Edison Robot

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Product type: Technology

Vendor: Edison

Tags: Ages 12 - 16+, Ages 5 - 7+, Ages 8 - 11+, Ages 8+, Block Code, coding, Computer Programming, cosmo, cozmo, Engineering, Member, mindstorm, Python, Remote Control, Robotics, Sphero, spheros

Availability:

$49.00

Science Focus No
Technology Focus Yes (Robotics, Coding)
Engineering Focus Yes (Coding & Programming)
Math Focus Yes (Patterns)
Problem Solving Focus Yes
Creativity Focus Yes (range of actions and customization are endless)

Pros : Cons :
  • Learning by playing
  • Good range of sensors and outputs.
  • Good control over the two motors
  • Programming is relatively easy
  • Pre-programmed modes that can be activated by driving over a bar code, which makes it actionable right out of the box without complex setup.
  • LEGO-compatible attachment point that allows machines to be built using Technic LEGO parts, and makes the possibilities of customization endless.
  • Free educational lesson plans and tutorial books for teachers and educators
  • Very resistant to shocks
  • Very versatile, have easy applications for kids below 7, and more advanced ones for kids older and even teenagers (with Python programming)
  • The price for such a complete robot is very attractive and makes it the cheapest solution for a robotics class.
  • Programming Edison via the cable isn't as convenient as programming via Bluetooth, but at least it is stable.
  • You have to be careful not to lose the custom cable but this approach keeps the price down
  • Clap sensors are a bit glitchy
  • Small online community of users

 

 Edison is a programmable robot designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for students from 4 to 16 years of age.

True robotics education brought to life

The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for teaching kids computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way.

With more built-in sensors than any robot in its class as well as lights, sounds, and autonomous behavior capabilities, Edison makes true robotics education accessible to students of all ages. 

Not just a remote-controlled robot, Edison can:

  • Respond to light and sound
  • Follow lines and avoid obstacles
  • Communicate with other Edison robots
  • Connect to other Edison robots and LEGO bricks
  • And so much more!

"I wholeheartedly believe in this product. Edison is where it is at for educational purposes. The sensors, powerful microcontroller … and the price! Edisons are well worth the investment for any teacher!"

- Phil Grigonis – Middle School Technology and Engineering Teacher, USA

Edison’s robotics capabilities can be unlocked with ease through simple barcode programs. Students can then progress their robotics, coding, and STEM education journeys using Edison with three progressive programming languages. 

Edison can also be used to build and invent as the programmable base for an incredible range of engineering and STEM projects thanks to Edison’s expandable robotics system which works with LEGO bricks. 

STEM education for all ages

Children as young as four years old can begin to explore the STEM education topics of coding and robotics using Edison’s pre-set programs and remote-control operation capabilities. Older students can learn the fundamentals of coding as they progress from drag-and-drop icon-based programming all the way through to coding in a vertical text-based language.

Remote control and barcodes

ages: 4+ with adult help

EdBlocks
Graphic language

ages: 7-12

EdWare
Hybrid language

ages: 11-13

EdPy
Python language

ages: 13+

“Our students are really engaged using the Edison robots. We’ve found the robots to be easy to use by a wide range of students and teachers. Students have appreciated the robots’ functionality and I have appreciated how robust and adaptable they are, having used the robots from Y1 (5-year-olds) upwards. I think the price point is exceptional and the adaptability with LEGO bricks is excellent.”

– Myles Webb – Deputy Principal at Auroa Primary School, New Zealand

Support and resources for educators 

Teachers, parents and educators are supported throughout their student’s Edison journey every step of the way with free teaching resources available for each programming language.

Resources include lesson plans, teacher guides, student worksheets, activity sheets, and video tutorials.

With our easy-to-follow Getting started with Edison guide, plus ongoing technical support and a 12-month warranty, Edison makes it easy to bring robotics and programming education into your classroom.