Resources

These free, downloadable resources can help you get the most out of EdCreate.

Teaching Guide

The EdCreate teacher’s guide complements the EdCreate EdBuilds and EdChallenges, providing teachers and instructors with:

  • supplementary supporting information about the EdBuilds,
  • activity extension ideas,
  • programming projects, and
  • further information on using EdCreate in the classroom environment.  

Download the teacher’s guide to EdCreate

 

EdBuild - EdTank

The EdTank is actually two builds in one: the basic EdTank and the complete EdTank with rubber band cannon.

The basic EdTank uses 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 rating: 1 [EdTank (basic)]  2 [EdTank (complete)]
  • Recommended age: 8+ 
  • Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control

Download the EdTank build instructions

EdBuild - 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 rating: 2
  • Recommended age: 8+ 
  • Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control

Download the EdDigger build instructions

EdBuild - EdRoboClaw

The EdRoboClaw is a remote-controlled articulated robotic arm. 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 rating: 3
  • Recommended age: 8+ 
  • Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control

Download the EdRoboClaw build instructions

EdBuild - 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 rating: 4
  • Recommended age: 10+ 
  • Programming skills needed: Barcodes and remote control AND EdWare OR EdPy

Download the EdCrane build instructions

EdBuild - EdPrinter

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 rating: 5
  • Recommended age: 12+ 
  • Programming skills needed: EdPy

Download the EdPrinter build instructions

EdCreate EdChallenges

Spark your student’s imaginations! These free-form challenges are open-ended engineering design projects perfect for getting students to think creatively, be resourceful and inventive. The EdCreate EdChallenges are designed to encourage creative problem solving, exploration, and the tangible application of learned skills.

All of the EdCreate EdChallenges require the use of an Edison robot. Any of the components included in the EdCreate creator’s kit, as well as additional Edison robots and any other materials selected by students, may also be used.

Download the EdCreate EdChallenges set


EdCreate resources - complete set

The complete set of EdCreate resources contains the following PDFs:

Download the complete set of EdCreate resources