I’ve recently joined the family and purchased quite a lot of elements in hope to build several projects that required strength and precision. The MB system looks like LEGO but with added advantage of serious application.
However, with all the available parts and quite a history of the company, I’m surprised to find very little build examples on the company website or the wider Internet. Apart from the official builds from various sets (Ranger, Ultimate), there’s virtually nothing showcasing the system which I find very very strange.
To me a ‘system’ means infinite possibilities to build dozens if not hundreds of devices and the obvious comparison is LEGO Technic system. But while LEGO has been around for decades, Makeblock needs to put some effort in showcasing their system. Unfortunately this effort seems to be very scarce, incomplete and disjointed.
Individual parts are at the heart of the Maker Platform, yet the documentation for most of them contains nothing more than just a name and basing drawing – for example http://docs.makeblock.com/diy-platform/en/mechanical-parts/plates/shaft-clamping-hub-8mm.html
I think each part should have full description of what it is, with 2D drawings and 3D models to download, multiple examples of how it can be used and mixed with other parts. Plus the information if the part is obsolete and no longer produced as I can see my local distributor has parts which are no longer listed on makeblock.com.
With the large amount of parts, I would expect to see a new interesting build at least once a week – robots, devices, tools etc. Why is this not happening?
Finally, what is “mbuild” and why I can’t find more information about it?
Thanks and looking forward to see more Makeblock Maker Platform stuff everywhere. Just give us mooooore!