Sphero Mini

SKU: M001BRW

Get started learning STEM at home with Sphero Mini and our how-to resources guide for parents and remote educators.

Sphero Mini is ideal for educators to send home for individualized learning and can be easily facilitated and guided by parents making it the perfect robot for kids. Beginner learners can drive and play STEM-inspired games with 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.  

Build your own mazes, obstacles, towers and other courses to navigate through the living room or kitchen!

Equipped with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and colorful LED lights, this educational robot is more than a mini robot toy. Sphero Mini is the perfect entry into robotics for beginners!

  • LED lights that glow in various of colors  
  • Contains gyroscope, motor encoders, and accelerometer sensors  
  • Interchangeable shells allow customization with several color options available 
  • Recommended for ages 8+

SpheroCare Warranty
1 year: $7.99
2 year: $10.99
3 year: $14.99

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    Color: Blue
    Price:
    $49.99

    Tech Specs

    Small Bot. Big Fun.

    Orange toy robot balls rolling through pins and cones.
    Control your mini robot toy any way you like with the Sphero Play app. Drag and drive with Joystick mode, pull back and release with Slingshot mode or tip and rotate your mobile device with Tilt mode. Included with Sphero Mini are 3 traffic cones and 6 bowling pins to inspire obstacle course fun right out of the box.
    Play games with Sphero Mini.
    Use Sphero Mini toy robot as a game controller for arcade-style games in the Sphero Play app. Perfect for playing on the go or with limited space. Choose from 3 different games - shoot through space, speed through a tunnel, or smash a polygon of bricks. With 1 hour of playtime, Sphero Mini is the next big thing.
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    Use the Blocks drive mode to give your coding robot basic drag and drop coding commands. Looking for more of a challenge? Download the Sphero Edu app for more ways to program your mini robot, including Scratch Blocks and JavaScript.

    Teeny Tiny Tech

    Packed with teeny tiny tech, Sphero Mini has a little gyroscope, accelerometer, and LED lights. With almost an hour of play time, Sphero Mini is the next big thing.

    Change Your Mind. Change Your Shell.

    Colorful, interchangeable shells are available, so you can easily switch one out to suit your mood.

    INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES

    The Sphero Edu app contains 100+ guided STEAM and computer science lessons, activities, and programs, consisting of varying skill level and content areas to help kids learn to code. Wondering where to start? We’ve curated a selection of getting started activities to walk you and your kid(s) through the basics of programming and creating with the Sphero Mini robot.

    1. Draw 1: Shapes
    2. Draw 2: Spelling
    3. Blocks 1: Intro & Loops

    Once you feel comfortable with the programming canvas and Sphero Mini basics, try out a few other step-by-step activities to run with your kids. Watch their creativity and curiosity soar! Then, scroll through the thousands of community submitted STEM activities on Sphero Edu for endless inspiration.

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    Sphero goes #BeyondCode

    Sphero provides a STEAM-based tool set unbounded in its potential. Sphero uses programmable robots and STEM kits to foster students’ creativity through discovery and play while laying the foundation for computer science and other STEM fundamentals. Our program goes #BeyondCode with collaborative play-based activities, nurturing students’ imagination unmatched by other STEM education programs. Cross-platform apps are approachable for all skill levels so you can foster learning and creativity in any grade.

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    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. 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.

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    Sphero Edu App

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

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    Sphero Play

    Drive and play games from ONE app with your Sphero robot.

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    What's in the box?

    • Sphero Mini
    • Micro USB charging cable
    • 3 Mini Traffic Cones and 6 Mini Bowling Pins
    • Connect to Sphero Play app and Sphero Edu app to play STEM games and learn to code
    • Compatible with Sphero Edu app for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire OS, macOS, Windows, & Chrome OS
    • Compatible with Sphero Play app for iOS, Android, & Amazon Fire OS
    • Compatible with Swift Playgrounds for iOS