Makeblock Wins 2019 Red Dot Design Award for STEAM Education Products 2019-03-08 Shenzhen China, March 8 – Makeblock, the leading global STEAM education solutions provider, announced today that its Makeblock MotionBlock, a multi-form programmable robot kit and LaserBox, a smart desktop laser cutter, have won the Red Dot Design Awards for their high design quality in the Product Design category among over 5500 applicants. This is Makeblock’s third and fourth Red Dot Design Awards in three years. “For more than 60 years, the Red Dot Award – one of the world’s largest design competitions – has been providing a platform for designers and companies to assess good design. The fact that Makeblock has won an award testifies the good design quality of your product.” said Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and president of Red Dot. “It’s a great honor to have been recognized by this prestigious Award,” said Jasen Wang, Founder & CEO of Makeblock, “Product quality and design are of utmost importance to us. From there we have been dedicated to offering the best STEAM education solutions to schools and families in a vision to lower the threshold of creation and bring together education and technology.” Meet Our Red Dot Award Winners MotionBlock- multi-form programmable robot kit MotionBlock’s high performance smart servos allow students to undertake engineering and competitive tasks and record all movements. MotionBlock comes with 10 different easy-assemble functions, giving students ultimate bionic motion experience. Students can control MotionBlock with or without software. The Synchronizer allows the robot to achieve synchronous actions without software while the Makeblock app and mBlock5 software help students learn Scratch graphical programming and Python advanced programming. LaserBox- Smart Desktop Laser Cutter Specially designed for education and creation, LaserBox redefines laser performance with a high-resolution ultra-wide-angle camera and AI visual algorithm. LaserBox can auto-identify any registered material and set up the cutting-engraving parameters accordingly. To date, Makeblock has received 9 international awards/certifications such as the Edison Gold Award, IDEA Gold Award, CES Design Award, Finland Kokoa Education Standard Certification, German iF Product Design Award, German Red Dot Award, Japan’s Good Design Award and Korea’s K-Design Award. About Makeblock Makeblock Co., Ltd, founded in 2013, is a leading STEAM education solution provider. Offering easy-to-use programmable robot kits, an electronic building block platform, a DIY robotics platform, courses and visual programming apps, it aims to help children unleash their full potential. Makeblock also runs a global youth robotics competition, MakeX, where student teams compete by building robots and in the process learn problem solving, technology skills, and teamwork. To date, Makeblock has 450 employees, half of whom are R&D personnel. For more information, please visit: https://www.makeblock.com. About Red Dot Design Award The origins of the Red Dot Design Award date back to 1955. Its distinction, the Red Dot, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. In order to assess the diversity in the field of design in a thorough and professional manner, the award breaks down into three competitions: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept – each is organized once a year. From products to communication projects to design concepts and prototypes, the Red Dot Award documents the most prominent trends worldwide. The award-winning designs are exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museums.