Hack Friday: Controlling On-Screen Objects with Sphero

11 Aug 2011

We've had a lot of new fans reserve their Sphero lately and we're excited about the enthusiasm everyone has for the new type of game play we're creating here at Orbotix. For those of you that have been following our progress you may already know about our Hack Friday's. For all of you new Sphero fans, you can find out what it's all about by reading our post on the Sphero Beer Pong hack - created during one of our previous Hack Friday's.

Most recently, Jon (Software Engineer Extraordinaire) created something a little different for Sphero.  Instead of the device being the controller for Sphero, he made Sphero the controller for the device - in this case an iPad. With our Open API, we expect to see a lot of cool games using Sphero this way. As Jon explains, this is yet another option for a new type of game play using Sphero!  I, for one, would like to play Marbel Madness on my iPad using Sphero as the controller - who's with me?!

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