Sphero RVR

SKU: RV01ROW

If you can imagine it, RVR can do it. Our most capable and versatile robot ever, RVR's programmable tread chassis is an expandable platform that can be transformed into almost any kind of robot by students of all ages and programming backgrounds. Drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customization. Expand RVR's capabilities even further by connecting third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, BBC micro:bit, or Spheros own littleBits. RVR is your mobile blank canvas. Code with it, build on it, and hack the robot of your dreams then take it anywhere.

  • Removable cover plate & developer plate with quick-release button
  • Removable, protective roll cage
  • Removable, rechargeable battery
  • 4-pin UART expansion port to connect to any 3rd-party hardware
  • 5V 2.1A USB-A on-board connectivity to power projects using RVR’s battery
  • Compatible with Sphero Edu app for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire OS, macOS, Windows, & Chrome OS
  • Compatible with Sphero public SDK
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Price:
$249.99

Tech Specs

Compatible Apps

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.

Level up with RVR

Boy playing with Sphero RVR on smart phone.
RVR is fun to drive and easy to code. Open up the Sphero Edu app to drive RVR all over and when you’re ready to start coding, the Sphero Edu app makes it simple and intuitive: start out with Draw & Drive then dive into Scratch Blocks.
Teacher and students working together with Sphero RVR.
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.
Code with JavaScript, expand with 3rd party hardware, or go even further with our public SDK library. RVR is the mobile platform that can keep up with the most skilled hackers and hobbyists.

What will you build?

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.
Individual working on programming Sphero RVR.

3rd Party Time

With RVR’s 4-pin UART expansion port and on-board power, you can attach and run 3rd party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, and Sphero's littleBits, as well. 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.

Sphero SDK

We've opened up our SDK library so you can unlock the full potential of your RVR. Want to be the first to know about SDK updates? Sign up for our SDK newsletter.
Sphero RVR and other included accessories.

What's in the box?

  • 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 (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit)
  • 5V 2.1A USB-A onboard connectivity to power your projects using RVR’s battery.
  • Compatible and programmable with the Sphero Edu app