Edison robot activities

There are three free to download EdBooks that introduce robotics to the beginner. Each EdBook is fully illustrated and takes the budding roboteer through the three main concepts of controlling, programming and building robots.

EdBook1 Your EdVenture into Robotics – You’re a controller

Learn about robotics with Edison, no programming required! Edison can read special barcodes in the book that activate pre-programmed features, such as line following, obstacle avoidance, sumo wrestling and much more.

Included in Your EdVenture into Robotics – You’re a controller

  • 15 different barcodes for Edison to scan
  • Seven fun robot activities:
    1. Clap controlled driving
    2. Avoid obstacles
    3. Follow torch/flashlight
    4. Line tracking
    5. Bounce in borders
    6. Sumo wrestle
    7. Remote control driving
  • Program Edison to respond to a standard TV or DVD remote control
  • Learn about basic robotics and how robot sensors work
  • Learn interesting electronics from the included ‘EdFacts’
  • Calibrate the sensitivity of Edison’s obstacle detection

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EdBook2 Your EdVenture into Robotics – You’re a Programmer

Learn even more about robotics by programming Edison yourself! Learn how to write your own robot controlling programs using EdWare’s easy to use drag and drop graphical programming software.

Included in Your EdVenture into Robotics – You’re a Programmer

  • Learn how to program robots with ten illustrated fun programs:
    1. Flash an LED
    2. Beep!!… Beep!!…
    3. Robots make music too!
    4. Let’s get moving
    5. What IF?…
    6. What’s the hurry? Let’s wait!
    7. Watch out! There’s an obstacle!
    8. Take control!
    9. Change is good, let’s get variable!
    10. Robot communications
  • 8 different barcodes
  • Learn about basic robotics and how robot sensors work
  • Learn interesting electronics from the included ‘EdFacts’
  • Calibrate the sensitivity of Edison’s obstacle detection

Free download

 

Read it online

EdBook3 Your EdVenture into Robotics – You’re a Builder

Get building with your Edisons and the LEGO Compact Tracked Loader (set 42032 available for just $20 to $25). Lean how to combine two Edison robots to build larger robots and inventions using LEGO parts.

Included in Your EdVenture into Robotics – You’re a Builder

  • EdVenture 1 – Build the EdDigger
    • Scoops up 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

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EdMat robot activity mat

The EdMat is an A1 size (59cm x 84cm) (23.2in x 33.1in) robot activity mat that can be printed at your local print shop.

The EdMat has 6 barcodes that activate Edison’s pre-programmed features and a track for Edison to follow. The track can also be used for ‘bounce in borders’ and ‘sumo wrestling’.

The EdMat can be laminated to protect it, however a glossy lamination on the EdMat will upset Edison’s sensor and may cause errors, so the EdMat must be laminated with a matte finish laminate.

There are two versions colour and black and white.

Community Created Activities 

Members of the Edison community have been creating unique and awesome Edison Activities, some of them are documented and given to us to share with everyone. Below is a growing list of Edison Activities. If you have an Edison creation you can share it on our forum, if it is documented you can submit it here.

The EdHockey Robot

The EdHockey Robot is a remote control LEGO brick robot that uses two Edisons connected with LEGO pieces from LEGO set 42032. You can use a standard TV/DVD remote control to drive the EdHockey Robot and operate the arms. GOAL!!!

EdHockey was created by Ken from http://mybrick.com.au/

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