Sphero 2.0

I recently checked out a Sphero 2.0 from the UNT Library’s Factory, and I must say that it is one of the coolest pieces of technology I have ever played with.

For those that might not know what is, it is essentially a small white plastic ball, that you can drive/control through apps on your smart phone or tablet. Here is a picture of Sphero and it’s packaging:

Sphero 2.0 and packaging

Credit: sphero.com

The best way to experience Sphero before buying one is to see if your library, such as UNT’s, has one available to play with or check out, or you can also watch these videos created by the Sphero team:

After having checked this out and played with it, I am certainly purchasing one and encourage anyone with an interest in robotics, gaming, cool toys, coding, creating apps, or just wanting to have fun to also consider buying a Sphero.

(In addition to Sphero, the company has created an app controlled BB-8 from Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens and another app controlled robot called Ollie.)

This is not a paid endorsement in any way. I just love Sphero’s products.

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