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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Every Saturday is our Makeblock staff workshop time. All the Makeblock staff get together and build robot by Makeblock. See what we have built last Saturday. Makeblock Transformers: We are trying to build a Transformers by Makeblock, the body is done. And we are planning to add some electronic modules to it and make […]
Makeblock is an aluminum extrusion based construction system that provides an integrated solution for aspects of mechanics, electronics and software design. With Makeblock you can make professional robots, toy machines or even art-ware. It’s super easy-to-use and helps bring your creations to life. The only limit is your imagination. For more information, please visit Makeblock […]
On April 12, 2013 Siemens PLM Software donated their softwares to support the CMSA (CAE Molding Solution Alliance) to host the “Makeblock Robotics Competiton” . Siemens PLM Software will offer 20 sets of SolidEdge and 20 sets of Femap for Makeblock team to use them as the tools of the development of Makeblock products. With the […]
On May 10, 2013 by Ethan Lowry While we were in Shenzhen we visited Makeblock. They went through HAXLR8R last year and ran a very successful Kickstarter to fund their robot-making kits. They’ve taken the classic Elector Set concept and cranked up the quality and capability. The anodized aluminum frame pieces and heavy rubber treads […]