Edison and EdPy: Get Edison moving
How do you ‘drive’ an Edison robot? By programming the robot with code! In this lesson, you will learn how to write text-based code to get Edison moving.
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You will also need to use the EdPy programming app.
About this lesson
Introduce text-based programming and the key computational concept of sequence to your students using Edison robots and EdPy, a text-based programming language based on Python. This lesson introduces some computer science and programming basics including functions, inputs, input parameters and outputs. Students then apply what they have learnt by taking on the challenge of writing their own program to get their Edison robot through a maze.
This 1-hour lesson is designed to allow students to work independently through four parts:
- Part 1: What is an Edison robot?
- Part 2: How do you use EdPy with Edison?
- Part 3: How do computers ‘think’?
- Part 4: Your turn! Drive a maze