A Couple Rokenbok "Maker Bot" Creations Posted by Richard on December 11, 2015 at 11:33 PM CST:
If your into Robotics and don't limit yourself Strictly to LEGO® building elements, Rokenbok's new "Maker Rok" vehicle (which I prefer to call Rok-Bot) is very versatile. These are two of my own designs, each took less than a couple hours to make. I made this first design to lift and dump the little balls at really tall heights. It was inspired by a CG scissor lift design of another Rokenbok forum member, and uses only the Maker Bot's included parts. This second design is inspired by a really old K'nex robotics set I bought years ago, which has a very versatile mechanism for picking things up. Forum link.
Rokenbok's Coolest Vehicle Ever Now Out, And On Sale! Posted by Richard on November 20, 2015 at 02:52 PM CST:
Rokenbok's building system is focused around its RC cars, but until now most of its vehicles were specialized machines that couldn't be customized much if at all, not that its stopped me from trying. Their newest addition on the other hand, is all about customization. Besides the motors that drive it around, it has two plug-in ports for additional motors. For a limited time, you can save $50.00 USD on one (Normally 189.99 USD) using the code RobotMaker. It comes with a universal Rok Star controller, the two motors, and parts to make it emulate the function of a number of Rokenbok's existing vehicles, albeit not as pretty looking. Forum link.
Rokenbok Website And Product Updates Posted by Richard on November 11, 2015 at 10:34 PM CST:
According to the pageviews, you guys seem to like Rokenbok (and other occasional non LEGO® building products) whenever I post updates about it, so here comes another one. Their website has received a big update as the company branches out further into the education market. A previous update left me concerned they were shifting their entire focus to educational fronts, but that was just a temporary shift while the website was being rebuilt. They are also hinting a new product, an RC car you can customize. Their previous cars have generally been single purpose vehicles like forklifts and dump trucks. Being able to make a custom vehicle with power functions seems like the perfect addition to this toy line. Forum link.
Forecast: Very, Very, Very Cool Posted by Mark on November 1, 2008 at 12:27 PM CST:
Kelly McKiernan, formerly of BZPower and current Internet Content Manager for LEGO Product Group 3 (including BIONICLE), sends word that the update of BIONICLE.com on Monday, November 3rd will include a 40 second animation, "THE big animation of the season", a significant story update, and a podcast of that story update. In Kelly's words, "Itís gonna be very, very, very cool."