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 ======Edison====== ======Edison======
-An Australian based robot which is LEGO compatible, the Edison can be converted into a myriad types of machines with the EdCreate extension pages, LEGO blocks, or whatever you might have lying around! Edison can be coded via its own block-based coding language - EdBlocks, or via barcodes, and can be driven with any infra-red remote control unit.+{{:​digital_literacy:​technology_resources:​edison:​edison.jpg?​nolink |}}An Australian based robot which is LEGO compatible, the Edison can be converted into a myriad types of machines with the EdCreate extension pages, LEGO blocks, or whatever you might have lying around! Edison can be coded via its own block-based coding language - EdBlocks, or via barcodes, and can be driven with any infra-red remote control unit. 
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 +| **Recommended Ages** | Prep to Year 2 to Year 6 (ages 7 to 11) | 
 +| **Product Cost** | Edison robot $60-$80\\ EdCreate Pack $30-$50 | 
 +| **Where to Purchase** | The Edison units can be purchases from STEM and electronic stores such as [[https://​core-electronics.com.au/​|Core Electronics]] or [[https://​www.teaching.com.au/​|Modern Teaching Aids]] ​ | 
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 ====EdCreate Kit==== ====EdCreate Kit====
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 EdCreate can also be used in a wide range of open-ended engineering,​ design and programming challenges. Open-ended projects, including the EdCreate EdChallenges,​ promote creative problem solving and give students opportunities to find STEM applications to real-world scenarios. EdCreate can also be used in a wide range of open-ended engineering,​ design and programming challenges. Open-ended projects, including the EdCreate EdChallenges,​ promote creative problem solving and give students opportunities to find STEM applications to real-world scenarios.
  
-=====Programs===== +====Product Requirements==== 
-[[digital_literacy:​technology_resources:​edison:​edison_lunar_rescue]] ​\\ +  * The Edison uses 4xAAA batteries 
-[[digital_literacy:​technology_resources:​edison:​robo_pets_activity]] ​\\ + 
-\\ +{{section>​digital_literacy:​clippings#​loanable_kits}} 
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 +=====Activities===== 
 +  ​* ​[[digital_literacy:​technology_resources:​edison:​edison_lunar_rescue]] 
 +  ​* ​[[digital_literacy:​technology_resources:​edison:​robo_pets_activity]]
  
 =====Resources===== =====Resources=====
-[[https://​www.youtube.com/​user/​microbric|Video Tutorials]]\\ +  * [[https://​www.youtube.com/​user/​microbric|Video Tutorials]]
  
 =====Tips===== =====Tips=====
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   * Perform a [[https://​meetedison.com/​edison-robot-support/​drive-calibration/​|Drive calibration]] on the unit   * Perform a [[https://​meetedison.com/​edison-robot-support/​drive-calibration/​|Drive calibration]] on the unit
   * The paper may be appear too translucent under the sensor and you may need to put additional blank pieces under the barcodes. This can be the case for paper less than 140gsm.   * The paper may be appear too translucent under the sensor and you may need to put additional blank pieces under the barcodes. This can be the case for paper less than 140gsm.
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 +===Issues with Samsung Tablets==
 +  * Inclusive Communities and some libraries have reported issues when downloading code from the Edison app to the Edison robot when using Samsung and HTC tablets. No fix has been discovered yet.
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 +===Remote Controls===
 +  * To use multiple remote controls at one, you will need to use Universal Remote Controls available at homewares or discount stores for around $10
 +  * Some areas can still pose problems for Universal Remote Controls and Edison Units due to reflective surfaces or low ceiling heights. Activities may need to be modified to only allow 1-2 people to remote an Edison in a short time-limited,​ round robin fashion
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