EdVenture 5 – Bounce in borders

Ever heard of Dromophobia? Well, it’s a fear of crossing the street and we’re going to give a version of it to Edison! Cue evil laugh…Muwhahaha!!!

This barcode activates Edison’s bounce in borders program. The program uses Edison’s line tracking sensor and motors to stop him from crossing a black line.

Reading the barcode

  1. Place Edison facing the barcode on the right side
  2. Press the record (round) button 3 times
  3. Edison will drive forward and scan the barcode
Barcode that makes Edison Bounce in borders

Barcode – Bounce in borders

What to do

You can use the oval track on the previous page, or use the large A1 (84cm x 59cm) EdMat from or create your own (the line must be 1.5cm/0.6in thick).

Place Edison inside the borders and press play (triangle) button.

Edison will drive forward until the line tracking sensor detects the line, then reverse back, turn and continue driving.  

Factory robots Bounce in borders
Edison robot can Bounce in borders


Line tracking and bounce in borders are fun programs, but there’s a serious side. Warehouses that use robots to move items around, use lines or markers on the ground to guide the robots to their destination. These robots use barcode markings on the floor to navigate in Amazon’s warehouse.

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