Makeblock Aims to Advance STEM Education for Kids & Beginners through Arduino Partnership

  • Posted on December 7, 2015 - 8:16 pm
  • By scarlett
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Makeblock is now partnered with Arduino, the leading open-source hardware platform in the maker and education community, by joining mBot — the affordable $74.99 one robot per kid educational robot in the Arduino Atheart program, aiming to take STEM (Science, Technology, Electronics, Mathematics) education to a higher level. Today Makeblock is excited to announce what’s […]

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mDrawBot: 4-in-1 Drawing Robot

  • Posted on March 25, 2015 - 6:40 am
  • By Christina
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We’re back to Kickstarter for our second project: mDrawBot. This is probably the best drawing robot kit so far! Thanks to our angel backers, we collected the enough money to producing and more talented people join our team, from three to sixty we’re  growing really fast during these two years. Now we’re back to Kickstarter with our second project: […]

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Makeblock Team Wish You Happy New Year!

  • Posted on January 2, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • By Christina
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Hello guys, it’s the 9th Makeblock Hackathon show time, the subject is ART! Guess which is the most popular project? Check the 5th project, you will find the surprise! The 9th Makeblock 24-hour Hackathon: Art Project 1: Magic Love Vehicle Project 2: Mana Stone-The Color Master Project 3: Seven-Stringed Harp Playing Robot Project 4: 3D […]

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New Product Monday: Makeblock Ultimate Robot Kit

  • Posted on November 3, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • By Christina
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Hey guys, at the beginning of November we’re pleased to announce that we will launch  the new product today: Makeblock Ultimate Robot Kit. This is a comprehensive robot kit for beginners to explore the robotic world or experts to build complex robots. It contains everything you need to construct your robot dreams: metal geared motors, Arduino-compatible […]

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DIY Makeblock Quadcopter Total lifting capacity 50lbs!

  • Posted on November 3, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • By Christina
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Makeblock user mcwiggin shared his DIY Quadcopter build using Makeblock parts as the frame on Reddit. He said the main goal is not photography, he was looking to build an arial platform that he can add lots of stuff on to like a grappling hook. Right now the copter currently hovers very well at 30% […]

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Jens Christian: Teaching with Makeblock Robots

  • Posted on October 22, 2014 - 8:57 pm
  • By Christina
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The last two years I’ve done a course in at Westerdals Oslo School of Art, Communication and Technology (formerly NITH). The school offers Bachelor & Master studies in informatics and I’ve been brought in as a teacher on the topic of Embedded Systems. The course (200 hrs total) is a volunteer topic for third year […]

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MakeBlock presenta el kit de grabado y corte por láser

  • Posted on October 22, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • By Christina
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Makeblock es un sistema de construcción realmente interesante, el cual ya tuvimos la fortuna de probar en Xataka Smart Home. Con un planteamiento muy diferente al de otros kits de robótica, la mayoría de las piezas están fabricadas en aluminio anodizado y podemos hacer construcciones realmente notables y robustas gracias a su diseño, que propugna […]

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Makeblock lets kids easily make and program their own robots

  • Posted on September 2, 2014 - 2:25 pm
  • By Christina
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  Legos. K’nex. Erector Sets. These brand-name toys have inspired millions of children and adults to build something with their own two hands, and can instill a “maker” mindset from a very early age. But with the exception of Lego Mindstorms, they’ve failed to keep up with the larger trend of merging hardware and software. […]

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Building Your Own Makeblock 3D Printing Project with Arduino

  • Posted on June 19, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • By Christina
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Last week, we made our first 3D printer demo. It’s adopted i3 structure and the most amazing part is you can make your own open-source 3D printer.  Of course you can buy a 3D printer, but what if you wanted to make one yourself?  The home-built 3D printers are booming recently. Currently hundreds of thousands of people […]

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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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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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Makeblock: a Platform for Robotics

  • Posted on June 13, 2013 - 4:38 pm
  • By eric
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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 […]

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