maker?  visit the RS Components BOOTH, partner of MFR, IN PAV. 7, Join the DesignSpark community and learn how to get some incredibile “maker powers”!





Every Maker has super powers, sometimes you just need the time and support to work out how to use them. As proud partners of Maker Faire Rome we invite you to visit the RS Components booth in Pavillion 7 (7.C.11) where we will show you how our DesignSpark community of over 600k makers, engineers and students can help you to become a Super Maker. We will also be showcasing some of our favourite projects, plus providing demos and advice for using our free professional CAD software; DesignSpark PCB and DesignSpark Mechanical.  




Have you ever wished you could fly like a real super hero? Our technology evangelist Pete Wood will be on hand to discuss our “Hack Superman – To the edge of Space and back” project, where a team of community members sent a Mattel action figure 39km into the stratosphere before releasing it back to earth, inspired by Felix Baumgartner’s record breaking freefall. You can read more about the project here.

If that isn’t enough super hero flying for you, then come and speak to us about Richard Browning, the inventor who had a vision in early 2016 to build a viable anti-gravity jet-engine suit and start a company that could re-imagine human flight. Fast forward to November 2017 and he has launched Gravity, the world’s first human propulsion company. His strength, perseverance and ambition have also resulted in him breaking the world record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled power suit earlier this month. Come and find out how RS Components and DesignSpark Mechanical have played a part in his incredible journey. You can also read more here.





Make sure to come and see us in Rome for some great giveaways, a virtual reality experience, CAD software demos, meet Pi-Top, explore RS Pro products and much more. We will also be hosting free workshops on Saturday from 11am-12pm and Sunday from 2pm-3pm in Room 13, Pavillion 7.

Becoming a free member of the DesignSpark community is easy and enables you to comment and share other users articles, create your very own articles to share your knowledge and experiences, download software and CAD models, contribute to our forums, request support and engage with other users, subscribe for regular updates on industry news, trends and products, plus much more. So what’s the catch? There isn’t one. DesignSpark exists to make your life easier and to remove potential barriers for you. We simply want to help empower this generation of makers and engineers to make a difference, whilst inspiring the next generation too.

So why not join now for free here and head to the RS Components booth (7C11) to find out how you can make the most of your membership.

About RS Components


RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through our website, catalogues and our RS local network to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

As children, we all grew up with big ideas and an active imagination that allowed us to believe we could be anything we wanted to be, and do anything we wanted to do. We were inspired by what we saw in the world around us and driven by a belief it was all possible. At RS, we want to help our customers keep that magic alive so that they can realise their big ideas and shape the future. With an extensive range available in stock and our fast, reliable service and support, we make it easy for you to find and buy what you need. What’s more, our convenient one-stop shop approach and competitive pricing ensures that you get the best value without having to shop around.

We also believe in giving you more than the right parts at the right price. From connecting you to like-minded people with different areas of expertise to giving you free access to powerful design tools and resources through our DesignSpark community, we want to support you in realising your creative potential.

For more information, please visit our website.