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Thursday, August 02 2018 - 17:00
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Makeblock's STEAM Educational Robots Win 2018 Family Choice Awards
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Leading STEAM education solution provider Makeblock announces its educational 
robots mBot and Codey Rocky have won the 2018 Family Choice Awards for it's 
software-hardware-combined coding solution and beginner friendliness. 

This is mBot's second global recognition after its Finland Kokoa 
(https://kokoa.io/products/mbot-series-steam-robots)Certification in 2018. This 
year Makeblock has also collaborated with Vernier Software & Technology on a 
CSTA standard course for mBot, Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles 
activities module(https://www.vernier.com/products/books/mbot-msdv-e/).

The Awards add to Makeblock's 7 international titles such as Gold Edison 
Awards, German IF Design Award, CES Innovation Awards, German Red Dot Product 
Design Award, American IDEA Gold Award, Korean K-Design Gold Award and Japanese 
Good Design Award.

The Family Choice Awards (http://www.familychoiceawards.com/)is a division of 
Family Magazines, recognizing the best products, services and resources for  
all family members, including cherished pets. For 22 years the Family Choice 
Awards has been one of the most coveted, family-friendly consumer award 
programs in the United States. 

"Makeblock empowers people to realize ideas by providing 500+ mechanical 
components, smart robots, powerful software and an international robotics 
competition. With the mission 'to take education to the next level', we are 
dedicated to lowering the threshold of creation and helping children to enjoy 
the fun of creation," said Jasen Wang, founder & CEO of Makeblock.

Meet the Winners

mBot(https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/mbot)is an entry-level programmable 
robot kit for STEAM education. It's easy to assemble and children can learn 
mechanics and electronics with its hands-on projects. mBot comes with 3 pre-set 
modes: obstacle avoidance, line-following and remote control. For coders, mBot 
runs on mBlock5 (https://www.makeblock.com/software/mblock5), a graphical 
programming software, allowing children to program their robots to carry out 
various assignments with simple drag-and-drops. mBot is supported by updating 
coding textbooks and online tutorials to offer continuous learning experience. 
Available on Amazon 
(https://www.amazon.com/Makeblock-Mechanical-Entry-Level-Programming-Creativity/
dp/B00SK5RUQY/).

Codey Rocky(https://www.makeblock.com/steam-kits/codey-rocky)is a smart robot 
for beginners to learn coding and AI. It combines easy-to-use robotics hardware 
with graphical programming software 
mBlock5(https://www.makeblock.com/software/mblock5), offering children a 
friendly and entertaining experience to create their first line of code. As 
they progress, Codey Rocky helps children to expand their coding skills with a 
quick conversion from graphical to Python on mBlock5. mBlock5 also features AI 
and IoT. Available on Amazon.

About Makeblock

Makeblock Co., Ltd, founded in 2013, is a leading STEAM education solution 
provider. Targeting the STEAM education and entertainment markets for schools, 
educational institutions and families, Makeblock provides the most complete 
hardware, software, content solutions, and top-notch robotics competitions, 
with the aim of achieving deep integration of technology and education. To 
learn more, follow @Makeblock on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Makeblock/) 
or on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/makeblock), or visit www.makeblock.com.

About Family Choice Awards

The Family Choice Awards is a division of Family Magazines, initiated to 
recognize the best products, services and resources for all members of a family 
including cherished pets. For 22 years the Family Choice Awards is one of the 
most coveted, family friendly consumer award programs in the United States.

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SOURCE  Makeblock
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