Get to know Edison
To use Edison you’re going to need to know where all his sensors are and what his three buttons do. Have a look at the images below. You may need to come back and have another look as we go through the EdVentures.
Get to know Edison’s sensors and buttons
Play button – Start program
Stop button – Press to stop a program
Record button – 1 press = download program, 3 presses = read barcode
Edison’s power switch and line tracking sensor
Edison’s line tracking sensor is made up of two parts a red LED light and a light sensor. The red LED shines light on the ground, if the ground is white and therefore, reflects light then the light sensor will get a high light reading. If the ground is black and therefore, does not reflect light then the light sensor gets a low light reading.
The EdComm cable is used to download programs to Edison. It connects into the headphone socket on your computer or tablet.
EdComm programming cable