Edison is a STEM robot that comes ready to go but is also a build kit because Edison is compatible with Lego bricks which makes it possible to customize and build your own robot designs
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This robot can also be programmed using barcodes (with Python) which is suitable for more experienced coders.
Microbricand the company behind this robot has made robots for use in schools since 2004.
Materials in Swedish:
- https://codekid.se/edison-v20-programmerbar-robot-nu-i-sverige – product info in Swedish
- https://shop.textalk.se/shop/ws52/75652/files/Instruktioner_Edison_Robot/EdBlocks%20l%C3%A4rarhandledning.pdf – teachers manual in Swedish
Website in Polish:
Materials in Estonian:
- One robot (EdPack 1) 49.00 $
- Two robots (STEM starter pack) 114,00 $
- 10 pack (EdPack10) 369,00 $.
The company is based in Australia but they ship worldwide and there are resellers in Europe like RoboShop https://www.robotshop.com/eu
Software is free of charge and teaching materials (lessons and worksheets) are open sourced and licensed under Creative Commons.
Info for teachers:
- Age 6+
- Beginners, intermediate, advanced level
The Edison developers have on their homepage available for download lessons and other teaching material for programming the robot. Language support for their materials are in English, Swedish, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Greek, French, Estonian, Czech and many more.
Edison has great language support mainly because they have a community of users devoted to translating and producing lessons for Edison.
Math, science, motion physics, design.
Edison is a STEM robot that comes ready to go but is also a build kit because Edison is compatible with Lego bricks which makes it possible to customize and build your own robot designs. With the Edison kit as the base and then extend it with lego almost as far as your imagination takes you.
- Block coding using Edison’s own apps EdScratch and EdBlocks which are very similar to the standard version of Scratch.
- Text coding using EdPy witch is coding in Python