EDIBOT - 1 unit
Grades: 3 - 12
Now more than ever, STEM education is high priority. Introducing STEM early
plays a key role in cognitive development and capabilities in these subjects later
in life. Much of math and science instruction in schools is abstract and theoretical,
and half the job of a teacher is to engage kids in learning these abstract
and complex STEM subjects. For kids, robots are the stuff of the future and
science fiction, they are drawn to them and best of all, they’re not just learning
about robotics, they are learning engineering, math, programming and general
science concepts such as sensors. These LEGO® compatible educational
robots are clean, safe, reusable, expandable and robust, providing students
across all grade levels, with a range of combinations, and possibilities. Along
Edison’s face are Lego-compatible plates that allow the Edison robots to be
scaled up into sophisticated creations, or even combined and doubled up for a
more complicated system. Each Edison robot features a host of sensors and
can be programmed using a growing number of FREE software applications:
• EdBlocks – a fully graphical robot programming language that is super
easy to use. A drag-and-drop block-based system, EdBlocks is intuitive and
fun, even for younger users. Perfect for introducing anyone to programming,
EdBlocks is ideal for students aged 8 to 12 years old.
• EdWare – a hybrid graphical robot programming software (similar to Scratch),
combines drag-and-drop graphical icons with increased functionality from textbased
entry, making programming fun and easy to learn!
• EdPy – the easy to learn, high readability and very popular Python programming
language. EdPy teaches a real life programming language and makes
text-based programming fun and easy!
Each programmable Edison robot interacts with the world via infra-red (IR)
transmitters and receivers, line tracking, barcode reading, playing sounds and
music, plus sound detection. It’s also equipped with two motors with variable
speeds, left and right red LED lights and three control buttons. One Edison can communicate with another over IR, with the units also able to be programmed by and controlled with TV and DVD remotes. Programmable–Multiple FREE programming languages, graphical & text based LEGO® compatible–Modular and easily expandable
Easy to use–With many pre-programmed functions activated by included barcode cards Remote control–Learns commands from TV/DVD remote controls. Built to last–rugged & tough, can withstand a car driving over it & still function!
Simple download from any device with EdComm cable.
Includes 10 FREE Educational robotics lesson plans.
Each bot is powered by a set of 4 AAA batteries (sold separately).