Sphero Mini Resources

Sphero Mini is an ideal programmable robot for students of all ages and stages. Beginners can drive and play STEM-inspired games with Mini the Sphero Play App, and more experienced learners can advance to programming the Mini with Block Based Coding or JavaScript in the Sphero Edu App.

Mini Options

Sphero Mini Apps & Ways to Code

iPad with Sphero Edu activity list on the screen.
iPad with Sphero Edu activity list on the screen.

Sphero Edu™ App

The Sphero Edu app is your hub to create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot. Designed for learner progression, Sphero Edu beginners can give robots commands by drawing a path in the app for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can use Scratch blocks to learn more advanced logic, while pros can use text programming and write their own JavaScript. The Sphero Edu app can be used in school or at home. Recommended for ages 8+.

Educators, learn how to use the Sphero Edu App to manage your classes and assign lessons and activities here >

Features: Draw, Blocks, and JavaScript programming for beginning to advanced coders; Drive mode; Bluetooth communication; Activity library (including standards-aligned lessons); class management (for educators); create and share programs with the community

Compatible Products: BOLTMiniRVRSPRK+, SPRK, Sphero 2.0, BB-8, BB-9E, R2-D2, R2-Q5 

A boy guiding his Sphero Mini through a set of colorful bowling pins.

Sphero Play™ App

Find out what your Sphero robot can do in the Sphero Play app. Remote control your Sphero robot with various exciting drive modes or try out Block Drive for an intro to programming with intuitive Blocks. Create your own games or choose from pre-made games in the app. Recommended for using at home, ages 8+.

Features: 7 Drive modes (including Block Drive mode), games, Bluetooth connection

Compatible Products: BOLTMiniSPRK+, SPRK, Sphero 2.0

Scope & Sequence Activities

Find lessons to teach computational thinking and programming or an activity to enhance what your students are learning in math, science or language or the arts.

Draw programming for beginners with Sphero Mini education robot for kids.
Kid holding a phone and block coding a robot.
Student coding a robot with JavaScript.

Subject Area Activities: Choose and adapt activities to fit your classroom and grade level needs.

Graphic of Sphero Edu coding activity cards.

Mini Activity Kit Cards

Learners with the activity kit can complete all of the guided STEM activities then unleash creativity with independent exploration—the possibilities are endless.

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Computer Science Foundations standards-aligned curriculum for Sphero coding robot for kids.

Enhance your learning with Sphero's Computer Science Foundations

Computer Science Foundations is a standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum built on the K12 Computer Science Framework Principles designed to be taught along-side Sphero BOLT but select activities work with Sphero Mini. Scaffolded across three courses and 72 lessons, teachers and students build Draw, Block, and Text coding skills.

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Sample Activities

Educator Guides


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Educator Resources

Our free teacher resources are designed to keep you informed and enrich your classroom experiences.

  • Sphero Sessions
  • Whitepapers and Case Studies
  • Self-Service Resources
  • And more


DIY Downloads

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