Robot Kits - Sweetest Sugar 3D Printer | Makeblock

Victor Leung, an MIT graduate and one of the VIP users of Makeblock Robot Kits, has just created a CNC Machine/3D Printer. It a great tool for research and innovation in DIY robotics in the AA Visiting School 2016 program in Hong Kong for a robotics workshop.

Robot Kits – 3D Printer Constructed with Makeblock Components

Victor led a team and successfully completed the 11-day workshop with an opening reception at the Osage Gallery. They exhibited their beautiful works  till August 19. The students are very happy learning with Makeblock components and Victor created 5 fantastic machines. Moreover, it is the first time anyone had created a 3D printer using molten sugar as material.

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Sugar 3D Printer is in the act.

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Photo credits : Gigi Wong and Jonathan So

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Photo credits : Gigi Wong and Jonathan So

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The Sugar 3D Printer. Constructed with Makeblock‬ components.

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Side view of the Sugar 3D Printer.

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Top view of the Sugar 3D Printer.

People can easily connect Makeblock parts together with screws and other fixtures to create a precise machine. Therefore, it allows students with no experience in metalwork to focus on assembling the machine without worrying about fabricating the individual parts. All the components are designed with a 4mm modular system, so they connect easily with each other.

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Group photo of Victor Leung, his students and their sugar works.

Makeblock components are all reusable, so it’s easy for students to correct a mistake or to modify the machine to try something new. However, this creative experimentation is not easily achievable with traditional machine-making approach.

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The visitors at Osage Gallery in Hongkong were fasinated by the Sugar 3D Printer.

It is a great example of how Makeblock- the open source DIY robotics construction platform enables people to freely create workable robots with over 400 mechanical parts, electronic modules and software to offer resources and inspiration, despite having little or no relevant background knowledge.

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Inspired? Wanna build your own 3D Printer or bring any robot in your head to life? Start your experiment with Makeblock – the ultimate DIY robotics construction platform today!

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