Wednesday, November 25, 2015
We belong to a homeschool science club. It's like a giant library of educational science gear and DVD's. We choose what set we would like to borrow for the term. It's a great way to explore cool stuff without the huge outlay of buying it. Jed chose the theme of robotics for this term. I have been learning alongside him. We have the Edison robot for another few weeks, and we're going to be sad to see him go. The Edison folks are on a mission to make robotics accessible for everyone and so Edison is the most affordable on the market. We're talking $75 NZ as opposed to the three hundred plus the Lego Mindstorms gear costs. Edison comes with clear, easy to follow directions and once you get the hang of the preprogrammed tricks he gets up to, you can get into programming him yourself.
Edison really is all kinds of awesome. And did I mention Edison is lego compatible? Yup. Very cool. I know. If you're looking for a different kind of gift these holidays, Edison could be it. If I had a tip, it would be to get two, especially if you have two kids or more. Or, like me, you'd like a go too. Plus, then you can battle in the robot arena. You have been warned!