Sphero RVR+ Programmable Robot

SKU: 940-0601

Note: Due to massive supply chain disruptions we are out of stock of RVR, but RVR+ is expected to ship by Fall 2022.

RVR+ is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot and is optimized for the classroom and makerspaces. It’s drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customization. RVR+ is expandable and made for novice to advanced programmers. Students learn coding skills and computer science basics with the free Sphero Edu app or advanced programmers can level up with the Public Sphero SDK and connect third-party hardware capabilities with Python.

The expandable platform on RVR+ features a 4-pin UART and an onboard power source, allowing students to connect and run third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, or Sphero's very own littleBits. RVR+ allows your inventions and mobile projects to go even further with the enhanced gearbox and advanced color sensor giving more torque and providing the flexibility to program RVR+ to do whatever you can imagine.

  • GO-ANYWHERE, DO-ANYTHING PROGRAMMABLE ROBOT: Our most versatile programmable robot yet, packed with a diverse suite of sensors and built for customization. Drive RVR+ precisely and accurately right out of the box – no assembly or complicated setup required.
  • ADVANCED SENSORS: Packed with on-board sensors including an improved color sensor allowing for more accuracy in programming RVR+ to see colors in its environment, a light sensor, IR, accelerometer, and gyroscope.
  • ENHANCED GEARBOX:  The gearbox has been redesigned to improve torque, payload capacity, and durability to take your inventions even further.
  • PROGRAM IT: Use the free Sphero Edu app for an introduction to computer science and programming. Students can program RVR with draw & drive, blocks, or JavaScript. RVR+ can also be programmed using the Sphero Public SDK and API libraries for more advanced hackers and makers, making it the ultimate programming robot for coders of all levels.
  • BUILD ON IT: Simple enough for a novice to get started, but advanced enough to create anything your imagination can come up with. RVR+s customizable expansion plate let’s you connect most third-party hardware including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, and Sphero’s own littleBits. 
  • RECHARGEABLE BATTERY: Rechargeable and swappable battery to keep programs, inventions, and classroom projects running without any downtime.

    Educators, want to be the first to get your hands on the new RVR+ coming soon? Sign up for Sphero emails to be notified of when RVR+ is available to ship! — Sign up here.

    Level up with RVR! Recommended for ages 8+.  

    SpheroCare Warranty
    1 year: $13.99
    2 year: $18.99
    3 year: $27.99

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    Price:
    $279

    Tech Specs

    Educators, want to be the first to get your hands on the new RVR+? Sign up for Sphero emails to be notified of when RVR+ is available to ship!

    Coding for all levels

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    RVR+ is a mobile robot that you can drive right out of the box. Connect your smartphone, tablet, or computer to RVR+ using Bluetooth Smart and drive it anywhere! When you’re ready to start coding, download Sphero Edu and program your RVR+.

    Teacher and students working together with Sphero RVR.

    Beginners can start out with Draw & Drive before diving into Scratch Blocks. Ready for more? Integrate RVR+'s powerful on-board sensors into your programming projects and coding creations, then share them with the world.

    Man playing with Sphero RVR robot with anemometer science activity.

    Take your programming to the next level and hack RVR+. Code RVR+ with JavaScript, expand its capabilities with third-party hardware or go even further using Sphero’s public SDK library. RVR+ is the most complex, expandable robot on the market – with approachable features and capabilities for coders of all skill levels.

    Sphero RVR robot at school.

    Meet RVR+

    You asked for an all-terrain, highly programmable, infinitely-expandable robot — well, here it is. Meet RVR+, the robot built by us but inspired by educators, students, hackers, and makers like you.

    What will you build?

    Sphero RVR robot outside.
    A powerful motor, all-terrain treads, and plenty of torque give you the freedom to drive RVR+ just about anywhere. RVR+ also features a precise, professional-level control system that won’t be deterred by obstacles or uneven surfaces.
    Individual working on programming Sphero RVR.
    Build the robot of your dreams and then program it three ways with the Sphero Edu app — Draw & Drive, Scratch Blocks and JavaScript.
    Students working together with Sphero RVR on STEM activity.
    RVR+'s on-board sensors include a color sensor, light sensor, IR, magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope. Navigate RVR+ through a color maze or tap into IR to play with bot-to-bot communication.
    Hacker working on programming Sphero RVR using 3D model.

    Hack RVR+ and transform your robot into almost anything

    With RVR+’s 4-pin UART expansion port and on-board power, you can attach and run third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, or Sphero littleBits. Want RVR+ to be your home security sentry, an autonomous metal detector or an environmental sensor you can control over the internet? Chances are, if you can hack it, RVR+ can do it. 

     

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    Computer Science Foundations is a standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum built on the K12 Computer Science Framework Principles. Scaffolded across three courses and 72 lessons, teachers and students build Draw, Block, and Text coding skills. They then integrate these concepts into curricular content: everything from polygons and poetry to logic-puzzlers and compliment-givers.

    RVR+ can be used with Courses 2 and 3 with a selection of lessons. When using RVR+, the recommended adjustments are in the app only, not in the book.

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    Sphero Edu App

    Sphero Edu is your hub to create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots.

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    What’s in the RVR+ robot box?

    • RVR+ mobile robot 
    • Removable cover plate and developer plate with quick-release button 
    • Removable, protective roll cage 
    • Removable and rechargeable battery 
    • Universal, 4-Pin UART expansion port for connecting 3rd party hardware like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or micro:bit (products sold separately) 
    • 5V 2.1A USB-A onboard connectivity to power your projects using RVR+’s battery
    • Sphero Edu app (available for download on iOS, Android, and Chrome OS)

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