Makeblock Launched MakeX: the High-level Robotics Competition for Teens in China

  • Posted on May 13, 2017 - 5:00 pm
  • By Felicity
Makeblock's founder & CEO, Jasen Wang, introducing MakeX to media members.

Makeblock, the STEAM education and robotics startup, announced MakeX, the national Robotics Challenge for all Chinese teenagers, on the heels of raising the 29 million dollars in series B round of funding this March, with the commitment to creating the most influential robotics competition nationwide. Registration is now open for teenagers for the MakeX robotics […]

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Another Win for Makeblock after the Red Dot’s Product Design Award

  • Posted on April 25, 2017 - 2:18 pm
  • By Felicity
Makeblock’s representative, Alice Zhang Hongqian, Asian and Pacific regional sales head (second one from the right in the first row) received the “Most Promising Electronic Gadgets” Award from China Daily。(Photo Courtesy of China Daily)

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 […]

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Chinese Robotics Startup Makeblock Wins Two Red Dot Awards for Excellence in Product Design

  • Posted on March 29, 2017 - 6:50 pm
  • By Felicity
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Makeblock just announced at the CeBIT 2017 Conference it has received the prestigious Red Dot Award 2017 for Product Design for two products. The two winning products include Airblock, a modular and programmable drone designed for STEM education, and Neuron, a programmable building blocks platform that teaches kids gadget-building. “We are thrilled to have not […]

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Robotics Startup Makeblock Raises Over $30M in Series B Funding

  • Posted on March 29, 2017 - 6:24 pm
  • By Felicity
“Our goal is to get Makeblock in every school, home and creative space to give anyone, at any age the ability to be a creator or inventor,” said Founder and CEO Jasen Wang

Makeblock, the STEM education and robotics startup, recently announced it has closed a $30 million Series B round at a $200 million valuation led by Evolution Media China and Shenzhen Capital Group Co., Ltd. The funding supports Makeblock’s expansion into new markets, further product development and diversification of STEM education hardware, software and curriculum resources […]

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Makeblock Introduces Neuron, the Programmable Building Block Platform That Teaches Gadget-Building

  • Posted on March 29, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • By Felicity
With more than 30 blocks, users can create their own gadgets easily.

Makeblock introduces its latest product – Neuron, an electronic building block platform for STEM education. At launch, it contains more than 30 blocks, including input, output, communication, power, and control blocks, with more in production. Offering intuitive flow-based programming and a rich array of features and functionalities, Neuron is geared toward empowering users to turn […]

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【大事记】Makeblock亮相微软2016 Imagine Cup决赛

  • Posted on August 9, 2016 - 10:27 am
  • By Felicity
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2016年7月 Imagine Cup微软“创新杯”2016总决赛在西雅图落下帷幕,Makeblock作为机器人环节担当,全程参与了Imagine Cup决赛中的Imagine Robo World Cup Hackathon,和全球智慧青年一起进行了一场创意机器人大赛。  Imagine Cup 微软“创新杯”全球学生大赛是目前全球规模最大、影响最广的学生科技大赛,皆在鼓励青年学生发挥想象和创新能力,用科技解决全球最棘手问题,将创意变为商业现实。2003 年创办以来,已有 190 多个国家和地区,超过 165 万名学生参与了“创新杯”比赛。2016年的决赛除了依旧令人惊叹的世界MSP和他们的创意项目外,由《星球大战7》主演John Boyega、微软软件工程师Kasey Champion、以及2014年创新杯世界冠军得主Dr. Jennifer Tang组成的评委席也是星光熠熠。            此次Imagine Robo World Cup Hackathon活动中使用的是Makeblock定制的mBot小车。基于决赛参赛者的综合能力和水平,经过和微软沟通方案,在mBot的原基础上进行了扩展,包括在机身结构上增加了一个9克舵机自由度云台,拓展踢球功能;另外控制系统上增加了Raspberry Pi Model 3 B和无线游戏手柄,在Raspberry Pi Model 3 B上安装了Windows系统,通过无线游戏手柄来操控mBot小车来完成踢球竞赛。                      2016微软创新杯总决赛虽已落幕,但是相信创新杯的意义会一直留在这些满载而归的参赛者心中,无限的创意激情,无限的实现可能,就像mBot,经过创意拓展后也是别有洞天,而这也是Makeblock的意义和初衷—-它不仅是一个机器人搭建平台,也给大家提供了一个实现创意、无限拓展的空间,当然Makeblock会一如既往,为教育努力,为创造服务,通过更多的赛事活动,让更多学生和机器人爱好者参与到创造中来。

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