Meet Edison the super affordable educational robot
Now you can program Edison in Python
Blow your student’s minds and see levels of learning and engagement that are off the charts!
Less than US$50 each and just US$33 each for a full class set
Works with LEGO
Modular and easily expandable using pieces made by LEGO
Built to last
Tough enough to be driven over by a car – See our video for proof!
Learn more about Edison
More than just a robot!
Edison comes with all of these free online resources…
Integrate Edison into your classroom with ease with our fully illustrated set of 10 free robotics lesson plans. The complete document is 66 pages and includes 36 student Worksheets, 5 Activity sheets, a student achievement chart and a student award certificate.
In EdBook1 learn about robotics with Edison, no programming required! Edison can read special barcodes in the book that activate pre-programmed features, such as line following, obstacle avoidance, sumo wrestling and much more. In total seven fun and educational robot activities across 16 pages.
An A1 size (23in x 33in) mat for robot activities such as line following and bounce in borders. The EdMat has six barcodes that activate pre-installed programs such as follow torch, line tracking and sumo wrestle. The EdMat can be downloaded for free and printed at your local print shop.
In EdBook2 learn about robot programming by programming Edison yourself! Learn how to write your own robot programs using EdWare’s easy to use drag and drop graphical robot programming software. In total 10 fun and educational robot activities across 27 pages.
Make robot programming fun and easy to learn with drag and drop graphical icons. EdWare is FREE to use and is for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS (iPad) and Android tablets.
In EdBook3 learn about adding pieces made by LEGO to your Edison robot. Follow the step by step guide to combine two Edison robots with LEGO pieces from the LEGO ‘Compact Tracked Loader’ (set 42032) to create more complex robots, such as a remote control robot digger (EdDigger) and a printer (EdPrinter).
“I have to say, they are the perfect solution for me. I teach pre-service teachers. In our footprint, schools are low on funding, and low on expertise. I have funded myself, and played with a variety of robots for lower primary, including some quite expensive models. Without a doubt Edison is most user-friendly, versatile and of course cost-effective”
- Wendy Fasso, Central Queensland University, Australia
“I've been running camps here in Ireland using Edison robots and the children are delighted with the robots and are really enjoying playing with them. They are amazed with what the robots can do and love designing their own programs. It's great to see how imaginative they are.”
- Sinéad Diggin, Ireland
“I have been so thrilled watching my students come up with creative ways to work with the two Edisons we have. They are in the process of creating a video to share with our parent community to convince them this is a great way to get students engaged in this type of technology.”
- Yolanda Gonzales, Boise school District, USA
“In the classrooms, the robots are gradually filtering through all classes. All teachers have been hugely impressed by the enjoyment the students experience as well as the higher order thinking skills that are used to solve challenges that students encounter with the Edison robots.”
- Julia Creasy, Coolbinia Primary School, Australia
“I am very impressed with the Edison and how they have engaged the students in my class.”
- Andrew P., Primary Teacher, Australia
Along with the launch of Edison V2.0 we are also super excited to announce EdPy www.edpyapp.com. EdPy is a free online app for programming Edison in the Python programming language. Text based programming for Edison has been one of the most frequently requested...
We’ve been hard a work over the last year designing an even better Edison robot. Meet Edison V2.0. What’s new? Edison has received some exciting upgrades since the very first version shipped in December 2014. Let’s take a look at them. Precision Driving Edison V2.0...
Happy Chinese New Year everyone! It’s the year of the monkey, but we’re wondering when the year of the robot will be? We are nearing the end of ‘early’ February and Edison is now back in stock! We had hoped to be shipping earlier, but we hadn’t anticipated the...