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Makeblock Airblock Programmable Drone

$164.99

Makeblock Airblock Programmable Drone

$164.99

Airblock, is an easy to assemble, modular and programmable drone. The different blocks can be assembled to make different projects. Among it’s many avatars the Makeblock Airblock can be pieced together to become a flying drone craft or even a hovercraft. The Makeblock Airblock can be programmed with graphical programming software. The Makeblock Airblock is easy-to-code and play with. Block assembly is simple and quick with well-designed magnetic snap connections. Everyone can enjoy the charm of modular & programmable drone.

The airblock is a 7-piece modular drone that can be turned into a hovercraft, car, spider and more! It is made of light but durable plastic foam so you can bump into walls without making dents. Control it from your Smartphone or iPad via Bluetooth using a freely available iOS or Android app. Control and program your aerial stunts through the Makeblock App. Simply drag-and-drop different blocks of commands – like forward, pause, turn, and forward – and connect them together to create a seamless action. The Makeblock Airblock is designed for ages 8+.

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Airblock, is an easy to assemble, modular and programmable drone. The different blocks can be assembled to make different projects. Among it’s many avatars the Makeblock Airblock can be pieced together to become a flying drone craft or even a hovercraft. The Makeblock Airblock can be programmed with graphical programming software. The Makeblock Airblock is easy-to-code and play with. Block assembly is simple and quick with well-designed magnetic snap connections. Everyone can enjoy the charm of modular & programmable drone.

Please Note – This item ships in 4-5 business days.

The airblock is a 7-piece modular drone that can be turned into a hovercraft, car, spider and more! It is made of light but durable plastic foam so you can bump into walls without making dents. Control it from your Smartphone or iPad via Bluetooth using a freely available iOS or Android app. Control and program your aerial stunts through the Makeblock App. Simply drag-and-drop different blocks of commands – like forward, pause, turn, and forward – and connect them together to create a seamless action. The Makeblock Airblock is designed for ages 8+.

 

The package consists of 1 main module & 6 rotors. Plug & play using magnetic connection enables creative transformation of Airblock and endless fun. Airblock’s main control module comes with three integrated LED lights, for which the color and brightness is individually controllable, a barometer for altitude sensing, a ultrasonic sensor for distance measuring, a gyroscope measuring and maintaining orientation, and a Bluetooth module for connectivity. The propeller modules are composed of hollow cup motor and propeller.

What can I make with the Makeblock Airblock – Here’s some of the different objects you might be able to build with the Makeblock Airblock –

  1. Aircraft Mode – Airblock’s standard form is the six-rotors aircraft. Makeblock APP contains pre-defined functions. User can also create and Program Custom Controllers to realize the imagination of Airblock.  Propeller guards and soft build materials makes Airblock safe to use.
  2. Hovercraft mode – Simply rotate four of the propeller modules and install the included base to turn your aircraft into a hovercraft able to travel on level ground and hover above still water. When in Land mode, Airblock becomes a high-speed drift racing car, and while in Water mode, Airblock functions as a watercraft that gently hovers across the water.
  3. Mini jet car – Turn your aircraft into a car with LEGO blocks or other mechanical parts and use your Airblock as an aircraft engine that thrusts air backward to propel your vehicle forward.
  4. Pneumatic puppets – Utilize your propeller modules to move and manipulate everyday objects like paper cups to create moving puppets that you control by commanding your Airblock.

Working with the Airblock does not require prior coding experience. Program your Makeblock Airblock using the Makeblock APP. Its graphical programming interface makes it a fun and intuitive aerial platform, while custom-engineered magnetic connectors makes assembly quick and easy.

What are the specifications of the Makeblock Airblock

WARNING –

  1. Flying distance should not exceed 6 meters, and boating distance should not exceed 4 meters, to avoid accidents caused by lost Bluetooth connectivity.
  2. Take off the protective cover when in Aircraft mode, as it prevents Airblock from flying.
  3. Due to its modular design, Airblock is susceptible to wind, so it is recommended that you fly it in large, open indoor areas, and avoid using it outdoors on windy days.
  4. In the even that one or more of the Airblock’s modules become detached due to collision or other accidents, make sure to first power off the aircraft via the app before re-mounting the modules. If Bluetooth connection has been lost, take out the aircraft’s batteries before re-asssembly to prevent accidents.
  5. When in Hovercraft mode, the included protective cover can be used to protect the craft and propellers from damage.
  6. Make sure to set the corresponding Land or Water mode for your use case. Using the incorrect mode will cause Airblock to stop functioning or roll over.
  7. Do not use Airblock on uneven ground or water with waves, as this may cause damage to your Airblock.
  8. Although the propellers’ special design protect them from horizontal entry and collision, fingers and objects can still enter from above and below the propellers.
  9. Airblock is not waterproof, thus it is not recommended to fly above water. Capsizing while in Water mode may cause a short circuit and could potentially damaget the machine circuitry.
  10. Modules, which are connected via magnets, may come lose if your Airblock falls from a height or gets hit to absorb the impact, but the EPP protective ring and motor stand is still susceptible to damage.
  11. Airblock is able to fly for about 6 minutes. When power is low, the main module’s LED lights will turn red and the aircraft will automatically land.
  12. If a propeller falls off while using Airblock, avoid contact with the potentially hot motor to avoid burns when re-assembling.

Development Tracks & Tutorials – Here’s some links to get you started with coding your MakeBlock Airblock –

  1. Makeblock Airblock – Dance Moves project
  2. Makeblock Airblock – Fly My Pretty Project
  3. Makeblock Airblock – Tilt & Light up LED’s project
  4. Makeblock Airblock – Customizable LED lights
  5. Makeblock Airblock – Hovercraft moving in a triangle
  6. Makeblock Airblock – Flying in a circle
  7. Makeblock Airblock – The Angry Man
  8. Makeblock Airblock – Cart Wheeling Drone
  9. Makeblock Airblock – Additional Tutorials
  10. Makeblock Airblock – Manuals

For STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning tracks and tutorials please head over to the www.KidzCanCode.com. We offer a range of FREE development tracks and tutorials through our digital Learning Management System (LMS) at KidzCanCode.  Our FREE development tracks and tutorials let you get started with block based programming, python programming, game development, fundamentals of electronics using the BBC micro:bit including introductory and advanced robotics. Here’s a list of some of the development tracks and tutorials on offer. Check out the KidzCanCode website to learn more.

  1. Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit – I
  2. Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit – II
  3. Exploring coding concepts using the BBC micro:bit – III
  4. Introduction to electronics using the BBC micro:bit – I
  5. Introduction to electronics using the BBC micro:bit – II
  6. Design interactive games using the BBC micro:bit
  7. Introduction to MicroPython using the BBC micro:bit
  8. Kitronik Inventors kits for the BBC micro:bit

Please use the contact us form to drop us a note with ideas for tutorials and development tracks. We are always looking for ideas and constructive input. Alternatively you can reach us at oztoylib@hack2.live.

Additional information

Weight2.500 kg
Dimensions23 × 24 × 5.2 cm

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