Neuron

Spark off invention with Neuron e-blocks

Makeblock Neuron is a programmable electronic building block platform for STEAM education. It contains dozens of different electronic modules such as LED panels, cameras, sensors, ultrasonic, and motors. Through simple combinations, various creative inventions can be created. With the easy-to-use flow-based programming software, the neuron can be “active” without complex code programming to bring concepts and ideas to life.

Neuron

Spark off invention with Neuron e-blocks

Makeblock Neuron is a programmable electronic building block platform for STEAM education. It contains dozens of different electronic modules such as LED panels, cameras, sensors, ultrasonic, and motors. Through simple combinations, various creative inventions can be created. With the easy-to-use flow-based programming software, the neuron can be “active” without complex code programming to bring concepts and ideas to life.

Software

Pick any software that suits you and start learning!

Even newbies can code – all you need to do is combine lines!

Neuron (app)

Flow-based programming app with IoT support
Flow-based programming

Flow-based Programming

Various video tutorials

Various Video Tutorials

IoT
Support IoT
Unlock your programming skills with advanced, step-by-step learning modules!

mBlock 5 (PC)

Programming tool bridging physical and digital worlds
Based on Scratch 3.0
Scratch & Python
One click to Python

One Click to Python

AI&IoT
AI & IoT
Classroom Management Platform
Education resource

Swift Playgrounds (iPad)

Only supports Neuron Explorer Kit
How to Subscribe Neuron on Swift Playground?

1. Download Swift Playgrounds on App Store

2. Open Swift Playgrounds

3. Enter the Subscription URL

4. Enter the URL https://makeblockteam.github.io/swift-playground-books/locales.json to Subscribe Neuron

 

Manuals

How to get to know Neuron quickly?

Method 1. Learn the functional features of different Neuron modules

Module: Light Sensor

Feature: This module can be used to detects light intensity of environments. The stronger the light is, the stronger the output signal will be.

Module: Buzzer

Feature: This module can be used to produce such sounds like alarms, doorbells, phones.

Module: WI-FI

Feature: This module can be used to establish a wireless connection between the device and the modules. For further features, the module can also be connected to a router.

Method 2. Get to know the functions of Neuron nodes
Nodes Name: Compare

Explanation: Compare the inputting number with a pre-configured number.

How it is used: When you want something to happen if some value is above,below or equal a certain number. For example:
1) If the environment is overheated (temperature above a certain number), sound the alarm;
2) If the counter counts to 3, show a smiley face.

Nodes Name: Hold

Explanation: Keep the input unchanged for a period of time.

How it is used: This is when HOLD comes into the scene. It can:
1) Keep the input value, until another not “no” value comes in;
2) Keep the input value unchanged for a period of time;
3) Let the input change gradually.

Nodes Name: Random

Explanation: Make an irregular output every time.

How it is used: The RANDOM node can generate a random number. It can be used to make a dice, or make an effect that produces a different result every time.

Method 3. Find out more about Neuron

Specifications

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Know your Neuron through its technical details.

Product
Neuron
Product properties
Programmable electronic building block platform

Programmable Modules

Energy & Communication Blocks: Power, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wireless Transmitter, Wireless Receiver

Input Blocks: Joystick, Button, Knob, Funny Touch, Light Sensor, Color Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Humiture Sensor, Sound Sensor, PIR Sensor, Camera, Temperature Sensor, Soil Moisture Sensor, Dual IR Detector, Ultrasonic Sensor

Output Blocks: RGB LED, Buzzer, Display, Mic&Speaker, LED Panel, EL Wire Driver, LED Strip Driver, Dual Servo Driver, Dual DC Motor Driver

Connectivity

Bluetooth/Wi-Fi

Compatibility

Compatible with Codey Rocky, Makeblock DIY Platform and other building bricks

Power Supply

950mAh Lithium Battery

Dimensions

24x24x14mm(LxWxH)(Max): Button, Joystick, Knob, Dual IR Detector, Color Sensor, Gyro Sensor, PIR Sensor, Light Sensor, Sound Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Soil Moisture Sensor, Humiture Sensor, Camera, RGB LED, LED Strip Driver, LED Strip Driver

24x48x14mm (LxWxH)(Max): Bluetooth, Ultrasonic Sensor, Funny Touch, Display, Dual DC Motor Driver, Dual Servo Driver, Wireless Transmitter, Wireless Receiver, EL Wire Driver

48x48x14(LxWxH)(Max): Power, Wi-Fi, LED Panel, Mic&Speaker