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Microbric offers resources that help educators teach STEAM through exciting and engaging hardware paired with intuitive software. Though Microbric has multiple product lines, STEMfinity offer's their most popular line, the Edison Robot!
The Story Behind the Edison Robot
Edison successfully launched in mid 2014 on crowd funding website, Kickstarter, by raising over $100,000 in the 30 day campaign.
Edison is the result of a genuine passion for innovation and new creations. Microbric’s vision is to share electronics, robotics and programming with as many people as possible. Their technology is designed to provide users with an opportunity to experiment and have fun, while challenging their knowledge, innovativeness and imagination, without the need for expensive tools.
Microbric's educational robots are clean, safe, reusable, expandable and robust and provide users with a range of combinations, and possibilities.
Edison is a programmable robot designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for students from 4 to 16 years of age.
Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Coding Education
Edison helps deliver meaningful computational thinking, computer programming and 21st-century education in an engaging, hands-on way.
Designed for the classroom environment, Edison robots are durable, have no loose parts to manage, and thanks to their compact size, are easy to store. Edison works right out of the box, fully pre-built with all sensors ready to use. There’s no software to install or manage, making it easy to use Edison with different device types and platforms, including laptops, Chromebooks and tablets.
Coding Education for All Ages and Skill Levels
Edison’s robotic capabilities can be unlocked with ease through simple barcode programs. Children as young as four years old can begin to explore coding and robotics using the unique barcodes to activate pre-set programs.
Students can then progress through three different programming languages as their skills increase, working from icon-based drag-and-drop coding, through block-based coding and on to text-based programming.
STEM Education to Get Excited About
Edison robots are a complete STEAM teaching resource designed to bring coding to life. Thanks to Edison’s expandable robotics system, which works with the EdCreate construction kit and any other LEGO brick compatible building system, the robots can be used as the programmable base for an incredible assortment of engineering and STEM projects.
Tap into the full flexibility of Edison through a wide variety of student activities and design challenges which open up opportunities for students to explore a range of skills across maths, science, critical thinking, engineering, design thinking and more.
Support and Resources for Educators
Teachers, instructors and educators are supported throughout their student’s Edison journey every step of the way with free teaching resources available for each programming language and the EdCreate engineering projects.
Resources include lesson plans, teacher guides, student worksheets, activity sheets and video tutorials.
With their easy-to-follow Getting started with Edison guide, plus ongoing technical support, a global network of professional development trainers, and a 12-month warranty, Edison makes it easy to bring robotics and programming education into your classroom.