Educational Robotics Controller
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Our Vision

Simply. Robotics.

Open Source

All components of the Hedgehog Controller are available as open source and open hardware. Check out our GitHub Organization!


Simple for beginners, powerful for pros. The controller is designed to be suitable for K-12 students as well as advanced hobbyists and even in research and industry.


We want to make Robotics accessible for everyone to promote STEM fields and research projects.

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May the 10th, 2017

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Hedgehog provides you with the tools you need, no matter if your usecase is simple or complex.

Web-based IDE

No installation required. All operating systems.

Visual Programming

Integrated Blockly environment. Create programs without coding.

Textual Programming

Write code in Python 3. Powerful yet beginner friendly.

Plug & Play

Use many common motors and sensors including cameras.

Internet of Things

Use the broad range of IoT software for Raspberry Pi.

Customize it!

Enjoy the freedom of open software and hardware.


Progress requires research and persistence.

  • 2012

    An Idea is Born

    The vision of a low-cost educational robotics controller was born. First, Android smartphones were used as processing unit. In July 2012 the first version of the controller was presented.

  • 2012-2013

    Smartphone-controlled Robots!

    The second revision of the controller was based on a box design, with a clear distinction between low-level and high-level control. The IDE was still app-based.

  • 2013-2015

    New Concept, New Outfit!

    After some changes in the controller's architecture, the former AndriX controller was renamed to Hedgehog. Not only did we have a major name and concept change, but launched a Kickstarter that unfortunately was not backed.

  • 2015-2017

    Web-based IDE

    From the lessons learned, we switched to a web-based IDE including visual programming. No app is required, the IDE runs directly on the controller. This also enables real-time collaboration and version control on PC, smartphone or tablet! And it is more powerful and even smaller than ever before.

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Our Team

Passionate. Determined. Competent.

Dr. Gottfried Koppensteiner

Project Manager

Clemens Koza

Lead Developer

Martin Wolff

Electronics Developer

Daniel Frank

Electronics Developer

Markus Klein

Software Developer

Martin Krammer

Lead Designer

It's probably not best practice to blow one's own horn, but this team is really the most amazing team I've ever worked with. We just finished a week of ECER conference, with everyone spending 18h+ per day, working passionate and committed for the cause of educational robotics. Since this is my last day of working for PRIA, I just wanted to say thank you! Team PRIA, you're awesome, it was a pleasure for me to have you in my life as working colleagues and friends. I wish you all the best for the future and I will always keep you in my mind in my mission of protecting the environment.
– For the oceans, Reinhard.


Download the newest release of the Hedgehog IDE.

🚀 Visit us on GitHub/PRIArobotics/hedgehog-ide 🚀

Version 1.0.1
hedgehog-ide-1.0.1 (latest release)
Version 1.0.0


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