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Choosing A Kid-Friendly Home Laser Cutter Machine

Choosing A Kid-Friendly Home Laser Cutter Machine

Benefits of a Kid-Friendly Laser Cutter Machine for Home Use Laser cutter machines have been popular in the industry for a while because of how they can precisely cut materials. But they’re making their way into homes and there’s a good reason: laser cutter machines...

How to Maintain Your 3D Laser Cutter

How to Maintain Your 3D Laser Cutter

Why Laser Cutter Maintenance Matters Maintenance plays an important role in keeping almost anything working properly. It’s how to prevent things from breaking and needing repairs. Think about all the items that require regular maintenance: appliances, cars, houses,...

The Complete Laser Cutting Materials List!

The Complete Laser Cutting Materials List!

A laser cutter gives you a variety of options to create custom items. While you might see a laser cutter for wood quite often, this isn’t the only material you can use. In fact, there are numerous laser cutting materials. The best part is most laser cutters are...

8 Great Arduino Projects for Kids

8 Great Arduino Projects for Kids

Learning about electronics should be fun for kids and an Arduino board makes it both fun and accessible for all ages. It’s always easier to learn through hands-on activities. Arduino projects provide an engaging way for kids to get more interested in building and...

10 Great Laser Cutter Projects You Can Make at Home

10 Great Laser Cutter Projects You Can Make at Home

You’ve got a shiny, new laser cutter, but what should you do first? If you’re having trouble getting inspired, start with some cool laser-cutter projects designed to engage kids, such as a king tiger or a wood rocket. You’ll find that, once you start working on...

Should I Get a Laser Cutter or a 3D Printer?

Should I Get a Laser Cutter or a 3D Printer?

What Is a Laser Cutter?   A laser cutter uses lasers to cut all types of designs and patterns into a material. Depending on the laser and the material, the laser might vaporize, melt or burn the material in order to create the design. If you’ve been wondering...

Top Robotics Competitions for Kids

Top Robotics Competitions for Kids

Robotics competitions and STEAM competitions are becoming more and more popular. They exist for kids of all ages who are interested in the challenge of designing robots that can complete certain tasks. There are even opportunities to compete in local, regional, or...

7 Tips for Parents Who Want to Teach Their Kids to Code

7 Tips for Parents Who Want to Teach Their Kids to Code

Why Should My Child Learn to Code? If you’re looking for a skill to teach your children that will benefit their present and their future, coding is an excellent option. Here are a few reasons why: 1. Coding can greatly expand their career choices. Technology and...

Top 10 3D Printer Projects to Try at Home

Top 10 3D Printer Projects to Try at Home

3D printing is at the forefront of innovative teaching and learning. It has numerous benefits for kids, and not just because of its technology. 3D printers for kids build confidence, promote hands-on learning, and make learning fun. If you’re looking to engage your...

How Kids Can Start STEAM Education

How Kids Can Start STEAM Education

What is STEAM Education? We’ve talked about STEAM education a lot at Makeblock, and that’s because we know how important STEAM for kids is. It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, but it’s not just about teaching content in these five fields....

Top 7 Fun Games for Early Childhood Education

Top 7 Fun Games for Early Childhood Education

Benefits of Learning Through Playing Games     Games for preschoolers aren’t just about having fun, although they can certainly provide lots of entertainment! It’s important to keep your kids playing because there are lots of other benefits to fun preschool...

3D Printers for Kids & STEAM Education

3D Printers for Kids & STEAM Education

What is 3D printing?   If you’ve been trying to keep up with trends in technology, you’ve probably heard of 3D printing. It’s a process that allows three dimensional objects to be printed using a special machine. It uses a process called additive printing to...

STEAM Activities and Projects for Kids

STEAM Activities and Projects for Kids

Importance of STEAM You’ve likely heard of STEAM, a trend that’s starting to become a standard part of the educational curriculum around the world. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, but it’s not just about the content of these...

What Is Early Childhood Education and Why Is It Important?

What Is Early Childhood Education and Why Is It Important?

Early Childhood Education has been around for quite some time. You’ve probably heard the term before, but this blog can give you more information about what it means, how it applies to your child, and the role you and Makeblock can play in fostering a strong start in...

STEM VS STEAM: How to Start the STEAM Education for Kids

STEM VS STEAM: How to Start the STEAM Education for Kids

STEM vs. STEAM   STEM and STEM Education have been around for a while now. More and more educators and researchers have realized the potential benefits STEM education can contribute to children's growth and development, and start to promote it in and out of the...

The 5 Best Kids’ Coding Languages of 2020

The 5 Best Kids’ Coding Languages of 2020

It's not news anymore that an increasing number of kids are learning to code. As STEM education becomes more and more popular, parents and teachers are now focused on helping their kids foster an interest in coding. Along with the excitement that computer coding for...