LESSONS, MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS, ALL FREE.

Introducing students to coding and robotics for the first time? Working with students aged 7+ years old? Looking for a fully graphical programming language?

EdBlocks is perfect for introducing anyone to programming, and the EdBlocks teaching resources are ideal for students aged 7 to 10 years old.

EdBlock

Need a programming language that is easy to learn but still offers a robust platform for computer science education? Working with students aged 10+ years old? Looking for a way to make the transition to using more complex programming structures approachable even with no prior coding experience?

EdScratch combines the ease of drag-and-drop programming with powerful functionality and versatility, perfect for developing solid computer science fundamentals.

EdScratch

Ready to introduce students to text-based programming? Looking for a way to introduce Python? Already teaching Python and need a way to make it more accessible to your students?

EdPy, based on the popular computer programming language Python, is a highly versatile text-based programming language for the Edison robot.

EdPy

Looking to promote creative problem-solving? Need a way to give students experience finding STEM applications to real-world scenarios? Searching for extra programming projects to complement the Edison programming and robotics curriculum?

The EdCreate Edison robot creator’s kit is a 5-in-1 expansion pack construction system is designed to work with the Edison robot. EdCreate enriches students’ STEM education experience through a wide range of engineering, design and programming challenges.

EdCreate

Get in touch with interactive engineering, design and programming challenges.

The Edison robot creator kit can be used with Edison robots to complete five different EdBuild projects. Each EdBuild includes step-by-step instructions for building and scheduling your creation.

5 Build Projects with Edison and EdCreate

Learn about robotics with Edison, no need for coding!

EdBook1 is a great place to start with Edison. Edison robotics features can be easily unlocked through simple barcode programs included in this activity book. Examine the book with your Edison robot by reading the included special barcodes that activate preprogrammed features like line tracking, obstacle prevention, sumo wrestling and more!

EdBook1

The EdMat is an A1 (59cm x 84cm) robotic activity mat (23.2in x 33.1in) that can be printed on your local chart.

Perfect for starting with Edison and for continuous use as a test rug for all your creations and Edison programs, the free EdMat for download is designed to make the activities of the running robot simple to set up and great fun.

EdMat includes six bar codes that activate pre-installed programs, including 'follow a torch', 'line tracking' and 'sumo wrestle'. Instructions that explain how to scan barcodes and useful tips on running each program (such as always starting Edison on a white surface) are included in EdMat. Using EdMats in the classroom makes it easy to set up "robot testing stations" for students to try out their programs.

The EdMat can be laminated to protect it, but if you laminate, be sure to select a matte finish. A glossy lamination on the EdMat will disturb the Edison sensor and may cause errors, so the EdMat should be laminated with a matte finish laminate.

EdMat (Colour)

The EdMat is an A1 (59cm x 84cm) robotic activity mat (23.2in x 33.1in) that can be printed on your local chart.

Perfect for starting with Edison and for continuous use as a test rug for all your creations and Edison programs, the free EdMat for download is designed to make the activities of the running robot simple to set up and great fun.

EdMat includes six bar codes that activate pre-installed programs, including 'follow a torch', 'line tracking' and 'sumo wrestle'. Instructions that explain how to scan barcodes and useful tips on running each program (such as always starting Edison on a white surface) are included in EdMat. Using EdMats in the classroom makes it easy to set up "robot testing stations" for students to try out their programs.

The EdMat can be laminated to protect it, but if you laminate, be sure to select a matte finish. A glossy lamination on the EdMat will disturb the Edison sensor and may cause errors, so the EdMat should be laminated with a matte finish laminate.

EdMat (Black-and-White)

The Edison robot barcode activity book is the perfect way to get started with barcodes.

Explore Edison's robotics capabilities with ease through the simple barcode programs included in this activity book. Examine the book and ask your Edison robot to read the included special barcodes that activate preprogrammed features like line tracking, avoiding obstacles, sumo wrestling and more!

Barcode activity book

Different barcodes are used for different things, from running predefined programs with Edison to pairing the robot to working together with one of the robotic programming languages ​​and a TV or DVD remote control. The complete set includes all preset program bar codes, remote control bar codes, programmable TV / DVD barcodes, and calibration bar codes.

 

To read a bar code with Edison:

1. Place Edison in front of the barcode on the right side of the barcode. Always make sure that the removable wheels are docked in the Edison and start the robot on a white surface next to the bar code, not directly on the barcode.
2. Press the record button (round) three times.
3. Wait while Edison advances and scans the barcode. The robot will stop after successfully scanning the barcode and will make the sound of success.

Barcode list

The EdTank is actually two builds in one: the basic EdTank and the complete EdTank with rubber band cannon.

The basic EdTank uses one Edison robot which can be programmed to drive forwards, backwards and spin right or left using barcodes and a TV or DVD remote control. The complete EdTank includes a second Edison robot which controls the firing of the rubber band cannon.

Difficulty rating: 1 [EdTank (basic)]  2 [EdTank (complete)]

Recommended age: 8+ 

Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control

EdTank

The EdDigger is a remote-controlled excavator, or digger, with a scoop that you can drive around (forwards, backwards and spin right or left). The digger scoop of the EdDigger can lift or lower and can carry small objects, such as parts from the EdCreate kit.

Difficulty rating: 2

Recommended age: 8+ 

Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control

EdDigger

The EdRoboClaw is a remote-controlled articulated robotic arm. You will be able to drive the EdRoboClaw forwards, backwards and spin it right or left. You will also be able to open and close the claw to pick up and carry an object, such as one of the EdCreate beams. 

 

Difficulty rating: 3

Recommended age: 8+ 

Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control

EdRoboClaw

The EdCrane is a remote-controlled crane with a magnetic hook which you can raise and lower. The magnetic hook of the EdCrane can lift or lower small ferrous-metal objects, such as metal paper clips or small screws, as well as the metal peg from the EdCreate kit. The metal peg can be attached to one of the parts from the EdCreate kit, such as a 3-hole beam, and used with the magnetic hook. 

 

Difficulty rating: 4

Recommended age: 10+ 

Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control AND EdScratch OR EdPy

EdCrane

The EdPrinter is a pen plotter which is run using two Edison robots programmed using EdPy. By attaching a writing utensil, such as a felt-tip pen, inserting paper into the base of the EdPrinter, and using a set of basic functions in EdPy, the EdPrinter can be programmed to create a range of different shapes. 

 

Difficulty rating: 5

Recommended age: 12+ 

Programming skills needed: EdPy

EdPrinter

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