Sphero RVR Programmable Robot

Feb 21, 2019

Category: Tech

Mixing robots with digital apps for endless entertainment, Sphero has been flexing its creativity to preserve the imagination of those lucky enough to use their products. Their latest endeavor entitled the Sphere RVR is an all-terrain programmable robot that extends the high-tech toy manufacturer’s streak of excellence.

Although the Sphero RVR looks like a toy, it’s actually a moving base for robotics. The programmable robot houses two infrared sensors and new color-sensing technology used to see bands of color on prompting cards that help the robot navigate. In addition, the Sphere RVR has a light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer. It works with a remote-control Play app and has an integrated programming EDU app, allowing educators, students, hackers, and robot hobbyists to customize the machine. It’s also capable of connecting to Raspberry Pi hardware, Micro: Bit, and Arduino processors and add-ons. To go just about anywhere, the robot has a roll cage and tank-inspired treads, allowing it to power up 45-degree inclines and drive with precision. Back this project now for $199 and expect the robot to drop in October.

Kickstarter: $199

More From Tech

TACS’ New AVL II Dark Metal Is A Camera-Inspired Time-Keeping Marvel

Photography meets horology in this handsome timepiece.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Partner
Featured Image

Katsu’s Flying Drone Can Paint Wall-Sized Murals Semi-Autonomously

Allowing for artistic expression hundreds of feet in the air.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2019

Featured Image

An Original Apple Macintosh Prototype Valued At $180K Is Headed To Auction

One of two "Twiggy" drive examples in existence.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2019

Featured Image

The 15 Best Tech Gifts Under $50

A slew of reliable tech items that won't break the bank.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2019

Featured Image

Huawei & Devialet Join Forces For A Beautiful Hi-Fi Smart Speaker

Gorgeously rendered and packed with high-tech features.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2019