Tech book for kids!
I just wanted to share today in this short post a new Kickstarter campaign from STEM Center USA, the creators of the Pi-Bot, one of the robots that can be... Read more
miniBloq.v0.82 is here!
I'm glad to announce the new miniBloq.v0.82 version. It has a lot of improvements, and it supports the Arduino Leonardo, the new DuinoBot.v2.3 (both in HID and in... Read more
miniBloq's new collaborations
Hi, it has been a long time since my last update in Kickstarter. But miniBloq is more active than ever! If you want to take a look to the upcoming... Read more
We launched Multiplo Open Robot Kit
Hi! After a lot of work, we finally launched an open source building kit for robotics. It's a different kind of building system where the users can add their own... Read more
Native Minibloq for Linux released!
Hi! It's nice to say that today, we released the Minibloq native (Beta) version for Linux. It's an all-in-one package designed to be easy to install. It also has the... Read more
Minibloq UpdatePack1 released
As promised, the UpdatePack-1 (UP1 for short) is available now. And it's the result of the constributions of many users (thanks again!). Aside from minor bug fixes (all of them... Read more
A year after the Kickstarter campaign
A year has passed since Minibloq's Kickstarter campaign. I have made a post in Minibloq's website, about both the roadmap and the project status:
And here is the same... Read more
Minibloq+Multiplo @ Maker Faire Bay Area 2012
Next weekend: Minibloq + Multiplo will be present at Maker Faire Bay Area:
Today was released the Minibloq.v0.81.Beta, which is the first version that supports full internationalization. Soon I will be posting about the roadmap of the project, as well as updating... Read more
Upcoming Minibloq.v0.81 features summary
Hi! The next version of Minibloq is near, and here are some of its features:
1. Minibloq will support strings (and emoticons!) over the board's serial ports:
2. We... Read more
New third party Spanish guides using Minibloq
We have new third-party material, this time in Spanish, using Minibloq. Here are the posts in Minibloq's web site:
José Manuel Ruiz Gutiérrez's tutorial: http://blog.minibloq.org/2012/01/nuevo-tutorial-con-ejemplos-en-espanol.html
RobotGroup's robotic's guide: http://blog.minibloq.org/2012/01/guia-en-espanol-de-robotica-spanish.html
As always,... Read more
Minibloq & Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for Arduino
Hi! There is new material ready-for-use, created by Sparkfun and available for download, using Minibloq and Sparkfun Inventor's Kit for Arduino. Here is the post on Minibloq's website:
Thanks!... Read more
New ready-to-use Examples with Videos, Code and Fritzing Circuits
Hi! As part of the new preliminary documentation, we have added a page with complete examples, most of which include Frizting diagrams, videos and Minibloq code (mbqc files). These examples start from... Read more
Minibloq's preliminary documentation ready.
Today the basic (or preliminary) Minibloq's documentation was finished. Here is the post with all the links in Minibloq's website:
There is a small description of every block... Read more
New Minibloq forum
Hi! I've been working to put on-line a forum for the project. Here is the post in Minibloq's website:
If you want to go directly to the forum,... Read more
Minibloq.v0.8.Beta Wineskin wrapper for Mac OS X
Ulises Mendoza (from Spain) made (again) a Wineskin wrapper as a first approach to run Minibloq under Mac OS X with Wine. I know it's not the best solution,... Read more
Finally, after a lot of work, the first Minibloq Beta version has been released:
It's just a Beta, but I hope you enjoy it. There is also preliminary... Read more
Upcoming Minibloq Beta: Small video with new features
Hi! Today I post a small video (about 2 minutes) showing the main new features in the upcoming Minibloq.v0.8.Beta. Here is the link:
More blocks and ArduinoISP for ATTinys
Hi! Today I'm testing the last blocks (and blocks improvements) that has been developed for the Beta. Here is the post on the project's web:
And a few days... Read more
Some ATTiny MCUs now supported by Minibloq
Three small MCUs has been added to the upcoming Minibloq.v0.8: ATTiny25, ATTiny45 and ATTiny85:
More blocks! Report #1
Hi! I have been working on new blocks for the upcoming Beta release, and also on some improvements to organize the blocks on the pickers. Here is the first of... Read more
Mega boards are here
Three new important boards has been added to Minibloq:
Arduino™ Mega 2560
Arduino™ Mega (ATmega1280)
Here is the post in the project's site:
32 bits Maple board added!
Hi! Among the new features the we are adding to the Beta, is the support for new boards. And not only 8-bits-AVR boards. Today we finished the initial testing with... Read more
Minibloq Alpha testing
Hi! We are near to the public Beta release now, and I'm testing the Alpha with more hardware and with different users, including students and kids. Here are two posts... Read more
New small video about the real time error-checking in the variables subsystem
As promised in a previous update, here we have another small video with features belonging to Minibloq.v0.8.Alpha. This time it shows quickly the real time error-checking in the variables... Read more
First approach to run Minibloq under OS X and new video about v0.8.Alpha
Ulises Mendoza, from Spain, has been working on a Wineskin wrapper for Minibloq. Thanks Ulises! I made a small post about it in Minibloq's blog:
This version has been sent to... Read more
Minibloq.v0.8.Alpha sent to backers and alpha testers
Today I sent the last Alpha version. The next will be the Beta, which will be available for download for everybody.
There has been a lot of improvements, and... Read more
1 hour left! Thanks!
With 1 remaining hour, I want to say thanks to all of the people who helped with the project.
I will soon be sending a survey to all of... Read more
Hi! This time, I want to mention 3 projects that may be relevant to Minibloq:
1. Minibloq & iPad: Andy Schaefer has started the preliminary work for a future port of... Read more
Some Minibloq news
Hi! I have been working a lot on the project these days. Here are some news I want to share:
1. New board added
The Seeeduino v2.2-ATmega328P board has been... Read more
We all did it, thanks! thanks!
Hello, yesterday we have reached our Kickstarter goal. Many thanks again for all your support!
New video with a DuinoBot.Kids controller
We will upload new videos and more info about the project along the Kickstarter campaign. Here is a new video showing what Minibloq can do (the controller here is the... Read more
Hi, yesterday we added two new rewards:
- The first includes hardware (a DuinoBot.Kids AVR-based robot controller) and is (at least by now) limited to 15 boards. This is the controller... Read more