PCB Mill-Drill Built From Makeblock Beams

  • Posted on November 15, 2013 - 12:11 pm
  • By eric
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On Oct 30, 2013 by John Baichtal Makeblock is a sweet aluminum building set that has facilitated the creation of some cool projects ranging from nanoscopes to xylophones. Stijn Kuipers is using his Makeblock to build a PCB mill with two rotary tools, one for boring the vias, and the other for milling the traces. […]

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Makeblock Rocks a Robot Set

  • Posted on November 14, 2013 - 6:26 pm
  • By eric
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On Sept. 11, 2013 by John Baichtal Shenzhen startup Makeblock makes and sells aluminum building sets for building everything from music robots to plotters. Compared to t-slot aluminum beams, Makeblock is much more sophisticated. It has threaded grooves running along the length of the beams, bolt holes running parallel to the grooves, as well as […]

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Makeblock workshop in Xi’an Hackerspace

  • Posted on November 14, 2013 - 3:48 pm
  • By eric
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Last month, Xi’an Hackerspace hold a Makeblock workshop. At the began of the workshop, Doctor Zhang Hao gave a speach about Project Management. Then Wu Jincheng, a maker from Guangdong, gave a presentation of Makeblock. The next is the star of this activity – Makeblock workshop. The electronic modules for Ultrasonic obstacle avoidance robot. Let’s […]

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Getting Started with ArduBlock for Makeblock Electronic Modules

  • Posted on November 11, 2013 - 6:26 pm
  • By eric
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Recently we release a graphic programming IDE based on Ardublock. ArduBlock is a popular block programming language for Arduino developed by David Li in Xinchejian, you can find the source code of Ardublock here. We also made an installation package for easily installing ArduBlock for Makeblock. So let’s getting started with ArduBlock for Makeblock Electronic […]

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Nanoscope built with Lego, Makeblock and Arduino

  • Posted on November 11, 2013 - 6:08 pm
  • By eric
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On Sep 27, 2013 by Alan Parekh This Nanoscope was built during a 5 day LEGO workshop, LEGO and Makeblock allowed for some rapid building but some custom 3D printed parts were also needed. It can sense very small structures and scan them in. Via: Make and Wired “The microscope they constructed is built upon […]

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Makeblock Common Working Day

  • Posted on August 23, 2013 - 6:54 pm
  • By eric
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It is Friday today, a common working day. Everyone here in Makeblock are busy doing their own work. Though it is raining for about one week, it still a bit hot here in Shenzhen. The two guys are our mechanical design engineers, they are busy working with the design of the new mechanical parts and […]

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New Makeblock Gripper

  • Posted on August 21, 2013 - 3:52 pm
  • By eric
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Recently we have designed a new Makeblock Gripper as the following picture shows. For our previous one it can not seize the ball easy and other cube object tightly, and will not be useful after cut down the power. What more, the old Gripper is heavy. The new design has solved these problems. We use […]

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PediPower Turns Your Morning Run Into Clean Electricity

  • Posted on August 16, 2013 - 11:22 am
  • By eric
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By Beth Buczynski Jogging a few miles each day can help you lose weight and maintain a high level of energy. Now, a group of students at Rice University have found a way to turn that 5k into way more than just a power boost for your body. Get more tips and tricks about Makeblock […]

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Makeblock Power Shoe

  • Posted on August 16, 2013 - 11:10 am
  • By eric
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Last weekend, Makeblock took part in the Maker Marathon hold by Leiphone and Tencent in Shenzhen. See what we have made in 28 hours. It is a machine that you can add it on your shoes and it can generate power with ervry step your walk. This is just a prototype made in 28 hours. We […]

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Makeblock New Products of July

  • Posted on August 9, 2013 - 11:47 am
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In July, we have designed some new products both electronic and mechanical parts. And all of these new parts will be on sale soon. New electronic modules: 1. Me-Stepper Driver Me-Stepper Driver is designed to driver the stepper motor. It is an easier stepper motor driver with Allegro’s A4988 DMOS Microstepping Driver and an Arduino […]

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Me-String Lights Driver

  • Posted on August 9, 2013 - 9:47 am
  • By eric
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The project Blinky Tape on Kickstarter is popular, and recently Makeblock  also designed a String Lights Driver for Arduino to drive the string lights. We have added an Arduino Nano on the driver board. So it has become the main controller of the string lights. Users can use an Arduino board to control the on board […]

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Watch the Huawei Ascend P6 solve a Rubik’s Cube with the help of Legos

  • Posted on August 9, 2013 - 9:11 am
  • By eric
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by Kyle Wiggers On June 22, 2013 There’s no better way to showcase the power of a smartphone than by having its processor drive a Lego Mindstorms machine capable of solving Rubik’s puzzles. At least, that’s what major producers of smartphones seem to think. Chinese company Huawei further fueled the cube craze by releasing a […]

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