Sphero RVR+ Programmable Robot

SKU: 940-0601

Free with Purchase for a limited time only: RVR+ Accessory Bundle ($26 value)!  RVR+ is here just in time for the holidays! Receive a limited-edition blue roll cage and treads with your purchase of the individual RVR+ robot. Offer valid for a limited time only.

RVR+ is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot and is optimized for the middle and high school classrooms 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 to program with Python and connect third-party hardware.

  • 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 lets you connect most third-party hardware including Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and Sphero’s own littleBits. 
  • RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - New-and-improved rechargeable and swappable battery to keep programs, inventions, and classroom projects running without any downtime.

Educators, looking to engage your entire classroom with RVR+? Check out the RVR+ Multi-Pack that comes with 6 robots and an Educator Guide.

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2 year: $18.99
3 year: $27.99

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Price:
$279

Tech Specs

Coding for all levels

Boy playing with Sphero RVR on smart phone.

RVR+ is a mobile robot that you can drive right out of the box. Connect your smartphone, tablet, or computer to RVR+ using Bluetooth and the Sphero Edu App and drive it anywhere! When you’re ready to start coding, log in to the 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 a highly programmable, infinitely-expandable robot — well, here it is. Meet RVR+, the robot built by us but inspired by educators, students, and advanced programmers like you.

What will you build?

Sphero RVR robot outside.
A powerful motor 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, 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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  • Our best-selling bot with endless possibilities for creative expression is great for beginner to advanced coders.

  • RVR+ is highly customizable with 3rd-party hardware compatibility and can go anywhere!

WAYS TO CODE

  • Screenless Coding Concepts: Students discover how to program indi through color.

    Sphero Edu Jr App: Kids learn block coding concepts by changing how indi reacts to different color cards.
    iOS, Android, Kindle

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    Sphero Play: Kids use Block Drive for an intro to programming with colorful blocks.
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  • Sphero Edu: Code using Draw, Blocks, or JavaScript. Access 1000s of activities and manage your classroom.
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    Sphero SDK: Program RVR+ and 3rd-party hardware with our extensive Software Development Kit (SDK).

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Enhance your learning with the RVR+ Educator Guide

You don’t need to be a computer science expert to discover the endless possibilities for Sphero RVR+ in the classroom! Our in-depth, standards-aligned RVR+ Educator Guide walks you through getting started with RVR+, our most customizable robot for beginner–advanced programmers, and includes eight NEW ready-to-run, cross-curricular classroom lessons for grades 6 and up to inspire you and your students.

Note: The RVR+ Educator Guide book is included with RVR+ Multi-Packs. A free downloadable version of the RVR+ Educator Guide is available here and is compatible with the original RVR robot. 

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App Downloads

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Sphero Edu App

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

Sphero RVR and other included accessories.

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, 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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