New Product Monday: Makeblock Ultimate Robot Kit

  • Posted on November 3, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • By Christina
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Hey guys, at the beginning of November we’re pleased to announce that we will launch  the new product today: Makeblock Ultimate Robot Kit. This is a comprehensive robot kit for beginners to explore the robotic world or experts to build complex robots. It contains everything you need to construct your robot dreams: metal geared motors, Arduino-compatible […]

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DIY Makeblock Quadcopter Total lifting capacity 50lbs!

  • Posted on November 3, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • By Christina
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Makeblock user mcwiggin shared his DIY Quadcopter build using Makeblock parts as the frame on Reddit. He said the main goal is not photography, he was looking to build an arial platform that he can add lots of stuff on to like a grappling hook. Right now the copter currently hovers very well at 30% […]

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Jens Christian: Teaching with Makeblock Robots

  • Posted on October 22, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • By Christina
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The last two years I’ve done a course in at Westerdals Oslo School of Art, Communication and Technology (formerly NITH). The school offers Bachelor & Master studies in informatics and I’ve been brought in as a teacher on the topic of Embedded Systems. The course (200 hrs total) is a volunteer topic for third year […]

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MakeBlock presenta el kit de grabado y corte por láser

  • Posted on October 22, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • By Christina
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Makeblock es un sistema de construcción realmente interesante, el cual ya tuvimos la fortuna de probar en Xataka Smart Home. Con un planteamiento muy diferente al de otros kits de robótica, la mayoría de las piezas están fabricadas en aluminio anodizado y podemos hacer construcciones realmente notables y robustas gracias a su diseño, que propugna […]

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Raspberry Pi Rubik’s Cube Solver by Makeblock

  • Posted on September 2, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • By Christina
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Makeblock, an open-source construction platform for DIY robots based in Shenzhen, China, are due to release a Raspberry Pi adaptor for their product later this year. In the meantime Makeblock software engineer Zijiang, shows us the type of machine that could be created using a Raspberry Pi. See the short video below, to see the […]

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Makeblock lets kids easily make and program their own robots

  • Posted on September 2, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • By Christina
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  Legos. K’nex. Erector Sets. These brand-name toys have inspired millions of children and adults to build something with their own two hands, and can instill a “maker” mindset from a very early age. But with the exception of Lego Mindstorms, they’ve failed to keep up with the larger trend of merging hardware and software. […]

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Makeblock, robots con Arduino al alcance de todos: Análisis (II)

  • Posted on July 22, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • By Christina
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Llega el momento de terminar el análisis de Makeblock que empezamos el mes pasado, centrándonos esta vez en la parte del software y del entorno de programación del Starter Robot Kit V2.0. Recordaréis que montamos un robot tanque cuyas instrucciones están listas en la caja del Kit para familiarizarnos con el montaje. Ahora vamos a preparar […]

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Makeblock Starter Robot Is An Excellent Kit For Teaching With

  • Posted on July 21, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • By Christina
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An educational robot to teach kids how to build and code – is this the future of classrooms or the start of Skynet?—Linuxuser.co.uk We have a small army of robots here at LU&D. And a small quadcopter. We’ll need them for when we take control of Cupertino, but for now we like to think of […]

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Jens’s Project: Makeblock 3D DIY Printer

  • Posted on July 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • By Christina
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Up until now I’ve had two 3D printers. My first one was the Ultimaker Original and it now has more than 4000 hours of printing behind it. An incredibly solid machine! The next printer was the Printerbot Jr that my son put together. I haven’t seen much of it as he’s more or less confiscated […]

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Building Your Own Makeblock 3D Printing Project with Arduino

  • Posted on June 19, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • By Christina
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Last week, we made our first 3D printer demo. It’s adopted i3 structure and the most amazing part is you can make your own open-source 3D printer.  Of course you can buy a 3D printer, but what if you wanted to make one yourself?  The home-built 3D printers are booming recently. Currently hundreds of thousands of people […]

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Makeblock, robots con Arduino al alcance de todos: Análisis

  • Posted on May 23, 2014 - 6:22 pm
  • By Christina
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En Xataka Smart Home sabemos que os encantan las entradas dedicadas a la automatización. Hace tiempo nos contactaron de Makeblock para ofrecernos un Starter Robot Kit V2.0 para su revisión, y aquí os traemos la primera parte de nuestro análisis, en la que nos centraremos en la descripción del kit y el montaje de uno de los […]

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Heine Ravnholt: Unboxing the Makeblock Starter Robot Kit (2.0)

  • Posted on April 24, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • By Christina
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Monday afternoon I ordered a “Starter Robot Kit” from Makeblock in Shenzhen, China. Friday afternoon the same week, I received the package through DHL parcel delivery. The price was 120$ + a 30$ shipping fee to Denmark. The package was in a thin plastic bag and opening it, the original package had clear markings of […]

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