We received a sample from Makeblock and my daughter opened it up right away. She was super excited to try her hand at building something and programming it herself. The thing about Makeblock Neuron, which is the exact kit we received is that it can be put together and taken apart and used to create quite a few different projects. She’s 11 and she didn’t need any help at all. The blocks go together quite easily and the app she downloaded to her phone made programming a breeze. It’s a great way to get a kid started on their STEM journey.
About the Makeblock Neuron Kit
- Makeblock Neuron is a programmable electronic building block platform for STEM education. It contains over 30 kinds of blocks with different functions, so creators can build a variety of innovative gadgets.
- Craft a new invention in just 5 minutes: Building blocks are connected in a snap with magnetic Pogo Pins. Users can simply assemble the blocks to make creative gadgets without needing to write any code.
- No Coding Experience Required: The graphical programming interface in the Neuron app enables beginners to easily create Neuron applications and add basic or advanced functionality (e.g. IoT) into their inventions.
- Continuously Updated Invention Guides: The Neuron app comes with Invention Guides and video tutorials to show you how to get started building with the Inventor Kit. Follow, then lead with your own creative ideas.
- mBlock Support: Neuron gadgets can be controlled and programmed using mBlock on desktop and the Neuron app on mobile devices. All blocks can be compatible with the mechanical parts of Makeblock via Neuron board.
Zoe easily made the cat and loved making the cat’s tail wag. She also made a little keyboard and light up connections based on touch.
Makeblock also makes Codey Rocky.
There is no doubt that our kids are growing up with coding and programing as their version of a “universal language.”
With Makeblock’s Codey Rocky – a brand new, entry-level coding robot geared toward children 6+ and the recipient of the CES 2018 Innovation Award, children will not only enjoy toy time but will simultaneously be learning as well.
Carefully crafted by ed tech robotics provider Makeblock, the goal is to make playtime both fun and educational, therefore Codey Rocky introduces children to the basics of programming like Scratch 3.0 and Python at a young age, proven to improve creativity, computational thinking and problem solving skills.
We are huge fans of Makeblock’s products and will include them in our STEM round up that we are currently working on.