It goes without saying that you can build all kinds of fun things with Intel Edison. MikeArduino’s Basketball Robot is quite interesting though. This is a simple robot you can control from your smartphone. The guide shows you how to use Intel Edison to build sophisticated robots. By the time you are done with this project, you will know a thing or two about Node.js as well:
You will need an Intel Edison with Mini Breakout Kit, 2 micro servo motors, batteries, and a few other parts to get started. The instructions are available here.