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Rokenbok's Hour of Code (Plus Make Your Own Arduino Project!)

Last week was the Hour of Code, which is an international movement encouraging educators, parents, and volunteers to spend an hour introducing children to the world of programming. We kicked off the week with our own HoC event on Saturday morning in partnership with KidSpark and the New Children’s Museum.

Holiday Shipping Information

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. 


Big Smiles - Rokenbok Photo Contest

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!

One of the Most Amazing Builds Ever!

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.

Prepping for Maker Faire Bay Area

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!

Winners of our Birthday Bash Photo/Video Contest!

This year Rokenbok turned 16 years old, so to celebrate, we held a photo and video contest! A ton of families submitted a bunch of great photos and videos that we really enjoyed, but in the end we had to narrow it down to three winners. Our three winners are:

1) The Boyd Family

Photo Tips

As our Holiday Photo Contest approaches, we wanted to give you a few quick photo-taking tips. Following these tips will help increase your chances of winning! Have fun and good luck!