Nanoscope built with Lego, Makeblock and Arduino

  • Posted on November 11, 2013 - 6:08 pm
  • By eric
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On Sep 27, 2013 by Alan Parekh This Nanoscope was built during a 5 day LEGO workshop, LEGO and Makeblock allowed for some rapid building but some custom 3D printed parts were also needed. It can sense very small structures and scan them in. Via: Make and Wired “The microscope they constructed is built upon […]

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Makeblock Common Working Day

  • Posted on August 23, 2013 - 6:54 pm
  • By eric
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It is Friday today, a common working day. Everyone here in Makeblock are busy doing their own work. Though it is raining for about one week, it still a bit hot here in Shenzhen. The two guys are our mechanical design engineers, they are busy working with the design of the new mechanical parts and […]

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New Makeblock Gripper

  • Posted on August 21, 2013 - 3:52 pm
  • By eric
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Recently we have designed a new Makeblock Gripper as the following picture shows. For our previous one it can not seize the ball easy and other cube object tightly, and will not be useful after cut down the power. What more, the old Gripper is heavy. The new design has solved these problems. We use […]

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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
  • By eric
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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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