Makeblock’s star product-Airblock, was recognized as the “Most Promising Electronic Gadgets” China Daily Innovation Awards 2017
Following Airblock’s recent wins in the Product Design category of the Red Dot Design Award in March, Airblock was named as one of the top five “Most Promising Electronic Gadgets” on April 13, awarded by China Daily at 2017 Spring Global Source Electronic Show.
“Airblock by Makeblock — makes what it says is the first modular drone, which can be turned into a hovercraft, car and other things.
The soft styrofoam frame and magnetic connection enhance the device’s safety performance. Even if it falls out of the sky, it won’t cause much damage. The whole thing can be snapped back together and resume flying very quickly,” said China Daily.
Airblock is not only a cool tech toy for fun; it also incorporates the basics of ngineering, technology, and physics. Airblock, first and foremost is fun. Who doesn’t like building something you can fly, drive or skim over a lake? As kids start to get curious about what they can create and make by themselves, they will try all different configurations. Can a Drone fly with 3 propellers? What happens if all 3 propellers turn clockwise? Can a Lego built car be powered by air? How much lift is necessary to get your stuff off the ground? All of these questions can be answered based on physics – so kids will be able to learn, to experiment and to have fun.
The soft Styrofoam frames and magnetic connections enhance Airblock’s safety performance. Even if it hits a hard surface, it will just fall apart and can be rebuilt via the magnetic connection. Listed as one of the top promising electronic gadgets, Airblock is only one of the many steps that Makeblock is taking for making drone technology accessible to children. Makeblock’s research and development team is striving to keep up with the innovation in not only product design, but most importantly the necessary resources for those who are eager to learn.
Therefore, Makeblock continues its effort in providing STEM Kits, Tech Kits, DIY Kits, a building block platform of over 500 mechanical parts and easy-to-use electronic modules and graphical programming software, along with abundant online and offline learning resources.
Airblock was launched via Kickstarter in October 2016. Ever since then, the story of Airblock has been picked by some of the most influential media outlets, including The Verge, Digital Trends, Wired and many more. Airblock had raised $829,506 by 5,307 backers. To learn more about Airblock and to pre-order a unit, please visit: http://www.makeblock.com/en.