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
  • By eric

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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Makeblock Drawing Robot

  • Posted on August 2, 2013 - 4:36 pm
  • By eric
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We have rebuilt the Makeblock XY Stage to make a Drawing Robot, it was built with 50cm*50cm length sliding rail, the timing belt, two stepper motors, a stepper motor driver, and a micro-controller Arduino. The previous version of the Makeblock XY Stage can only draw the pictures described in the program of Arduino. But now […]

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Maker Marathon held by Leiphone

  • Posted on August 1, 2013 - 11:30 am
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The Maker Marathon held by Leiphone will begin at Aug. 10th at Tencent Building. The theme of this Marathon is : Maker:Make Life Better. Makeblock is one of the Cooperation agencies of this Marathon. We have offered some Makeblock kits for the competitors to build their products. See more details about this Maker Marathon here.

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Makeblock Combine with Lego NXT

  • Posted on July 31, 2013 - 6:11 pm
  • By eric
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On July 8, 2013 by Mr. Zhang 1. Introduction The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture. The power of the rise may come from 3 different aspects: (1)The rise of the open source hardware, the development of smart sensors and the better access of a variety […]

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Me-Stepper Driver

  • Posted on July 24, 2013 - 5:39 pm
  • By eric
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Our previous version of stepper motor driver seems too big and the use of it is difficult for the beginner. On the market, there are several easy use and mini stepper motor driver, such as the Easy Driver Stepper Motor Driver, Big Easy Driver and the A4988 Stepper Motor Driver Carrier. But the uses of […]

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The Upgrade of Me Series Electronic Modules

  • Posted on July 13, 2013 - 11:02 am
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During the last few months, we made an upgrade of all the Me series electronic modules. We made a big change on Me-Base Shield, changed the connector from 4P4C RJ11 to 6P6C RJ11 connector. In each of the connector on Me-Base Shield, we add an I2C interface so that these ports on Me-Base Shield can […]

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Makeblock Walle

  • Posted on July 8, 2013 - 10:30 am
  • By eric
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The Makeblock Walle uses 2 DC motors, 3 servos, wheels, track, Arduino, and other Makeblock modules. It can move automaticly or controlled by an Android phone or an IR controller. Read the full article on instructables.com.

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PROTOTYPING SYSTEMS FOR Robotics

  • Posted on June 26, 2013 - 12:55 am
  • By eric
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Many all-in-one commercial prototyping systems,like Lego and Vex, are proprietary and closed source – which is not necessarily a bad thing, but can make it more complicated for users to develop or commercialize their own designs past a certain point. Personally, I like to create hodgepodge designs using just the components I want, without being […]

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