Meet Edison…

The world has changed a LOT in the past 20 years…especially in the world of technology. I remember when people didn’t text…and I’m not even that old. *wink* These days texting is commonplace and learning good computer skills including things such as computer programming and coding will be of utmost important for people to know and understand. That translates into us realizing how important it is for our kids to learn these skills now…while they are young. But the trick is…how do we effectively teach them programming – especially if we do not know much about it ourselves and this is when I want to introduce you to…

…Edison. Edison V2.0 Robot is an affordable, LEGO compatible and programmable robot that will make learning about programming easy and FUN! We haven’t had a chance to try Edison out ourselves yet…but he’s on our way to meet us and we can’t wait to get programming our Edison robot. Edison is a tough little robot too. Although he is affordable, he is not cheaply made and has been built to last which is what we need in our houseful of kids! πŸ˜‰

Edison has many great features, including:

~ it uses the headphone jack rather than the USB port to program. This is because the EdComm cable translates sound into light impulses which are picked up by Edison and translated into code. So Edison is named after Thomas Edison because of its dependence on light. Pretty neat, huh?!

~ The top cover of Edison is transparent. This encourages children to learn about electronic components and their functions.

~ Edison is well equipped with sensors and actuators for teaching educational robotics.

~ It is a modular robotics system that is easily expandable using LEGO – and we have plenty of that around here! πŸ˜‰

~ Two or more Edisons can be connected together to create more ‘in-depth’ projects – such as the LEGO digger pictured below…the top Edison controls the bucket and the bottom Edison controls the driving.

The key thing to note with Edison is that your child’s imagination is the limit to what Edison can do and to what kinds of creations and jobs you’ll be able to come up with for Edison. My son is dreaming of creating a robot that will clean his room for him!! Do you think Edison can do it? πŸ˜‰

Shortly, you’ll have even more programming products to choose from including EdBlocks and Edpy!Β  EdBlocks is a scratch-like programming platform that is perfect for engaging younger learners (ages 5-7) and EdPy will be aimed at the more advanced learners. EdWare (which is the category where Edison robot falls into) is great for kids approximately age 7-9 years.

Edison is a fabulous way to get kids excited about programming and I can’t wait to see our kids take off and start programming our own Edison robots in the weeks and months to come! Psssst! I have a feeling that Edison might make a great last minute gift idea for the little programmers-to-be in your home too! πŸ˜‰

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I watch my 6 yr old grandson play on the computer or the PS4 and am amazed at how good he can do these things – he seems to grasp these things much better and quicker than I can. I’m sure he’d love this.

  2. Coding is also something being offered more and more in schools. It is good as parents to have a grasp what our children are being taught.

  3. This is so cool I bet our daughter would love πŸ™‚

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh wow, this is so cool, it’s amazing what they are coming up with and it’s also amazing at how young the kids are at mastering the technology!!

  5. nicolthepickle says:

    Wow, this is so neat. I can definitely see it be a good gift, and I like that it’s tough.

  6. Jamie hall says:

    This is really cool, nice to hear it’s built to last

  7. Jamie hall says:

    Y

  8. I was born in the 80’s (lol early 80’s), I dont feel old but I also dont remember growing up with all this tech…coding sounds like gibberish but I hear they are exposing it to Elementary kids!

  9. How cool is this! I bet lots of parents would love Edison as much as their kids!

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Edison will be fascinating for young and old alike. I bet if my grandson had something like this his dad wouldn’t be able to keep his hands off! πŸ™‚

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I remember when we got our very first mobile phone – it was massive! Computer, hmm think that was a Commodore 64 for the kids way, way back around 1989. Now-a-days kids grow up with them and are computer literate at an early age.

  12. kathy downey says:

    Edison would be great for all ages

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