SEOUL, South Korea, August 26, 2017 — Makeblock, the leading company in STEM education and DIY robotics, was crowned multiple awards including a highest award, the grand prize and a gold winner award, at the K-design Award Ceremony 2017. Among all candidates, Makeblock’s modular, programmable and transformable drone Airblock is the one and only winner of Team of the Year as well as the winner of Grand Prize, while Makeblock Neuron is Gold Winner. During the event, Airblock was the only product being presented and honored on-site to all attendees.
K-Design Award breaks away from formative simplicity and complexity and grants true value on the potentials of creation into products as well as outstanding ideas which are specified with great design.In this fierce competition,only 0.5% amongst the submitted works will be crowned with the honor of receiving a grand prize and 1% will be crowned gold winner.
Grand Prize & Team of the Year Winner : The Modular, Programmable & Transformable Drone Airblock
Airblock is the world’s first modular and programmable drone that can be turned into a hovercraft and various forms. It is the starter drone that introduces users to basic engineering and programming. It’s unique modular design allows users to build a drone within seconds without the need for tools.
Gold Winner: The Electronic Building Block Platform for STEM Education Makeblock Neuron
With over 30 kinds of blocks, Makeblock Neuron is the electronic building block platform that can become a multifunctional smart electronics solution. Users can connect different blocks easily with its unique magnetic connector, Pogo pin. Pairing it up with the intuitive flow-based programming application, makers of all programming levels can build a variety of innovative gadgets with ease, turning their creative ideas into reality.
Prior to winning K-design Award, Airblock and Makeblock Neuron have garnered many major international design awards in 2017, including the world-class Reddot Product Design Award in Germany, IDEA Gold Winner in the U.S and so on. Being awarded by K-design is another proof that Makeblock’s commitment to design plays a vital role in its global success and a grand achievement that was only made possible thanks to the high design quality, creativity as well as hard work of the Makeblock R&D team. Makeblock is delighted to have won the awards and will continue dedicating its efforts to bring exceptional STEM education products to the global market.