Programming for Sphero Robots
What's new in 5.2.0?
Holy smokes, Sphero BOLT is already getting upgrades!
- Infrared: Added IR broadcasting plus automatic following and evading behaviors so BOLT can get swarmy
- Animations: Added an option to play once or loop animations forever. Also fixed a bug where animations could be deleted when tapping the redo button
What's new in 5.1.0?
Support for the new Sphero BOLT robot is here! Our most advanced app-enabled robotic ball has tons of new features in Sphero Edu, including:
-8x8 LED Matrix: Animation studio, pixel building, and scrolling/static text
-Compass: Use to “Auto-Aim” BOLT or navigate in real-world directions
-Light sensor: Detect and react to the brightness in your environment
-Infrared sensors: Send proximity-based messages to/from BOLTs
-New Sounds: 8-Bit Game, Robot Talk, and Menu categories
-Robot Connection: Choose from a list of nearby bots to simplify classroom use
-Copy blocks from one program to another
**This app will connect to Sphero robots on Chrome OS, but not on Windows or Mac computers.**
Sphero Edu is your hub to create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot.
Sphero Edu is built for makers, learners, educators, and parents. Join the growing community and share your creations to inspire and be inspired. The interactive platform allows you to keep track of your class or group from one easy place. Anyone can save their progress, jump from device to device, and continue the discovery from anywhere. Preparing for the future has never been so fun.
SPHERO EDU FEATURES
PROGRAM YOUR BOT 3 WAYS
Draw - Beginners can draw paths that represent code for their robot to follow.
Blocks - Intermediate coders can use Scratch blocks to learn more advanced logic.
See archive values of the location, accelerometer, gyroscope, velocity, and distance through visual graphs. Export raw data or graphs for custom use.
Program a painting. Navigate a maze. Mimic the solar system. Swim across the water. Have a dance party… The only limit is your imagination.
TAKE A DRIVE
Need a brain break? Go Drive and play.
Review student progress by assigning activities. Evaluate student programs and stay in tune with your class without being behind a computer.
Clever - Clever users can sign in, and class rosters are synced.
Google - Google users can sign in, class rosters are synced, and activities can be assigned into Google Classroom.
Supported Robots: Sphero BOLT, Sphero SPRK+, Sphero SPRK Edition, Sphero 2.0, Sphero Mini, Ollie, BB-8, BB-9E, R2-D2, R2-Q5
Unsupported Robots: Sphero Original, Force Band, Lightning McQueen, Spider-Man
Supported Languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Spanish (Mexico), Spanish (Spain), Swedish
See sphero.com/edu-devices for more compatibility details