Explore more with the Edison robot
Edison offers hours of fun and engaging STEM learning activities for kids at every stage of their robotics and computer science journey. These activity resources can be used on their own or in addition to the lesson plans designed for using Edison in the classroom setting.
Edison can be used as the programmable base for an incredible range of interactive engineering and programming projects by using Edison together with LEGO bricks.
Edison works with any LEGO brick compatible building system. Bricks can be attached to the top and bottom of the Edison robot and pegs can be attached to the robot’s sides. When Edison’s wheels are removed, cross axles can be used in the powered sockets, allowing you to create your own robotics inventions with motorised moving parts. The result? Incredible programmable creations!
Get started using Edison by learning what the robot can do through self-paced EdBook activity books.
Build familiarity with the Edison robot’s sensors and capabilities by learning how to control the robot with pre-set barcodes. Then kickstart your computer programming adventures by programming Edison with different programming languages.
The free-to-download EdBooks are a great way to introduce robotics and programming basics to beginners and anyone new to using Edison. Each illustrated EdBook progresses through the main concepts of controlling or programming the robots and is perfect for use at home or as extensions to the classroom lesson plans.
The EdMat activity may is an A1 size (23in x 33in) mat perfect for getting started with Edison and for ongoing use as a test mat for all your Edison creations and programs.
The free-to-download EdMat is designed to make running robot activities such as line following and bounce in borders with Edison simple to set up and loads of fun. The EdMat includes six barcodes that activate pre-installed programs including ‘follow a torch’, ‘line tracking’ and ‘sumo wrestle’. Using EdMats in the classroom makes it easy to set up ‘robot testing stations’ for students to try out their programs.