Edison Resources

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Edison Instructions

Edison Lesson Plans

Edison Barcodes

Edison can read barcodes that tell him what to do.

Edison is preprogramed to be able to:

  • Clap Controlled Driving
  • Avoid Obstacles
  • Follow a torch/flashlight
  • Line Tracking
  • Bounce in Borders
  • Sumo Wrestle
  • Calibrate Obstacle Detection
  • Learn (TV/DVD) IR Remote (Forward, Back, Spin Right, Spin Left, Turn Right, Turn Left, Beep, Music)

 

To read a barcode:

  1. Place Edison in front of the barcode (on the arrow)
  2. Press the round record button three times
  3. Edison will drive forward and try to read the code
  4. If you hear a "happy" beep (low note - high note) he read it
  5. If you hear an "unhappy" beep (high note - low note) try again
  6. Press triangle play button

Detailed instructions with each barcode can be downloaded here:

 

If you are ready to go and just want all the barcodes:

Edison Barcodes (PDF 1 page)
Edison Remote Control Barcodes (PDF 1 page)

Do not laminate - Edison may have a more difficult time reading laminated barcodes.

Edison Mat

The Edison Mat is great for playing and testing out Edison's programs on.
The mat is approximately 850mm x 600mm

Edison Mat
Download the A1 Print-at-OfficeWorks Color version. (PDF)

 

Edison Mat BW
Download the A1 Print-at-OfficeWorks Black & White version. (PDF)

 

Edison Mat A4
Download the A4 Print-at-home Tape-it-together version of the mat. (PDF 9 Pages)

Do not laminate - Edison may have a more difficult time reading laminated barcodes.

Edison Software

EdWareReady to program Edison to do amazing things?
Download EdWare for any device you want:

*Edison requires an active internet connection to program him.

If downloading to a Mac:
-Right-click (or control-click) the application in question and choose "Open"
-Click the "Open" button at the next dialog warning to launch the app anyway