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Top 10 Educational Robot Kits for Kids

Do you still think the children nowadays would love to play with the dolls and toy cars like you did 20 years ago? It’s time to throw them away. Robot kits for kids are some of the most cutting edge products available on the market. With matching apps, gesture, voice...

Top 10 Programmable Robot Kit for Education

A programmable robotic kit can be said to be a way to simply learn the way to program robots. One can do this by themselves after buying the kit. They are best for people who do not know anything about robots as they teach the way to program robots right from the...

4 Fun STEM Project Ideas to Kick Start Your Summer

Fun STEM project ideas - Big Bubbles, Big Fun! Bubbles are fun and all, but don’t they pop too quickly? Well, with a little chemistry, you can make a nifty solution that will have you making bigger, longer-lasting bubbles in no time!   What you’ll...

13 Year-olds Italian Students Make a Smart Ardubike

On May 12, 2018, an “Ardubike” was completed and showcased at the School Maker Day exhibition by 5 third-grade students in Bologna, Italy. Organized and conducted by Luca D’Agostino, an educator and maker from IC9 Bologna lower secondary school, these 5 third-grade...

5 New Robot Toy Kits for 2018

Toys are no longer limited to stuffed animals, dolls, and so on. The newest generation is trending toward educational toys in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, to get ahead these days. Moreover, computation is, for sure, one of the most important...

Introducing Makeblock Neuron Creative Lab Kit

Neuron Creative Lab Kit We are excited to announce that the Makeblock Neuron Creative Lab Kit is available for purchase starting today. With more than 30 electronic building blocks, the Creative Lab Kit brings children even more possibilities in bringing their ideas...

Daniel Budd’s Journey of Integrating Robotics with Education

In the last couple weeks I have tested out the new Makeblock’s Codey Rocky in my classroom. I have utilised the mBot extensively and created coursework for Swift Playgrounds so I was excited to see there was a new robot released with similar functionality.

Understanding what robots can and can’t do allows complex technology to be demystified, as my students have used and built robots in the classroom they are beginning to identify common sensors such as light, colour, ultrasonic, temperature and infrared which are available in educational robotics platforms.

Learning Lab Kobe gives Codey Rocky a first try

The biggest thing for me about the Codey Rocky is the controller head. The panda head of the robot is also a game controller with 3 buttons, a volume controller, USB-C port and a power button. It’s loaded with

Basically, if my kids create a Scratch-style, block -based game on mBlock5, they can program it to play it with the panda controller head (instead of a mouse or keyboard).

To me, that functionality immediately raises the potential of the Codey Rocky ten fold. The reemergence of retro-styled games, like Flappy Bird, Minecraft, and mobile apps, means that my students would kill to be able to create a video game that can be played with an actual controller.

I’ll be posting a video about this soon…as soon as I figure out how to code my own version of Flappy Bird in mBlock 5.

Makeblock Supports the Growth of STEAM Education at Code Haven Project Faire 2018

Code Haven is an organization founded by 16 Yale University engineering undergraduates in 2016. They provide coding workshops for middle school students in New Haven, Connecticut. The organization conducts online lessons, group activities, and class wide demonstrations. By 2017, the organization has grown to 25 members and serves nearly 100 students throughout New Haven’s school district.

A Proper Approach to Inspire the Next Generation’s Innovation and Intelligence Development

As a provider of materials for STEM and STEAM education, Makeblock supports every initiative to involve as many students as possible to this multi-faceted approach to learning – ARS Education is one of those initiatives. Based in Sydney, Australia, ARS was founded by a PhD graduate of one of the Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science from the University of Sydney.

Introducing The Storytellers Project

We’re so excited to be introducing the first part of The Storytellers Project by Laura Boffi. This project aims to create a community of senior readers who volunteer to hold remote reading aloud sessions for children and their families. A robot called ‘Storybell’,...

The Art of Krzysztof Parda’s Magic Cube Machine

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. At least, it used to be. At Makeblock, our mission is to make technology so easy to understand and use that everyone can turn their ideas into real, working projects — or their own personal kind of...

Not Only Textbooks in His School Bag! But also a Programmable Robot!

In Shenzhen, in a subway station where people were all in a rush towards workplaces, a boy was found sitting on the ground, quietly yet wholeheartedly. His eyes were just glued to the iPad in his hands and a blue programmable robot could be found alongside. With his...

The Hero of Today: A 6-year-old Programmer

new robot toy Profile for a Superb Cutie Name: Wang Binghao Nickname: Qiu Qiu Age: 6 Skills: Programming, Soccer, Chess, Spanish, etc Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan, USA Here is a question for you: At the age of 6, what were you doing? For kids at this age in...

A journey to the east for Scottish maker Martin Goodfellow

Hello Shenzhen, Hello Makeblock programmable robot Preface Recently, with the economy and consumption upgrade, the manufacturing industry is facing new challenges. Shenzhen has rich manufacturing resources. How to transform the huge capacity into better economic...