Programming for Sphero Robots
v3.0.5 - Bug fixes for Chrome OS v57 users, but bluetooth can still drop on some Chromebooks with Chrome OS v57 after closing the app. The only way to recover is by restarting your computer. We are working with Google to resolve this issue ASAP. You can avoid the bugs by reverting to Chrome OS v56.
SPRK Lightning Lab is the Sphero app for programming Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot.
Designed to be truly scalable, Lightning Lab beginners can give robots commands by drawing a path in the app for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can utilize the block-based drag and drop interface, while pros can use text programming and write their own code.
Lightning Lab is built for makers, students, instructors, 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.
LIGHTNING LAB FEATURES
PROGRAM YOUR BOT 3 WAYS
Draw - Beginners can give robots commands by drawing a path in the app for their robot to follow.
Blocks - Intermediate coders can utilize the familiar block-based drag and drop interface.
Text - Pros can use text programming and write their own code like a boss. With the Chrome app and your keyboard, text programming is easier than ever.
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. Use your keyboard to Drive your robot.
Review student progress by assigning activities. Evaluate student programs and stay in tune with your class without being behind a computer.
Clever users can sign in, and instructors will have class rosters synced.
Learning is evolving. Get on the ball. Order a SPRK+ robot today at sphero.com.
*Supported Languages: English
**Supported Robots: SPRK+, SPRK Edition, Sphero 2.0, Ollie and BB-8
***Supported Devices: Requires Chrome 50+, but robots will only connect on Chrome OS. We are working hard to support robot connectivity on Windows and Apple computers in the future.