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Play hard, learn hard

Albert Einstein described play as "the highest form of research". If so, it seems Chinese company Makeblock is on a mission to create cohorts of mini professors with its modular robot systems that inspire the mind as they introduce kids to the world of robotics and microcontrollers.

27 Mar. 2017
Makeblock Neuron

Makeblock - a leading developer of modular robot systems to help teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) - has had the pleasure of announcing at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover that it has done the double in the prestigious Red Dot Awards for product design! The Chinese company has won distinctions for two of its exhibits: Airblock, a modular, programmable drone, and Neuron, a programmable modular platform designed to help children learn how to develop gadgets. "We are delighted to have secured this prestigious double-win with our products," says Jasen Wang, the founder and CEO of Makeblock.

"Our aim was to develop a system that inspires creative solutions without overwhelming the user," Wang explains, adding: "We are honored to receive the recognition these Red Dot Awards represent, as the European market is very important to us. Many European countries have been among the first to adopt the new STEM education drive. This encouraged us to showcase our products at CeBIT."

Neuron, the new electronic modular platform for STEM education, contains more than 30 elements, including input, output, communications, power and control units, and there are more in the pipeline. With its intuitive programming and wide range of functions and features, Neuron is designed to enable users to transform their creative ideas into reality.