At Sphero, they believe play is a powerful teacher. In an effort to make something fun that is portable, simple, and controlled by a smart phone, they came up with a teachable robotic ball they named Sphero. This app-enabled ball lets kids play, learn, and explore. They can learn to program with their free SPRK (Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids) program lessons. And now, the popular Sphero SPRK Edition robotic ball is back in stock.
While the toy is fun first, Sphero’s SPRK app program was created to harness the power of learning and creativity that many early adopters found in the robotic ball. While kids are having fun, they are learning the complex principles of computer programming, math, and science and applying them to physical world.
The SPRK app experience lets you give your robot orders with visual blocks representing code (their own C-based language called OVAL). Kids will immediately see the connection between the program they created and how the guts of the Sphero work and react. Sphero SPRK Edition inspires a love of robotics, coding, and STEM principles.
You can customize your Sphero with the Orbotix Nubby Cover to shield it against the elements while providing unbeatable traction for all types of terrain. Choose from over 30 apps and launch a whole new world of gameplay. The result is limitless possibilities for new types of connected play that meld the virtual and real worlds for a fun gaming experience.
Sphero SPRK Edition is sold in select stores and online at Amazon and Sphero.com for $129.99. Orbotix Nubby Covers are also available for $14.99.