Robot Edison is an easy-to-program robot for students of all ages and also for both beginner and experienced hobbyists. You can buy a single robot for under $40 and learn computer programming just like other robotics systems which cost much more.
Edison is an effective and affordable way to teach students about robotics, programming and broader STEM lessons. Edison is also Lego compatible, adding a layer of possible creativity for students.
The main features of robot Edison
Edison can follow a flashlight or track a line
Edison is programmed using EdWare, a simple ‘drag and drop’ graphical programming language that uses CONTROL, READ, DATA and FLOW instructions that are linked together in a logical ’flowchart’ style. Edware is available on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
Up to 1000 command icons can be used in a single program. Sophisticated programs using 16-bit maths and event interrupts can also control one Edison, or several Edisons operating together.
EdWare programming for Edison
Programs are downloaded to Edison using the EdComm cable, which plugs into the computer's headphone jack and carries a pulsed audio signal to a high efficiency LED. The LED converts the pulsed audio signal into light that is received by Edison's line tracker phototransistor and loads the program into the processor.