Makeblock Airblock – A New Kind of Drone

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Makeblock Airblock - A New Kind of Drone

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airblock buildDrones have become increasingly popular in recent years. But what if you are a newbie in the drone world? Perhaps you are looking for something for your child or maybe you want to learn about the fundamental concepts of coding. The Makeblock Airblock could be the perfect solution for you! Makeblock is a company known across the globe for its open-source construction platform that allows its makers to turn their ideas into reality with electronic modules and a range of mechanical parts. This modular programmable drone has won four international design awards.

About Airblock

Makeblock Airblock DroneFor starters, Airblock is a modular drone. The likes of which you probably have not experienced before. It is designed to encourage DIY creativity. This drone has the ability to be more than just a drone.

Airblock includes one main control module and six rotors, as well as a hovercraft base and additional accessories. The most popular builds are a flying drone and a flashing hovercraft. You can also create a car or whatever DIY mode you can imagine.

It is easy to assemble and disassemble. Smart magnetic connections allow you to build, rebuild, and test your creations. Plus, change from one build to another with just a few snaps.

Second, it is programmable. Don’t get nervous if you don’t have coding experience. This is easy-to-use graphical programming. Easily perform stunts that you code using a drag and drop program. (Or feel free to use pre-programmed maneuvers.) You can control your build with the free app that is available on IOS and Android remotely via Bluetooth. This drone is ideal for teaching (or learning) about of aerodynamics and coding.  

Use it in the air, on water, or on land, depending on the module you build.

And finally, it is safe. There are no exposed blades. It is made of light plastic foam that prevents damage to walls and furniture when used indoors.

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