The Elementary Institute of Science hosted 49 high school girls for a Rokenbok Robotics Camp this summer. There, the STEM mentors used Rokenbok Education’s Mobile STEM Labs to implement a dynamic robotics curriculum featuring 3D printing and robotic design challenges. Take a look at the video above and see what a Rokenbok Robotics program looks like in action!
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Our Director of Education has been playing with a Scorpion ROKduino prototype and discovered his dog was quite protective of his ball and not too sure what to make of this intruder. With our Kickstarter campaign, which is currently live, you can build your own amazing robots! Currently save $100 off retail pricing.
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Submitted by ROKet Girl on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:49
This video was sent to us last Christmas, and it's still one of our favorites, so we had to share it again!
Jeff Boden and his wife have three budding engineers who love to build. Their oldest had been asking for Rokenbok and watching our videos for 3 years. Well, last Christmas his wish came true.
Jeff said, “My wife and I had no idea there would be such an extreme reaction. But, I suppose that is the reaction you get when a kid has been asking for Rokenbok for Christmas for 3 years. That's 3 years of fulfilled hopes and dreams exploding out of a 7 year old boy!”
Submitted by AurelianoNile on Tue, 12/01/2015 - 10:35
We received a message from Austin and Mom, Lisa this week.
Submitted by ROKet Girl on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:46
Rokenbok Education announced earlier this week the launch of our new versatile, mobile robotics platform, allowing young engineers to build thousands of robots. The Maker ROK-Robotics Start Set comes with 5 out-of-the-box builds but we wanted to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing. Here are a few other super cool builds to check out. PS: We want to see what you build! Email your builds or videos to Caitlinb@rokenbokeducation.org
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Submitted by ROKet Girl on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:02
A BIG thanks to everyone who participated! We loved seeing everyone's photos this holiday season. It was really hard to pick just 5 winners so we also chose two runners up families that will receive a Action Sorter and Conveyor. Note: Winning families are responsible for covering the shipping of their prize.
Holiday photo contest winners:
And our two runner up family photos:
Submitted by cassandrae on Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:41
Submitted by DiROKter on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:40
Need your order by Christmas? Use our handy map below to find out when your last possible order day is! All Rokenbok orders ship next business day out of Plainfield, IN via Fedex.
Submitted by ROKet Girl on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:51
Here's a list of our amazing customer builds! Number 5 goes to...
Submitted by DiROKter on Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:28
We’re having our fourth annual Holiday Photo Contest! Five lucky families will win their choice of a Tower of ROK Mania, Monorail Mania Start Set, or ROK Blocks Combo Kit!
Submitted by DiROKter on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:32
Justin, an incredibly talented and long-time Rokenboker, sent us this video showcasing his latest build - a "ball contraption."
His ball contraption took several months to design and build. It very cleverly uses a single X2 unit to power the entire machine and rotate the arms that carry the balls to the top.
Submitted by ROKet Girl on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 14:35
150,000 makers gathered at the San Mateo Event Center grounds to partake in the largest show and tell on Earth, Maker Faire. This mind-blowing spectacle included a gigantic 40 foot tall mechanical octopus that spits fire, human-size muffin (and cupcake) cars, a life-size mouse trap game, metal dragon cars, drones, 3D printing, and all things DIY.
Submitted by ROKet Girl on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 14:58
In an effort to promote a true engineering environment, kid*spark has partnered with Rokenbok Education to release an Open Source Library of building parts. The Open Source Library currently boasts over 100 parts that can be freely downloaded, modified, and 3D printed.
Submitted by DiROKter on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 15:41
On May 17th and 18th we're going to be making and playing at Maker Faire - Bay Area in San Mateo! The Faire is open on Saturday from 10am - 8pm and Sunday from 10am - 6pm, and our booth will be chock-full of Rokenbok!
Submitted by ROKet Girl on Fri, 02/21/2014 - 14:07
Looking for something new and fun to build with your ROK Blocks? Try making this Transformer Robot! The arms and head can move using a swivel and hinge blocks!
1. Gather the pieces you'll need from the part count below.
2. Start by building the legs. The red blocks on the side will help stabilize the robot.
3. Build the torso and connect it to the legs
Submitted by ROKin Writer on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:53
How do you learn best? Are you an audio, visual or hands on learner?
Submitted by ROKin Writer on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:46
When Justin built this elaborate Rokenbok recreation of the Demon Drop ride, which is similar to freefall rides at amusement parks, he was just 15 years old. The talented teen's ride not only drops the car down the vertical track but also returns it to the starting position so the ride can drop again.
Take a look at how the Demon Drop ride works below:
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