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This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.
Description: Replacement: None. We are no longer carrying the Sphero in our catalog. This page is for reference only.
Sphero is our favorite robotic ball gaming system! It’s also the first ever robotic ball gaming system! This is one seriously cool robotic toy. Simply pair it with your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone and you’ll be driving this little illuminated sphere all over your home, office, busy street… okay maybe not a busy street.
Not only is the Sphero an awesome remote-control robot, it’s also a controller. By picking up the Sphero and tilting, turning and pointing it, you can control on-screen gameplay! Besides its obvious spherical awesomeness, the real magic behind Sphero is the ever growing library of Apps that let you do everything from just driving the ball around (plenty of fun) to multiplayer games, mixed-reality games, and on-screen gaming using the sphero as a controller.
But the Sphero isn’t limited by its current collection of Apps, if you’re tech-savvy then why not download the Sphero SDK and create your own Sphero Apps? Even if you’re not a master programmer, apps like MacroLab make programming the Sphero fun and simple. If you’re more of a hands-on hacker, why not make some sweet Sphero accessories: ramps, obstacle courses, Sphero-based vehicles, there are a ton of possibilities.
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