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MakeBlock Construction Platform: Aluminum LEGO

by Lambert Varias
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What if your tools and toys had interchangeable parts? What if you could build robots and electronics without knowing how to program? That’s the concept behind MakeBlock, a construction platform that its inventor Jasen Wang describes as “LEGO for adults”, a statement that will surely endear him to millions of adult LEGO and LEGO Technic enthusiasts.

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Still, you can’t deny MakeBlock’s connection to LEGO. Where the famous toy has bricks, the MakeBlock has extruded aluminum beams with holes and threaded slots. Those holes and slots are the foundation for the platform’s nearly infinite potential.

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But Wang didn’t stop there. He and his company also made modular electronic modules. The modules have color-coded connectors to make it easier for beginners to figure out which does what. They’re also working on an app that can be used to control the modules using a mobile device.

MakeBlock is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to make more of their products:

Pledge at least $99 (USD) to grab a MakeBlock kit. You can also check out the MakeBlock website and YouTube channel for more information on what offended LEGO lovers may start calling “LEGO for kids.”

[via Wired]




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