littleBits RVR Topper

SKU: 680-0535

Sphero RVR + littleBits Topper Kit combines the best of Sphero with the best of littleBits in an easy and approachable kit that allows you to fully utilize RVRs onboard capabilities with littleBits adaptability to create your own inventions. 


Don’t forget you can also use your RVR + littleBits Topper in Sphero’s Global Challenge!

  • Purchase one kit per RVR and allow your groups to combine both programming with engineering design principles
  • Utilize RVRs onboard power source to power your littleBits invention and make it mobile with RVRs all terrain treads
  • Program RVRs IR sensors to interact with the littleBits IR remote trigger to create mazes, gates and other inventions
  • Connect littleBits’ newest bit - micro:bit adapter to program both littleBits and RVR in the same platform - Microsoft MakeCode or micro:bit python editor
  • Promotes collaboration - assign one group the programming and another engineering and see what the can create together

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Featured Activities

We have created eight engaging activities to teach the fundamentals of programming. Check out three of them below!
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Coding Capabilities

Microsoft MakeCode 

Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming. 

Students new to coding can start with colored blocks that they can drag and drop onto their workspace to construct their programs. 

Python Editor for micro:bit 

micro:bit Python editor is designed with teachers and learners in mind: you can easily enlarge the text size for sharing on a large screen or whiteboard, download projects as Python text files or .HEX files ready to flash onto a micro:bit. It also works with micro:bit classroom. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many bits and accessories are included?

14 bits, 9 accessories

 

How are the littleBits powered?

Through RVR usb port with a p3 power bit or through the p7 power bit and an external battery

 

Which apps do you use to program littleBits?

With the micro:bit adaptor and a micro:bit (sold separately) you can program littleBits and RVR using Microsoft MakeCode or the micro:bit phython editor.

 

Where can I find some tips and tricks on how to get started with the micro:bit adaptor?

Tips & Tricks

 

Where can I find lessons for the RVR + littleBits topper kit?

Check out edu.sphero.com or classroom.littlebits.com

 

How many students does the RVR + littleBits topper serve?

Recommended that 1-4 students can work with each kit and a RVR.

 

Do all the inventions need to be built on top of RVR?

No, you can create extensions for RVR but you can also create other inventions that are not connected to RVR, but can still interact with the robot or create something completely separate.

 

Why do I have 3 different cables? 

  • Split cable is used to power both your littleBits as well as send data to RVR from the micro:bit. The side with a white strip should connect to the micro:bit and the other side should connect to the p3 powerbit, you only need to use this cable if you are using the micro:bit adaptor and micro:bit
  • Single USB cable connects to the p3 power bit to power your inventions with RVR
  • Battery cable connects to the p7 Power bit to power your invention outside of RVR

 

Are only the bits included in the RVR topper kit compatible with RVR?

No, use any bits to expand RVR. However only the micro:bit adaptor with a micro:bit can be used to connect both RVR with micro:bit and littleBits

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