Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Makeblock Software

Coding as Easy as Drag-and-Drop

Makeblock’s colorful and modularized drag-and-drop graphical blocks make it easy for novice users to program the educational Makeblock robots. Based on the popular block-based programming language Scratch, Makeblock software and mobile device apps have enough flexibility to accommodate both beginner and advanced coding students.

Software for Makeblock Robots

Windows/macOS Computers Chromebooks iOS/Android Devices
mBot mBlock 3
Codey Rocky and Activities Codey Rocky mBlock 5 mBlock 5
Makeblock Neuron Inventor Kit Neuron Inventor Kit mBlock 5 mBlock 5 Neuron App
mBot™ Ranger mBot Ranger mBlock 3

mBlock 5 Software

Recommended for grades 6-9

mBlock 5, based on Scratch 3.0, is a block-based programming software designed for STEM education.

mBlock 5 software requires Windows 7 or newer and macOS 10.10 or newer.

Windows and macOS

Chrome OS

You will need to install the mLink Chrome extension and use a web version of mBlock 5.


mBlock 3 Software

Recommended for grades 6-9

mBlock 3, based on Scratch 2.0, is a block-based programming software designed for STEM education. As with Scratch, it can be used to create fun games, stories, and animations. But mBlock also allows students to write programs for mBot, Arduino boards, and other hardware.

mBlock 3 software requires Windows 7 or newer and macOS 10.10 or newer.

Windows macOS Chrome OS

mBlock App

Recommended for grades 4-5

The mBlock app is a game-based programming software for STEM education. Without any prior knowledge, students can start programming through step-by-step tutorials and games.

mBlock App requires Android 4.3 or higher or iPhone 4S/iPad 3 or newer and iOS 9.0 or higher.

iOS Android

Neuron App

Recommended for grades 4-5

Neuron app enables beginners to create Neuron applications with flow-based programming and adds basic or advanced functionality into their inventions.

iOS Android

mBlock Blockly App

mBlock Blockly introduces students to the world of robotic programming on mobile devices. For use with mBot robots.

iOS Android

Makeblock App

Control your mBot and Codey Rocky robots from your mobile device.

iOS Android

Vernier and Makeblock®

Unlike other coding programs, with mBot students learn entry-level coding skills that extend beyond the screen and lets them interact with the physical world.

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