Bring Innovation Home
From data collection and processing, to storage and visualization, the Ignition platform provides unlimited solutions in the industrial space. Now, with Ignition Maker Edition®, you can apply the same powerful industrial-grade features of Ignition® to any number of your personal or educational projects — at no cost!
Whether you want to automate the lights in your home, manage a personal weather station, or simply learn the Ignition platform from anywhere, Ignition Maker Edition is your personal innovation engine to help you turn great ideas into reality.Get Ignition Maker Edition
“The same individuals who are using Ignition every day to optimize production lines, track energy usage, and monitor operating conditions can now apply all of that knowledge to their own personal projects!”
Easy, Fun, & Free
Ignition Maker Edition is easy to learn, fun to use, and totally free. Whether you've used Ignition before or you're discovering the platform for the first time, start bringing your automation ideas to life with Ignition Maker Edition.
Industrial-Grade Software — Available for Anyone
If Ignition Maker Edition looks familiar, that’s because it is nearly identical to Ignition, featuring the same limitless capabilities and industry-leading features.
For Non-Commercial Use Only
Designed as a completely free tool for hobbyists, students, and individuals wanting to familiarize themselves with the platform. Ignition Maker Edition is not intended for industrial or professional use, or for any other monetary purpose, including using it in sales demos of Ignition.
“I use Ignition for my home automation system and to manage my bills. Ignition is an ideal tool because it connects to anything and gives me the flexibility to customize the solution the way I want it and I can access it anywhere.”
Chief Technology Evangelist,
Create Your Own Home Control Room
Ignition Maker Edition gives you the development and visualization tools you need to create your own central dashboard for managing all your IoT devices. Get real-time analytics, manage multiple devices, and collect data – all in one place.
Your Personal System Integration Platform
Ignition Maker Edition is cross-platform server software that's agile enough to run on your own computer. Ignition uses trusted technologies like SQL, Python, OPC UA, and MQTT so you can connect to just about any kind of database, PLC, and device.
Create More Connections
Use up to 10k data points and 10 concurrent user sessions to connect to all the sensors and actuators your personal project requires.
Give Your DIY Application Cross-Platform Accessibility
With the Ignition Perspective® Module️, Ignition Maker Edition can deploy cross-platform HTML5 applications that run natively on any desktop, on any mobile device through the Perspective iOS and Android native apps, and any major web browser.
Drag-and-Drop Makes Coding Optional
Using the tools the Perspective Module adds to the Ignition Maker Edition Designer, you can easily build beautiful mobile-responsive applications using drag-and-drop capabilities.
Build Any Kind of Solution
Use industry-proven, integrated software modules within Ignition Maker Edition to build applications that will help bring better visualization, control, and functionality to your next DIY design.
Included Core Modules
Ignition Maker Edition offers many of the same core modules as Ignition and can be used to create any type of project, enhancing your creations with more functionality and capability. Users can add features such as charts and tables, mobile access, sophisticated logic systems, and much more.
Ignition Perspective Module
The visualization module for mobile-first industrial applications. Easily build pure-web, mobile-responsive, visually stunning applications for monitoring and control using HTML5.Full product details
SQL Bridge Module
Easily bridge the gap between OPC data and SQL databases with the industry's most flexible and powerful transaction manager. Easily log data, call stored procedures, and synchronize data bi-directionally.Full product details
Alarm Notification Module
Configure the logic for how, why, and when alarm notifications are delivered, manage alarm notification for groups of users, and send notifications via email.Full product details
OPC UA Module
Connect to most major programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with the Ignition OPC UA Module. This module serves as a totally cross-platform OPC UA server with an open, pluggable driver system.Full product details
Tag Historian Module
Turn a SQL database into a high-performance time-series tag historian.Full product details
Create dynamic, database-driven PDF reports with pixel-perfect layout — with ease.Full product details
Included Drivers & Additional Modules
Beyond the core Ignition modules, Ignition Maker Edition includes several other Ignition modules to help you add even more specialized features and functions to your personal or educational projects.
