Makeblock started to ship a solid robotic starter kit. Compared to other kits its parts are made of solid aluminium instead of plastics, which gives it a certain industrial touch. Makeblocks are also designed to be open and compatible with industrial standards. That means you can find a long list of motors, bearings, MXL Synchronous belt and so on that work seamlessly with Makeblock. Makeblock should be compatible with popular electronic elements, like Arduino and other electronic modules. So the team around Makeblock is going to prepare converter boards for Arduino and other Arduino compatible sensors.