Edison Robot Works with LEGO
Have you ever thought that LEGO Robotics was out of reach for your school? Not anymore! The Edison robot is compatible with LEGO products. Bricks made by LEGO can be attached to the top and bottom of the Edison robot and pegs made by LEGO can be attached to the sides.
Bricks made by LEGO can be attached to the top of the Edison robot using the two strips of 2 x 8 connecting studs.
Pegs made by LEGO can be attached to the sides of the Edison robot. There are three peg holes to suit full depth pegs and four stud holes to suit the shorter pegs.
With Edison’s wheels removed cross axles made by LEGO can be inserted to create your own robotics inventions with motorised moving parts.
The underside of the Edison robot has two rows of 2 x 8 connecting stud connections for connecting bricks made by LEGO. These align with the studs on the top of the robot and allow multiple Edisons to be stacked on top of each other to form new robot inventions.
The clear skid is removable to allow Edison to be built up from a flat base.
Get building with your Edisons and the LEGO Compact Tracked Loader (set 42032 available for just $20 to $25). Learn how to combine two Edison robots to build larger robotics inventions.
Included in Your EdVenture into Robotics – You’re a Builder
- EdVenture 1 – Build the EdDigger
- Scoops up your LEGO bricks
- Remote control from a standard TV/DVD remote control
- No programming required
- EdVenture 2 – Build the EdPrinter
- Print shapes on paper
- Download the programs to draw a square, then create your own program to draw different shapes
- Uses the same engineering concepts as a real printer
The EdDigger is a remote control brick digger that uses two Edisons connected with LEGO pieces from LEGO set 42032. You can use a standard TV/DVD remote control to drive the EdDigger and operate the bucket.
The EdPrinter is a printer made of two Edison robots and LEGO pieces that can draw shapes on A5 (5.8in x 8.3in) size paper. The printer uses two Edisons connected with LEGO pieces from LEGO set 42032, two rubber bands and a felt tip/marker pen.
Both Edisons are programmed using EdWare, but they perform slightly different functions.