Makeblock Rocks a Robot Set

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Originally posted on MAKE:

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Shenzhen startup Makeblock makes and sells aluminum building sets for building everything from music robots to plotters. Compared to t-slot aluminum beams, Makeblock is much more sophisticated. It has threaded grooves running along the length of the beams, bolt holes running parallel to the grooves, as well as threaded holes on the ends of the beams. You can really get a sense of these features in the photo to the right.

IMG_7032While the beams are great, Makeblock has created an impressive array of additional parts. The wheels and treads are extremely robust. There’s a nice variety of connector plates. Their online store has page after page of different mechanical parts. All this for a startup that was just Kickstarted last December

The founder of Makeblock, Jasen Wang, quit his job in May of 2011 to work on Makeblock full time–now the company has grown to 10 employees.

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