What devices and operating systems can you use with Edison robots?

Edison robots are compatible with most tablets, desktop computers, laptops and Chromebooks.

All of the Edison robotics programming languages can be accessed through a browser, meaning there is nothing to download onto the programming devices you use, enabling you to program Edison on tablets, iPads and Chromebooks as well as laptops and desktop computers.

Your device does need an audio jack input, however, to allow Edison to connect using the EdComm cable. The EdComm cable is the special cable used to download programs to Edison robots from any of the Edison robotics programming languages and connects to your tablet, computer or Chromebook using the programming device’s audio jack input. The other end of the EdComm cable connects to the underside of your Edison robot, near the power switch. This communication method is compatible with Mac, Linux, Windows, iOS and Android operating systems.

If you are new to using Edison, you may want to download the free Getting started with Edison guide which includes step-by-step instructions walking you through getting your robot and programming device set up.

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