【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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Sweetest Sugar 3D Printer Constructed with Makeblock Components by MIT Grad Victor Leung

  • Posted on August 4, 2016 - 6:10 pm
  • By Yukin
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Victor Leung, an MIT graduate and one of the VIP users of Makeblock, has just created a CNC Machine/3D Printer that is aimed for research and innovation in the field of DIY robotics in the AA Visiting School 2016 program in Hong Kong for a robotics workshop. Victor led a team and successfully completed the 11-day […]

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Makeblock Is Promoting STEM Education With Essa Academy in UK

  • Posted on July 16, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • By Veronica
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Makeblock has always been devoting to stimulate the development of STEM education by optimizer robotic products and its platform. Just right after holding the workshop at AltSchool in May, On June 21st, we were invited to an Apple-in-Education featured school to give a training class of Makeblock consuming products for teachers from 20 schools , and hold a workshop for students, by Essa Accademy.

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Announcement of Company Name Change

  • Posted on July 6, 2016 - 7:43 pm
  • By Veronica
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  Dear Valued Customers and Business Partners, Effective July 6th, 2016, we are excited to announce that we are changing our company name from: Shenzhen Maker Works Technology Co., Ltd. To: Makeblock Co., Ltd. Our new name reflects our global presence as a one-stop solutions provider on robotic construction, software and educational kits for STEM […]

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Creative Projects from the 24th Makeblock Makerthon

  • Posted on July 1, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • By Helen Zhang
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Makeblock Makerthon is a large-scale creative activity of Makeblock, as well as one of its significant enterprise culture. The Makerthon is hold every month with a special theme, and members of Makeblock take part in the activity and construct original projects according to the theme within 24 hours.   The Theme of 24th Makeblock Makerthon […]

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Makeblock’s First Summer Event Illustrates the Creativity behind STEAM Robot Education

  • Posted on June 28, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • By Yukin
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On June 28th, Makeblock, the renowned DIY robotics construction platform held its first “Beyond Imagination” summer keynote & press event in Shenzhen, China, with over 100 senior makers, educational experts and partners’ representatives participating. Jasen Wang, CEO and founder of Makeblock, delivered a keynote speech. He shared the original intention behind creating the Makeblock brand–making creation easier and […]

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华盛顿邮报举办大赛,Makeblock作为独家产品赞助商

  • Posted on June 19, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • By Helen Zhang

美国华盛顿当地时间5月18日,由《华盛顿邮报》主办的TRANSFORMER活动,吸引一群在科学、商业及科技类的开拓者,针对人工智能、商业太空旅行、机器人教育及医疗保健等领域的突破性发展,进行探索和讨论。在为期一天的峰会里, Makeblock作为独家产品赞助商,参与组织了一场别开生面的机器人比赛。Makeblock所提供的旗舰级10合1机器人套件,也为当地参赛的高中生,提供了实现创意想法的平台。 《华盛顿邮报》的首席技术官兼首席信息官 Shailesh Prakash,为比赛致开幕词。     参赛学生仅有一天时间,制作新的Makeblock机器人,协助记者们收集资料及挑战报道的疆界。 华盛顿当地5所高校的学生组队,运用Makeblock旗舰级10合1机器人套件中的金属零部件、电子模块及软件,打造他们自己的机器人。 Jeff Bezos, CyPhy的首席执行官Helen Greiner及世界第一个电子人Neil Harbisson,在模拟的故事环境下,评估参赛机器人对信息的收集能力。 这场活动吸引近300位来自国会山、白宫、企业主管及科技媒体的实时关注。 Bezos在现场揭晓结果。 来自威尔逊高中的获胜队,夺得旗舰级10合1机器人套件1.0和2.0各一台作为奖品。

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Creative Projects of the 23rd Makeblock Makerathon

  • Posted on June 13, 2016 - 5:12 pm
  • By Helen Zhang
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Makerathon is a large-scale creative activity of Makeblock, as well as one of its significant enterprise culture. The Makerathon is hold every one month with a special theme. Members of Makeblock take part in the activity and construct original projects according to theme within 24 hours. The 23rd Makerathon The Makeblock Makerathon has been held […]

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Makeblock at Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

  • Posted on May 23, 2016 - 5:24 pm
  • By Yukin
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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 […]

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The Washington Post’s RoPorter Competition featuring Makeblock

  • Posted on May 19, 2016 - 7:47 pm
  • By Yukin
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On May 18, in Washington, D.C., trailblazers in science, business, and technology explored breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, commercial space travel, robotics, education and health care at the TRANSFORMER event by the Washington Post.The one day summit came along with a robotics competition featuring Makeblock as the exclusive sponsor.  Makeblock contributed its Ultimate Robot Kit 2.0 as […]

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Makeblock to Showcase its Portfolio Expansion at Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

  • Posted on May 17, 2016 - 5:57 pm
  • By Yukin
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Makeblock Makes DIY & STEM educational robots More Diverse & Accessible for Everyone SAN FRANCISCO, May.17, 2016 – Makeblock (Shenzhen Maker Works Technology Co., Ltd), a leading DIY robotics construction platform founded in 2012, was largely recognized as “Lego for adults” after first launched its robot kits on Kickstarter. This year, together with its new cutting-edge technology, 5 DIY, STEM educational and […]

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codebender Makes it Easy to Program Makeblock Me Orion & mCore On a Browser

  • Posted on March 9, 2016 - 2:40 pm
  • By una
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codebender is a cloud-based IDE for Arduino and similar devices that allows you to program your Arduino through your browser making Arduino coding easy and fast. The Makeblock team worked with the codebender team and now have finally codebender support for two Makeblock boards which are based on Arduino UNO. The codebender community is a big family […]

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