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Curious about robots? Meet Edison, a LEGO-compatible robot that is fun and easy to program. Edison is a coding toy for children aged 4+ with adults’ help. With built in sensors, Edison can be programmed by using pre-loaded barcodes that activate functions like follow lines, avoid obstacles, respond to light and sound, and communicate with other Edison robots. You can program Edison to dance, make music or follow a course.
Edison works with any LEGO brick compatible building system. Bricks can be attached to the top and bottom of the Edison robot and pegs can be attached to the robot’s sides.
Science World is a charitable non-profit and science centre based in Vancouver, BC that engages learners across the province in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math). Through Tech-Up, Science World delivers province-wide programs that include coding, computational thinking, and digital skills. With an emphasis on “coding to learn,” our Tech-Up team provide learners with the skills they need for STEAM courses in higher education.
Here are some book ideas to help you explore coding.
Here are some resources and YouTube videos to support your discovery and learning with Edison.
Getting Started with Edison Guide: This PDF includes instructions on how to set up your devices to code the Edison, how to prepare the Edison, instructions to the sensors, buttons, and switches, the different ways to program Edison, and lots of troubleshooting tips
Edison at Home: Whether you are looking for a fun family STEM activity or a pathway for coding education, Edison robots offer at-home educational options for students of any age and skill level!
Hour of Code activities: A variety of activities that are designed to be done in an hour. There is a variety of activities with different difficulties and programming languages
Coding with Edisons: An introduction to the different coding languages you can use to program the Edison.
Barcode Activities: An introduction to the offline coding ability of Edisons to drive over and read barcodes. There is a link to a barcode activity book that can be printed and used.
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