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Introducing Sphero SPRK Edition

03 Aug 2015

There’s no rule that says learning shouldn't be fun, or that playing can’t be valuable. If there is, we created SPRK to break it. From its beginnings as a local meet-up group where we taught programming, to the introduction of a series of free online lessons and activities, we never imagined it would make such an impact. The community is now thriving with hundreds of thousands of kids shaping their future through fun and discovery. Driven by SPRK’s success, and statistics citing a growing need for coding skills, we knew it was time to take the next step.

Introducing Sphero SPRK Edition

We’re proud to introduce Sphero SPRK Edition. Designed to inspire tomorrow’s inventors and innovators, this new clear-shelled Sphero is accompanied by the release of a brand new app. Create and execute programs with visual blocks representing our own C-based coding language called OVAL, and then immediately see the connection between the program you created and how the guts of your Sphero work. It’s approachable, practical, and most importantly, SPRK is fun.

Introducing Sphero SPRK Edition

While playing, SPRK also sneaks in STEM principles and 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. Kids are immediately engaged by seeing the instant response between the code and their robot. It allows them to think more deeply and generate new ideas for what’s possible between a program, a robot, the physical world, and their imagination. Learning to program is just the beginning – follow @SpheroEdu and get inspired by seeing SPRK creations from kids around the world.

Introducing Sphero SPRK Edition

Sphero SPRK Edition is for the makers, hackers, and dreamers of the future. So fire up your imagination and break the rules about learning. Sphero SPRK Edition is now available through our online store and at retailers including Target and Amazon.

Sphero and Disney team up on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

29 Apr 2015

Friends, by now you’ve all probably heard that Sphero is involved with the latest Star Wars movie – specifically with the new Droid character, BB-8. Right now, you can sign up for updates on BB-8 here.

While we can’t share many details with you at this point, we can say that it has been an incredible honor to work alongside Disney and Lucasfilm on one of the most exciting new characters added to the Star Wars universe. Opportunities like this are rare. Once in a lifetime. We know this. And we know that our current fans, as well as our new Star Wars fans, will be expecting an extraordinary BB-8 experience.

We are confident we can deliver that experience.

This is the beginning of a revolution in the toy industry. Technology advancements have made it possible to build the toys of the future and create experiences that, until today, have only been portrayed in science fiction. Just think, people will be able to own a piece of the movie. They’ll have it in their homes, and will be able to relive an experience that is authentic in every way to the entertainment on-screen. It’s an exciting time, and we are thrilled you have chosen to be a part of this journey.

Everyone said 2015 would be “The year of the Drone.” We’re here to tell you this is “The year of the Droid."

Again, we’ll share more details with you as soon as we can. But for now, you can stay up to date on our official BB-8 page here: http://gosphero.com/starwars.

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