Past contest design challenge projects

Just because a contest is over doesn’t mean you can’t still give that design challenge a try!

While we are no longer accepting submissions for the contests related to these design challenges, the projects are still worth exploring. These challenges make excellent class projects, perfect for showing your students that learning computer science isn’t just about writing programs! The Edison robot design challenges are an ideal way to explore design thinking and put 21st Century skills to the test. 

If you and your students do take on one of these challenges, we’d love to see what you create! Send us your pics and videos at or add them to the online community of Edison awesomeness on PinterestFacebookTwitterInstagram or YouTube.

NYE ball drop challenge

New Year’s Eve ball drop

The 2018 contest focused on an iconic end-of-year image: the New Year’s Eve ball drop. To complete this challenge, you need to use one or more Edison robots to create your own interpretation of a New Year’s Eve ball drop, just like the one that happens in Times Square, New York City.

2019 Candy dispenser challenge

Edison candy dispenser

The 2019 contest focused on a favourite of kids everywhere: candy! To complete this challenge, you need to use one or more Edison robots to create a unique candy dispenser design. The details of the design, how it dispenses the treat and the choice of candy are all up to you!

Edison Winter Olympics Design Challenge

The Winter Olympic Athlete

The 2022 contest focused on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics! To complete this challenge, you need to use one or more Edison robots to participate in your favourite Winter Olympic sport. The details of the design and which sport Edison participate in are all up to you!

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