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Sphero SPRK+

The Sphero SPRK is a robotic ball which takes the mechanisms used to control toys such as the BB-8 droid and uses them as a way to teach children and adults the basics of coding.


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General decription:

Sphero Edu app available for download on iOS, Android, Kindle, Mac, Windows, and Chrome.

SPRK+ is just a matter of selecting that particular robot from the list of options (which also includes Sphero 2.0, Sphero Mini, and BB-8) and tapping your phone against the ball. Once it’s connected, the robot will light up and be ready to use. It employs Bluetooth for the connection, and has around a 30m range.

More apps for Sphero

Yes, for example the Chariot Challenge, Bridge Challenge and the Sphero Robotics Challenge.

$129.99 per item

Info for teachers:

For beginners. Children from 6 years old can use it.

Program a painting. Navigate a maze. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party… The only limit is your imagination.


SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play.

Now you can program your Sphero with blocks or text-based code. Kids can learn to program the robot with blocks then evolve to coding with OVAL which, in turn, can help familiarize them with how C, C++, Python, Ruby, and other languages work. However, coding your Sphero with OVAL is not required. OVAL simply provides a path for kids who want to evolve from block programming to other languages.

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