Press ReleaseAmanda Vaden
Students playing with Sphero Mini Activity Kit.
BOULDER, Colo., September 6, 2019 ‒ Sphero, the industry leader in EdTech robotics and STEM-based learning, announced today the release of Sphero Mini Activity Kit – the tiny, wildly popular app-enabled robotic ball now with even more to explore. The Sphero Mini Activity Kit combines miniature accessories with step-by-step STEM-inspired projects that sync with the Sphero Play and Sphero Edu apps to encourage kids to start, grow and graduate through play and learning.

Sphero Mini Activity Kit has everything kids need to get rolling, coding and playing within minutes, including an exclusive clear Sphero Mini app-enabled robotic ball, buildable mazes and tunnels, pins and cones to construct your own experiences, plus 15 Activity Cards with guided instruction for hours of play. Packed with teeny tiny tech, the Mini robot has a gyroscope, accelerometer, LED lights, and a rechargeable battery with 45 minutes of playtime. The Sphero Mini Activity Kit is ideal for early learners to have fun while learning to code from the comfort of their living room. 

A variety of mini games, different drive modes, and the ability to change the LED light colors are all available through the Sphero Play app, which integrates the various guided activities on the included Activity Cards. New learners can also explore the Sphero Play app’s latest feature - Block Drive. This coding-based driving mode provides a friendly introduction to basic robot coding, perfect for beginners. Movement Blocks tell your robot which direction to roll, while Light Blocks add playful, colorful LED effects. This feature is also compatible with Sphero’s full line of robotic balls. 

Advanced users can graduate to the Sphero Edu app - empowering them to program the Mini and begin to learn coding skills. Learners start with drawing paths, transition into basic scratch blocks, and eventually have the ability to write their own JavaScript text programs using actions, controls, operators and more.

“Mini Activity Kit takes our popular Mini robot a step further by offering an affordable at-home learning experience that mirrors guided lessons taught in schools,” said Paul Copioli, Sphero’s CEO. “We wanted to give kids and their parents even more tools to create, explore and invent. Sphero has always been about helping kids go beyond code to unlock their creative potential.” 

Sphero Mini Activity Kit is available for purchase on and through select global retailers

for $79.99 MSRP. 

Watch it in action here and learn more at

ABOUT SPHERO: Sphero inspires the creators of tomorrow through remarkably cool, programmable robots, electronic building blocks, and educational tools that transform the way kids learn and create through coding, science, music, and the arts. Sphero goes #BeyondCode and drives kids to turn their imagination into reality. The skills students unlock through play-based learning prepare them to thrive, no matter what subject or career they pursue. Based in Boulder, CO, Sphero has become the #1 STEAM-based learning solutions company, loved by millions of parents, kids and educators worldwide. Learn more at

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