Sphero® RVR+, the fully loaded, newly improved, programmable robot now available for middle and high school classrooms and manufacturing spaces

Sphero® RVR+, the fully loaded, newly improved, programmable robot now available for middle and high school classrooms and manufacturing spaces

Greenville, Texas –

Sphero®, a leader in programmable robotics, EdTech, computer science, and STEM education tools, today announced the availability of the new and improved Sphero. RVR+, a revolutionary robot now optimized for middle and high school classrooms and manufacturing spaces. “We’re excited to see RVR+ in middle and high school classrooms inspire and engage students,” says Nate Ubowski, product manager for RVR+ at Sphero. “There are so many opportunities for RVR+ to highlight the STEM-focused creativity and skills that are relevant to today’s students. We’re excited to see what students create with RVR+ in the classroom.”

What makes RVR+ unique?

RVR+ is Sphero’s most versatile programmable robot yet, packed with a wide variety of sensors and built for customization. RVR+ is drivable right out of the box (no complicated assembly or setup needed), packed with a variety of sensors, designed for customization, expandable, and designed for programmers of all abilities.

Watch RVR+ in action:

The RVR+ is packed with built-in sensors, including an improved color sensor that allows for increased programming accuracy and implementation in programming the RVR+ to see colors in its environment, light sensor, infrared (IR), accelerometer, and gyroscope. In addition, the gearbox has been redesigned to improve torque, payload capacity (up to 1 kilogram) and durability allowing students to take their inventions even further. RVR+ also features longer battery life with an improved rechargeable and swappable battery to keep programs, inventions, and classroom projects running non-stop. RVR+ is so versatile that it’s simple enough for even the most novice programmer, yet challenging and open enough to create anything the most creative minds can come up with. Customizable built-in expansion board Allows students to connect most third party devices, including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, and Sphero littleBits. Students can use the program Sphero Edu application For an introduction to computer science and programming using Draw & Drive, Blocks or JavaScript for RVR+ coding. Learning with RVR+ can be taken even further by accessing Sphero Public SDK and the most advanced API libraries for hackers and makers, making it the ultimate open source programming bot.

Outfit an entire classroom or Makerspace with the RVR + Multi Pack

The Sphero RVR + Multi-Pack Includes robotics and curriculum for an entire class with six RVR+ robots and the teacher-facing RVR+ Educator’s Guide, full of step-by-step instructions and activities. The multiple package option is ideal for middle and high school classrooms and manufacturing spaces, allowing for easy implementation and instruction for all educators – no computer science experience or advanced training required. RVR+ is now available to order on sphero.com or by a Sphero Education Specialist.

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Sphero transforms PK-12 education with accessible tools that encourage exploration, imagination, and perseverance through STEAM and computer science. With the help of educators around the world, Sphero enables learners of all backgrounds and abilities to discover their interests and passions while providing them with the skills they need to be the world’s change-makers of tomorrow. With a presence in Greenville, TX, Hong Kong, and remote employees globally, Sphero has become the market leader in EdTech solutions, loved by millions of teachers, students, and parents around the world. Learn more through sphero.com.

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