Alternative products to Sphero SPRK Edition

Sphero SPRK Edition

Learn code, robotics, and problem solving for kids

9 alternative and related products to Sphero SPRK Edition

Robot Playtime

Transform your device into a programmable Robot!

Meet Pixel - your own interactive robot! Pixel starts off without any intelligence or emotion, so it's up to you to program some personality and life into it. Using Scratch, fun interactions can be programmed such as changing Pixel's emotion and speech.

Pixel aims to teach the basics of robotics and programming in a fun and interactive way.

Medium
There have been a few programmable-robot toys for children in the last couple of years, and while they can be really fun and educational, they can also be really expensive. Or at least out of the budgets of many families.
Linkedin
So this week myself and some colleagues met with a couple of Canadians, one of them - Onome Igharoro is a former nuclear roboticist, the other -
Linkedin
Last week I ran an event at Beachborough School in Brackley. The event was promoted as a 'Robotics Day' and all the usual suspects were present -
BetaKit
Toronto-based Robot Playtime has been named the winner of The Next 36 Mastercard Challenge. In August, the company pitched in front of Mastercard executives and employees with six other Next 36 startups to earn the win.
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Star Wars BB-9E by Sphero

Meet the dark side's new droid: BB-9E

Star Wars BB-9E by Sphero is the latest droid release from Sphero.

CNET
Everything you need to know about the Sphero BB-9E, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
TechCrunch
Star Wars and Sphero were a match made in heaven. The company had spent a few years in relative startup obscurity when Disney came along with the design for a new droid debuting in the upcoming trilogy. The resulting BB-8 remote control device changed the company's fortunes overnight.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Cool remote control robots that are compatible with Sphero's educational programming apps, Artoo and his new friend might be the droids you're looking for. Orbotix's impressive Sphero 2.0 and Ollie rolling robots started out as educational toys but the gadget maker lost its way in recent years, focusing more on movie tie-ins with limited functionality or edu… See more
The Verge
Sphero's back to making Star Wars toys. To mark the upcoming release of The Last Jedi, the company is introducing a BB-8 counterpart: BB-9E, a dark droid from the new movie. It works in the same way Sphero's BB-8 toy does; users can drive BB-9E around, watch Star Wars movies with it (the droid doesn't have a gender yet), and have it patrol an area.
Mashable
There has never been an R2-D2 toy quite like this. Sphero, the company that helped bring the scene-stealing BB-8 to life in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and then delivered a tiny, but lively BB-8 robot toy, is breaking the traditional Sphero ball mold with a pitch-perfect 1:24 scale R2-D2 toy robot.
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Pip

A handheld device that teaches coding and electronics.

Pip is a handheld device that allows you to code, experiment with electronics and play thousands of retro games. Based on Raspberry Pi Compute Module, Raspberry Pi co-founder, Eben Upton is a big fan. Make your own apps, games and playthings whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. Make controllers out of fruit/veg/anything! Pip is for all ages

The Next Web
Pip, from Glasgow's Curious Chip, is a novel take on teaching kids to code. For starters, much like the Nintendo Switch, it works when you're out and about, and when you're sat at a desk. Interestingly, it tries to hide as much of Raspberry Pi's internals from the user as possible.
TechCrunch
Another UK startup is using Pi electronics as the foundation for an edtech business idea, and Kickstarter to try to crowdfund their product: A learn-to-code retro games console.
The Verge
As every child hacker knows, even if you can convince your parents to buy you a Switch, and you can find one in stock, the prospect of homebrew software on a Switch is still a ways off. A new K...
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Cue

A clever robot that helps older kids learn how to code

Cue is an incredibly clever robot with a witty attitude that’s full of interactive surprises! Choose from 4 unique avatars to customize cue with a personality that’s right for you. The more you explore, the more you’ll discover what cue can do.

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