EdDigger

Location:
Great Barr Community Hub
3 Vicarage Rise
Great Barr
Birmingham
B43 7AQ

Cost: £20.00

When:
1st Saturday of the Month

Level:
This is an intermediate class.

Robotics Club - Intermediate

Build, Create and Invent

Having completed our Introductory Robotics programmes you’re now ready to be challenged with our Intermediate Robotics programme. Introducing the EdCreate building system, a construction system consisting of over 100 interlocking building blocks, pegs, gears and parts. Designed to work with the Edison robot, EdCreate helps students’ to take their engineering and programming skills to the next level.

The EdBuild projects require progressive levels of coding capabilities (EdWare & EdPy), making them a perfect addition to the Edison programming and robotics curriculum.

EdWare

EdWare is a hybrid graphical robot programming language that combines the ease of drag-and-drop icons with increased functionality from text-based entry. The result is a robot programming language that is easy to learn and offers a robust next-step in coding education.

EdPy

EdPy is a highly versatile text-based programming language based on Python. EdPy makes text-based programming fun by letting students see their code come to life in their Edison robot. With EdPy, students are learning the core of a real programming language and are able to take their exploration of robotics and coding to a more advanced level.

The EdCreate system can be used with Edison robots to complete five EdBuild projects:

EdTank

EdTank

The basic EdTank using one Edison robot which can be programmed to drive forwards, backwards and spin right or left using barcodes and a TV or DVD remote control. The complete EdTank includes a second Edison robot which controls the firing of the rubber band cannon.

Difficulty Rating1 - 5
Skills - Barcodes and remote control1 - 5
Recommended age8 +

EdDigger

EdDigger

The EdDigger is a remote-controlled excavator, or digger, with a scoop that you can drive around (forwards, backwards and spin right or left). The digger scoop of the EdDigger can lift or lower and can carry small objects, such as parts from the EdCreate kit.

Difficulty Rating1 - 5
Skills - Barcodes and remote control1 - 5
Recommended age8 +

EdRoboClaw

EdClaw

The EdRoboClaw is a remote-controlled articulated robotic arm, which can be programmed using the barcodes in this guide and controlled with a standard TV or DVD remote control. You will be able to drive the EdRoboClaw forwards, backwards and spin it right or left. You will also be able to open and close the claw to pick up and carry an object, such as one of the EdCreate beams.

Difficulty Rating1 - 5
Skills - Barcodes and remote control1 - 5
Recommended age8 +

EdCrane

The EdCrane is a remote-controlled crane with a magnetic hook which you can raise and lower. The magnetic hook of the EdCrane can lift or lower small ferrous-metal objects, such as metal paper clips or small screws, as well as the metal peg from the EdCreate kit. The metal peg can be attached to one of the parts from the EdCreate kit, such as a 3-hole beam, and used with the magnetic hook.

Difficulty Rating1 - 5
Skills - Barcodes and remote control1 - 5
Skills - EdWare OR EdPy1 - 5
Recommended age10 +

EdPrinter

Ed Printer

The EdPrinter is a pen plotter which is run using two Edison robots programmed using EdPy. By attaching a writing utensil, such as a felt-tip pen, inserting paper into the base of the EdPrinter, and using a set of basic functions in EdPy, the EdPrinter can be programmed to create a range of different shapes.

Difficulty Rating1 - 5
Skills - Barcodes and remote control1 - 5
Skills - EdPy1 - 5
Recommended age12 +
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