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[SOLVED] Using Edison outside
June 27, 2017
2:43 pm
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I recently took 20 Edison Robots to an outdoor fair as an public engagement activity. I couldn’t get any of the 20 Edison’s to scan a bar code let alone download from the edware app on my ipads. confusedembarassedconfusedembarassedconfusedembarassedfrown

After replacing batteries and trying many other debugging tips we discovered that the infrared light form the sunlight was interfering with the sensors/circuitry to the extent that they became virtually useless.yellyellyellyell

We used a large black bin lid to cover the Edison robots to enable coding , however once we hit play we had to remove the lid and they stopped working correctly immediately. When I got home later that day I tested all 20 Edison robots in my house with no issue at all. 

My query is – Has anyone else had this issue and if so did you come up with a solution of how to use Edison outdoors?


June 28, 2017
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Hi Brett

Many of Edison’s sensors and capabilities rely on light to work.

Even the encoders in Edison’s drive are light based, as such Edison gets very confused in direct sunlight because sunlight bombards and overloads each and every one of these sensors.

The few times we have had to use Edison outside we take a small square marquee with a thickish top cover and a few walls to provided enough shade to get Edison working. Even with this Edison can still behave a little erratically on very sunny days

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