Drivers for OPC UA Module
- Modbus Driver
- UDP and TCP Drivers Module
- Allen-Bradley Driver Suite
- Siemens Driver
- Omron Driver
- Opto 22 groov Epic SNAP PAC Driver
Sequential Function Charts
Streamline the creation, organization, and visualization of robust logic systems.Full product details
Twilio Notification Module
Adds integration with Twilio via an SMS Alarm Notification Profile and scripting functions to send SMS.
Web Development Module
Allows users to directly program against the web server inside the Ignition Gateway.
Adds the ability to send and receive information over a serial port to Ignition.
Ignition Maker Edition also supports modules from Inductive Automation’s strategic partners. With these MQTT Modules, you can set up a secure MQTT message-oriented middleware infrastructure that increases data availability.
Learn, Build & Share
Learn more, build faster, and share your projects using community resources like the Inductive Automation Forums, Ignition Exchange, and Inductive University.
“… Being part of the Exchange and participating … together all of us will create better and better resources.”
What is the difference between Ignition and Ignition Maker Edition?
Ignition Maker Edition is a non-commercial version of Ignition by Inductive Automation. Ignition Maker Edition has many of the same features as the full version of Ignition, but there are some key differences. The primary difference is its use case: Ignition Maker Edition is entirely free so that anyone can use it for personal, non-commercial use. Not all Ignition modules work with Maker Edition (see below for details). Ignition Maker Edition also has a limitation of 10,000 tags and 10 concurrent user sessions, and does not support redundancy.
Can I use Ignition Maker Edition at my business or non-profit organization?
No. Maker Edition may only be used by individuals for personal use. Businesses, non-profit organizations, and other entities cannot use Maker Edition for commercial, revenue-generating, or non-profit activities.
I need some help. Does Maker Edition come with any support?
Maker Edition is a community-supported version of Ignition. Please visit our forum to ask questions and get help with your Maker Edition projects. Because Maker Edition is offered for free, we are unable to offer phone or email support.
What happens if I delete one of my licenses?
Ignition Maker Edition allows users to have up to three active licenses of the version. With Maker Edition, you can make as many projects per installation as you like, but you can only have three concurrently active Ignition gateways. Want to activate a new or different gateway? No problem! You can delete a license and then make a new one. Your license might be "deleted," but your project(s) will be saved, and you can reactivate whenever you've freed up another one of your three licenses.
Which Ignition modules can I use with Maker Edition?
Many of the Ignition modules are available for Maker Edition, but not all. The modules available include Perspective, SQL Bridge, SFC, Tag Historian, OPC-UA, and others. Many business-operations modules, like the Sepasoft MES modules, will not be available for this free version of Ignition.
Why doesn't Maker Edition include the Vision Module?
Our goal with the Ignition Maker Edition is to empower makers and hobbyists to create innovative automation solutions outside of work, and to provide a gateway for learning about Ignition. To make it as easy as possible to launch and build, we chose to support only one visualization system instead of two. That's why we've included Ignition's most modern visualization module, Perspective.
Do resources on the Ignition Exchange work with Maker Edition?
Yes! We encourage users to post resources for Maker Edition projects, and many resources currently on the Exchange work with the Maker Edition (this excludes any resource that requires modules that are not available for Maker Edition). For policies and procedures relating to the Ignition Exchange, please read more here.
Can projects and resources that I create with Maker Edition be used with full Ignition as well?
Absolutely. There are no differences between resources created with Maker and those created and used by commercial Ignition. Maker Edition is a great way to experiment and innovate, and if you create something that you think might be useful commercially, feel free to publish it to the Ignition Exchange or otherwise share it with full Ignition users.
Is Ignition Maker Edition appropriate for customer or public demos?
Since Ignition Maker Edition is only available for use in non-commercial settings, it cannot be used for business case demos. Not only does Maker Edition not showcase the full Ignition toolset, but it does not replicate the launch experience of Ignition. If you have questions about setting up a public or customer demo, please reach out to your sales representative.