After just a month and a half, Orbotix's education initiative using Sphero to teach children programming is gathering serious momentum.
The creator of smartphone-controlled robotic toy Sphero has launched an initiative aimed at teaching kids programming, robotics and maths.
Orbotix co-founder Ian Bernstein shows Macrolab, an app that's part of the SPRK program to teach kids programming using the Sphero robotic ball.
We get our mitts on Orbotix' Sphero 2B -- a follow-up to the Sphero phone-controlled robot toy. See how it handles in our First Look video.
The Sphero robotic toy controlled via Bluetooth is now available for Windows 8 devices, as well as the previous apps for iOS and Android.
Hands-on with the Sphero 2B phone-controlled robot, which features customisable tyres.
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Boulder, Colo., start-up Orbotix aims to take smartphone gaming to a new level with its robotic ball, called Sphero.
Originally $129.99, the Sphero is an RC toy like no other.
Half the employees at Orbotix used to work at NASA. Now they make little balls you can control with your iPhone. The balls allegedly glow blue when you get a Facebook message.
The first time around Sphero was a fun idea with not much meat on the bone. With Sphero 2.0 there is so much fun and even more potential it's a killer idea for Christmas.