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Registration for the Sphero Global Challenge is now open! 

The Sphero Global Challenge is our first robotics, invention, and design competition for students around the world. Teams and individuals of all abilities will work to identify problems and develop solutions through computational thinking, engineering practices, and programming skills.

Sphero Global Challenge logo on a black space themed background.

Teams will submit entries virtually for a chance to qualify for the Sphero World Championship in Spring 2021. Please note: travel is not required to participate.

The Sphero Global Challenge comprises three unique STEAM events. Teams can compete in one, two, or all three events with a single $75 USD registration fee.

Sphero Global Challenge Event Icons

Upon registration, Coaches get access to:

  • Coaches’ Guides
  • At-Home and Virtual Coaches’ Guide
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Sphero Global Challenge Official Rulebook 
  • Evaluation Rubric
  • Sphero Community Forum
  • Customizable Resources and Collateral
  • Downloadable Code Mat


In conjunction with the Sphero Global Challenge launch, new competition-ready Sphero and littleBits products are now available to make getting started in the competition even simpler. 

  • New: littleBits STEAM+ Class Pack
    The littleBits STEAM+ Class Pack is the ultimate STEAM learning toolkit, containing 240 Bits, 10 newly designed durable storage containers, printed teacher support materials and 40+ standards-aligned lessons to engage the entire class.

  • New: littleBits STEAM+ Kit
    The littleBits STEAM+ Kit contains 24 Bits, a newly designed durable storage container, printed teacher support materials, and 40+ hours of standards-aligned lessons to engage up to four students at a time.

  • New: Sphero Code Mat - Space & Soccer
  • This two-sided activity mat, with new Space & Soccer themes, offers a simple, accessible way to learn block-based coding, basic math principles, and collaborative problem-solving with any round Sphero robot. The new Code Mat comes with three sets of 10 double-sided coding cards that provide guided, hands-on coding lessons.

  • New: Sphero RVR littleBits Topper Kit
  • Sphero RVR + littleBits Topper Kit combines the best of Sphero with the best of littleBits in an easy, approachable kit that allows a user to fully utilize RVR’s onboard capabilities with littleBits adaptability to create unique inventions.

  • New: Sphero Craft Pack 
  • A one-stop-shop for all the crafting accessories needed for Sphero Global Challenge projects. With over 31 different items and hundreds of materials, the Craft Pack was designed with both Sphero robots and littleBits in mind. 


    Ready to get started in the competition? Connect with other teams and join the Sphero Global Challenge conversation in our community forum. We're excited to see what you and your teams create! 

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