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Bay Area Maker Faire 2014!

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.

Open Source Library

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.

 

Build a Transformer Out of ROK Blocks

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

10 Rokenbok Tips To Impress Your Kids!

A lot of people don't realize how many awesome things their ROK Star Controller can do! Here are just a few of the hidden features!

1. Flash back and forth between vehicles, like the back button on your TV remote!

2. Use the "1" button for a siren.

3. Hold down the right forefinger button to enter slow mode for more precise turns.

Best Christmas Reaction of All Time

Jeff Boden and his wife have three budding engineers ages 3, 5, and 7 who love to build. Their oldest has been asking for Rokenbok and watching our videos for 3 years. Well, this 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!”

Rokenbok Family Builds A Bobsled Track!

We always love to see family's do exceptionally creative things with Rokenbok building sets and this bobsled and track is no exception. They started by creating the track out of a Rokenbok building set and then packing it with snow and letting it freeze overnight. They utilized most of the pieces out of the Inventor's Tool Box, which is the largest Rokenbok building set and has a lot of 30 and 60 degree angle snaps.

Say Cheese!

Deadline to Submitt is Jan. 17th, 2014

We’re having our third annual Holiday Photo Contest! Five lucky families will win their choice of a Architetct's Dream, an Inventor’s Tool Box, or a Tower of ROK Mania! All you have to do is have your camera ready.

Rokenbok ROK's Maker Faire New York!

More than 500 kids and their parents were introduced to the joy of Rokenbok at the World Maker Faire held in New York City, September 21 -22.

Teacher of The Year Uses Rokenbok

Rich has been teaching his students engineering and math concepts using Rokenbok for a decade. In addition to using Rokenbok in his classroom he also loads everything into a 24-foot truck to bring to a summer camp for special needs children called Camp Discovery.

Coolest Construction Cakes

Since Rokenbok is celebrating our 16th birthday this month, we thought we'd share some of our favorite construction-themed birthday cakes for inspiration. Check out our Pinterest boards for additional birthday ideas!

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