GET SCHOOLED BY A ROBOT
Adam Wilson, co-founder and chief scientist
WHAT IS SPHERO SPRK EDITION, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Sphero creates connected toys that are innovative and programmable. SPRK Edition is our robot designed to inspire a love of robotics, coding, and teach STEM principles for users of all ages. Powered by the Lightning Lab app, users can drive SPRK edition around, complete different activities, and program it to follow specific commands.
We wanted to change the way the world played with their smartphone.
WHY CREATE SPHERO SPRK EDITION?
Smartphones drastically changed the way we communicate. And we thought the time was right for robots to experience the same revolution. We wanted to change the way people learned and played with them. We started with a robotic ball that is controlled from your smartphone, and eventually we hosted a local meet-up group where we taught kids how to code their Sphero. A year later, we had 17 free lessons and a toy that’s fun and makes you smarter. That’s how SPRK began.
In the future, coding will be as important as reading and writing.
Personally, I can’t see myself anywhere other than at the pinnacle of the robotic revolution.
WHAT MAKES SPHERO SPRK EDITION SO COOL?
The app that guides the experience puts the user in control, and it’s super easy. You can start by learning a few basic coding principles, then create your own programs with drag and drop commands, like roll, spin, flip, and color change. And because Spero SPRK updates automatically and is programmable, it will keep improving. Other toys are as good as they’ll get out of the box, but ours will keep getting better over time.
Where do we go from here?
The future is full of fun and innovated technology. Homes are getting smarter, and we want to use technology to design cutting-edge experiences and bring robotics to life. We want to create more emotional products—to take our current products and bring them to life in a whole new way.
WHAT MAKES IT AWESOME
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
- Sphero SPRK Edition
- Inductive charging base
- Genuis kit with a protractor, notebook and pencil
- Quick Start guide to get you rolling problem free
- New Sphero SPRK app + free games available for download in the App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store
- Power Adapter (110V - 240V compatible, USA and International style plugs)