Resource downloads for your Edison robot

There is a wide range of free resources and downloads for the Edison robot, from multiple programming languages to teacher lesson plans. Everything is designed to make it as simple as possible to get into coding and robotics. 

Getting started with Edison guide

This guide to setting up for success using your Edison robot provides a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know to get Edison and your computer or tablet set up. 

Checklist: setting up for success with Edison

This one-page checklist is perfect for use as a quick reference to ensure you and your students are set up for success with Edison every time. 

Check out the complete list of all the free, downloadable teaching resources for use with Edison robots.


EdMat for the Edison Robot

The EdMat is an A1 sized robot activity mat. It contains 6 barcodes that activate pre-installed programs. Plus a line track for the Edison robot to follow. The Edison robot’s activity mat is FREE to download.

EdBooks for the Edison robot

The EdBooks, which introduce robotics to the novice, are all free to download. There are currently three EdBooks available:

  • EdBook 1: You’re a controller
  • EdBook 2: You’re a programmer (EdWare)
  • EdBook 3: You’re a builder

Lesson plans for the Edison robot

Lesson plans are available for all of the Edison robot programming languages:

EdWare for the Edison robot

EdWare is used to write programs for the Edison robot using drag and drop graphical icons. This makes programming easy to learn and great fun! The software is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS (iPad) and Android. EdWare for the Edison robot is FREE to download

Edison robot firmware updates

The software that runs inside Edison is called firmware and can be updated using the EdComm cable. You can check if an update is available for your Edison through our firmware checker.

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