Amanda Vaden
BOLT on desk in classroom with teacher in the background.

What’s being released?

Sphero Edu 5.3.1 for Chrome OS.

What’s fixed?

  • Sphero BOLT now connects to Chromebooks with Chrome OS version 78.
  • Sensor data graph improvements
  • “On Charging” event blocks now correctly work

What isn’t fixed?

5.3.1 does not have Chrome OS 78 connection fixes for Sphero Mini, R2-D2, R2-Q5, or BB-9E.

There is continued work to make these robots compatible with Chrome OS 78 in upcoming Sphere Edu releases.

Where can I get this release?

It’s available on the Chrome Web Store for Chromebooks. Download here.

Who should download the 5.3.1 update?

5.3.1 should be downloaded if:

1) You use Sphero BOLT

2) Your Chromebook is on Chrome OS version 78 or higher

Stay tuned for more information about Mini and Droid support for Chrome OS 78. As a reminder, SPRK+ was not affected by this OS update.

If you are experiencing issues connecting to your Chromebooks, please email us at