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Edison programming offline
July 29, 2019
7:55 am
wilmar.perez
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Hi all,

We have been testing Edison for a couple of months now and I think they are a great tool for teaching programming. I do, however, see a major issue in our situation and would like to know if anyone has faced the same challenge. We are creating an initiative to promote logical thinking and programming skills to kids in small towns in South America. Most of the time they do not have reliable Internet access. We have tried other robots but Edison so far is the best. In the forums I have seen a couple of posts asking about the same thing but it is clear that, at this point, offline versions of either tool is not in scope. My question is: have any of you dealt with the same situation? If so, have you managed to find a solution?

Many thanks!

Happy teaching!

Wilmar

July 30, 2019
10:11 am
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Hi Wilmar,

There is an offline version for EdWare available. Of course, EdWare is considered retired and is no longer undergoing support or updates. However, you are still able to program the Edison and have fun learning with Edison.

You can find it under ‘Additional Resources’ at: https://meetedison.com/edware-retired/

Thank you,

Isaac

October 30, 2019
12:12 am
Will
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Ben said

Hi Wilmar,

There is an offline version for EdWare available. Of course, EdWare is considered retired and is no longer undergoing support or updates. However, you are still able to program the Edison and have fun learning with Edison.

You can find it under ‘Additional Resources’ at: https://meetedison.com/edware-retired/

Thank you,

Isaac  

Hi Ben, I am trying to create a code for students for an Eddigg robot that senses an object, moves towards it,and picks the small object up. I am using one Edison mounted on top of the other as a swivel. Any suggestions?

November 1, 2019
11:09 am
Ben
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Hi Will

Without seeing your Edison build I can really only provide some very general advice:

1) make sure that the obstacle detection can see your obstacle

By this I mean, try with a stand-alone Edison first, Edison’s obstacle detector is mounted at the top of the robot, so it has a minimum size it can detect.

Additionally, make sure the digger scoop is out of the way of the obstacle detector when searching for obstacles

2) use a randomised search algorithm

Make the digger spin on the spot and look around it for an obstacle. If it sees an obstacle charge towards it and then lift the digger scoop (you will need to do this with timings because Edison does not know how far away an obstacle is). If it does not see an obstacle, choose a random angle and drive in that direction for a bit before spinning again to search the new area for an obstacle

3) use a custom obstacle detector sensitivity

On the obstacle detection page are instructions to set a custom obstacle detector sensitivity. If you set this quite close to Edison it will take Edison a little longer to find an obstacle, but it will also mean that you have a better idea of how close Edison is to the obstacle once it has detected one. (this will help with getting Edison to drive into the obstacle to pick it up)

Good luck!
Be sure to share your program here when you get it working!

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