Meet Edison

We’ve got a new friend in our home. He’s kinda small, doesn’t really talk back (but could sing you a tune!), and does whatever you tell him to do (except he probably won’t clean your bedroom for you. *wink*). Meet Edison – the affordable, LEGO compatible and programmable robot that will make learning about programming easy and FUN! Edison V2.0 Robot is not cheaply made and has been built to last which is what we need in our houseful of kids! 😉

Our 10 year old son has had the most fun with the Edisons since they arrived. He’s gone through all of the free downloadable books that are provided by Edisons’ creators and he’s figured out how to make Edison do all kinds of neat stuff. One of our favorites is when the lights are turned out and Edison Robot follows a light from a flashlight around the room. My son and his friend love to build LEGO Robots out of their Edison’s and then have ‘robot battles’ with them to see which one can knock the most Lego pieces off the other ones robot….makes from some exciting times on the kitchen floor! 😉

There’s lots of great features about the Edison. Check out a few of them below….

~ 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! 😉

~ 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. Edison is a fabulous way to get kids excited about programming and the downloadable worksheets and books allow students to study independently and learn at their own pace.

We did have some difficulties with two of the Edisons we received…they quit working, but the company quickly replaced both of them and gave a detailed explanation of what went wrong and how they’ve worked hard to remedy that problem and are planning to avoid it in the future. It is obvious that the creators stand behind their product and believe in it! 🙂 Now we’ve got our Edison’s working and ready to go and are looking forward to plenty more days of learning to program these fun little educational robots!

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Wow, Edison sounds like a lot of fun I’ll bet even my adult sons (both into IT) would love to have this. 🙂

  2. Cool! What a great way to learn while having fun at the same time!

  3. Lynda Cook says:

    Sounds like a great fun way to play and learn and discover all at once!!

  4. kathy downey says:

    I love when learning and fun combines

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