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Meet Edison – the super affordable, programmable robot. Your stepping stone into the exciting world of science and technology!
Have you ever wanted to get into robotics, but found it too difficult or expensive?
Affordable – Less than $40 each and less than $30 each for a full class set
Programmable – Free open source graphical programming software
LEGO® compatible – Modular and easily expandable
Easy to use – Has many pre-programmed functions activated by barcodes
Remote control – Learns commands from TV/DVD remote controls
Suitable for all ages – From 5 to 95
Built to last – Yes, the car scene in the video is real!
…so what will you invent?
Once we reach our funding target of $20,000 we will be looking at creating exciting ‘extras’ so that can you can get the most out of your Edison.
Stretch Goal 1 – $30,000 (achieved!)
A full colour illustrated EdBook1 – Your EdVenture into Robotics – containing 10 EdWare programs and a very useful guide on how to connect your Edisons together and have them communicate as an integrated robotics system. This EdBook1(in PDF format) will be made available for FREE download from meetedison,com.
Stretch Goal 2 – $40,000 (achieved!!)
A set of 10 lesson plans for teachers that takes students through a step-by-step process for programming Edison with EdWare, towards achieving key educational objectives and outcomes. Each lesson plan will include example programs, Edison tasks and student challenges – some individual and others team based.
Stretch Goal 3 – $50,000 (achieved!!!)
A special version of EdWare for Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It is a very capable small computer which can be used for electronics projects and costs approximately $50. Now that really is low cost robotics!
Stretch Goal 4 – $100,000
An EdWare app for the Apple iPad. Program Edison using an iPad, with the supplied EdComm cable, that plugs into the headphone socket. This EdWare app will be free to download. Mobile AND low cost robotics is about to become a reality!
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