Meet Edison Robot
Meet Edison the super affordable robot for learning and inventing. Edison is Lego compatible, easy to program and has built-in programs that are activated by driving over barcodes.
- Edison is programmed using EdWare, a drag and drop graphical programming language that is easy to learn. EdWare is free and open source and works on Windows, Mac and Linux computers.
- Getting started with Edison is easy. Simply print out some barcodes and drive him across them to activate a range of pre-programmed functions, such as line following, obstacle avoidance and learning standard TV/DVD remote control commands.
- Edison is LEGO® compatible allowing your imagination to run wild!
- Edison can navigate his way around using infrared light sensors to see obstacles to his left or right.
- Drive Edison using a standard TV/DVD remote control. Edison can learn commands from just about any remote control and can drive forward, backward, turn left, turn right, spin left and spin right.
- Edison can follow a line or stay within a boarder using his line tracking sensor.
- Edison can detect fridge intruders or follow a flash light using left and right light sensors.
- Two or more Edisons can communicate using infrared light. Robot swarm anyone!?
- Edison can play beeps and musical tunes.
- Edison can respond to clapping and other loud sounds.
- Edison is driven by two wheels that give him full manoeuvrability. Each wheel can drive forwards and backwards at a wide range of speeds.
- Edison has two red LED lights at the front.
- With just three buttons Edison is easy to control. To start a program press triangle, to stop it press square, to download a new program press the circle once or to read a barcode press circle twice.
Sensors and inputs
- Obstacle detection: Infrared using 2 IR LEDs (front left and right) and IR receiver module (doubles as IR receiver)
- Remote control: IR receiver module (38kHz) Edison can learn IR codes from most standard TV/DVD remote controls
- Infrared data comms: IR receiver module (double as obstacle detection sensor and IR remote receiver)
- Line tracker: Red LED and phototransistor (doubles as barcode reader and programming port)
- Light sensors: 2 phototransistors (front left and right)
- Sound sensor: Piezo transducer (doubles as sounder)
- Drive: Differential drive system
- Infrared data comms: 2 infrared LEDs (double as obstacle detection sensor)
- Sound: Piezo buzzer (doubles as sound sensor)
- Lights: 2 red LEDs (Front left and right)
- Freescale 8-bit MC9S08PA8VLC
- Battery: 4 x AAA (UM 4)