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Want to blow your student’s minds with educational robotics and see levels of learning and engagement that are off the charts? Look no further…
Teaching robotics can’t get any better…
FREE programming apps for PC, Mac, iOS, Android and Chrome
Easy to use
Six pre-programmed robot activities set by barcodes
Works with LEGO®* Compatible bricks
Modular and easily expandable with LEGO®* Compatible bricks
Robotics lesson plans
10 FREE robotics lesson plans with worksheets and activity sheets
Built to last
Tough enough to be driven over by a car – See our video for proof!
Edison can sense and control the world
Edison is well equipped with sensors and actuators for teaching educational robotics.
Lights, sound and action
Multifunction line tracking sensor
Edison’s line tracking sensor has three functions:
Works with LEGO®* Compatible bricks
Edison has been designed as a modular robotics system that is easily expandable using LEGO®* Compatible bricks.
Edison has studs across the top, bottom and sides that work with LEGO®* Compatible pieces. The wheels can be removed and LEGO®* Compatible cross axles can be inserted to create new inventions.
Two or more Edisons can be connected together. For example, to create a digger out of LEGO®* Compatible bricks, where the bottom Edison becomes the wheel driving mechanism and the top Edison controls the bucket tipper.
New inventions are only limited by your student’s imagination!
10 Educational Robotics Lesson Plans
Getting your class started with the educational robotics is easy with these 10 FREE Educational Robotics Lesson Plans.
The complete document is 66 pages and includes 36 student Worksheets, 5 Activity sheets, a student achievement chart and a student award certificate. The worksheets and activity sheets allow students to study independently and learn at their own pace.
10 Educational Robotics Plans
Lesson 1: Get familiar and set up
Educational Robotics Programming Software
Edison can be programmed from a growing number of FREE software applications.
EdWare – Graphical based robot programming software
EdWare is graphical programming software that makes teaching educational robotics a breeze! Using drag and drop graphical icons robot programming is easy to learn and great fun! EdWare is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS (iPad) and Android. EdWare is FREE to download or use online.
This easy to use drag and drop graphical programming language uses CONTROL, READ, DATA and FLOW instructions that are linked together in a logical flowchart style.
Advanced programming is just a mouse click away – up to 5,000 command icons can be used in a single program (Edison V2.0). Sophisticated programs using 16-bit maths and event interrupts can also control one Edison, or several Edisons operating together.
Programs are downloaded using the supplied EdComm cable. The EdComm cable connects to the headphone jack of your computer or tablet and uses a stream of pulse encoded audio to program Edison.
EdPy – Python based robot programming software
EdPy makes text-based programming fun, as students can see their code come to life in their Edison robot.
Python is easy to learn, has high readability and is very popular. The popularity of Python can’t be underestimated. With Python, students are learning a real life programming language, and they can apply what they learn as part of a professional career.
The EdPy programming environment has a range of features that help students to learn texted-based programming. These include:
EdPy is a FREE web and Chrome app (coming soon). Check it out here www.edpyapp.com
EdBlocks – Graphical based robot programming software for junior primary students (coming soon)
EdBlocks makes programming super easy for younger students with drag and drop graphical icons that click into place.
Using a single programming block a student can program Edison to follow a line, drive for a set time or send a message to another Edison.
EdBlocks is based on a convergence of Scratch and Blockly by MIT and Google. The release of EdBlocks is expected in the first half of 2017 and will be a FREE web app.
Simple downloading from any device with the EdComm cable
Each Edison comes with an EdComm cable for downloading programs into Edison.
The EdComm cable is simple to set up as it doesn’t require any driver software to be installed and is compatible with any device that has a headphone jack. This allows Edison to be programmed from devices that don’t have USB ports, such as iPads.
More free educational robotics resources available for download
There are three FREE to download EdBooks that introduce educational robotics. Each EdBook is fully illustrated and takes students through the three main concepts of controlling, programming and building robots. In addition, an A1 size educational robotics activity mat is free to download.
EdBook1 Your EdVenture into Educational Robotics – You’re a controller
Educational robotics with Edison, and no programming required! Edison can read special barcodes in the book that activate pre-programmed features, such as line following, obstacle avoidance, sumo wrestling and much more.
EdBook2 Your EdVenture into Educational Robotics – You’re a Programmer
Students learn even more about robotics by programming Edison themselves! They learn how to write their own robot controlling programs using EdWare’s easy to use drag and drop graphical programming software.
EdBook3 Your EdVenture into Educational Robotics – You’re a Builder
Get building with your Edisons and the LEGO®* Compatible Compact Tracked Loader. Learn how to combine two Edison robots to build larger robots and inventions using LEGO®* Compatible bricks.
EdMat educational robotics activity mat
The EdMat is an A1 size (59cm x 84cm) (23.2in x 33.1in) educational robotics activity mat that can be printed at your local print shop.
The EdMat has 6 barcodes that activate Edison’s pre-programmed features and a track for Edison to follow. The track can also be used for ‘bounce in borders’ and ‘sumo wrestling’. There are two versions colour and black and white.
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The team at Pakronics is very helpful and they provide genuine advice of the products.
I would like to be able to test code on computer screen before downloading to Edison robot
Great way to learn coding