Last weekend, about 150,000 people visited Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 in San Mateo, California. The annual event, which is one of the biggest gatherings of makers in the U.S., featured well-received robotic creations from Makeblock.
Makeblock, the ultimate DIY robotics construction platform for makers and STEM learners, allows you to build anything that comes to mind with its mechanical parts, electronic modules and software as well as its educational robot kits, from wiggling robotic caterpillars to reliable 3D printers.
For a second year now Makeblock was a silversmith sponsor at the Maker Faire event in Zone 2, Expo Hall.
Here are some of the amazing engaging moments of the event!
Our star STEM education robot kit for kids 8+ to learn programming and robotics aged 8+, mBot, was the best-seller at the Barnes & Noble store.
Parents and kids were making up the majority of the traffic and certainly rocked the Makeblock booth with their enthusiasm in DIY & STEM robots. It was really fun.
Meet young engineers of the future playing with the smart programmble robot Codeybot, designed with a mission to teach kids and adults to code, and to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way at the Makeblock booth! The two-wheeled self-balancing bot teaches the fundamentals of coding, and is packed with features, including the ability to shoot lasers out of a special detachable turret, playing your favorite tunes, dancing, making silly voices, and more, all while teaching you how to code. It’s easy for beginners to adopt, and complex enough for experienced coders to tinker and learn.
Also attracting eyeballs at Maker Faire was MegaPi, the world’s first mainboard which has strongest driving force while is compatible with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi, is truly a bliss for makers and engineers who are passionate about making robots that move. a microcontroller board based on ATmega2560. With abundant motor driver interfaces, it’s able to control and combine different kinds of motors to enable up to 10 servos, eight DC motors, and four stepper motors simultaneously, with a maximum output current of 10A.
This little gentleman was apparently too indulgent in playing with mBot Ranger that he ignored the fact that battery pack fell out and still kept running. 😉
Our partner of the U.S. office VanNess Lee had the pleasure to have Dale Doughtry from Maker Media join us for the fun.
VanNess also gave a talk on the topic: Maker Movement in China at the Make: Live stage in the afternoon last Sunday.
Media was blown away by Makeblock, and showering us with their attention on site.
This was our nice and cheerful onsite crew, composed of several robotics experts from the team waving bye at the end of the event.
It was an amazing event! Thanks to all who helped at the booth we managed to present 5 new DIY & STEM robotics products including mBot Ranger, Codeybot, Ultimate Robot Kit 2.0, mGiraffe 3D Printer, MegaPi and a few more classic products from the Makeblock platform, to many of the 150,000 guests that came to Maker Faire Bay Area 2016.
Will we be seeing you again soon at the next event? We surely hope so!