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.
The Sphero robotic toy controlled via Bluetooth is now available for Windows 8 devices, as well as the previous apps for iOS and Android.
Originally $129.99, the Sphero is an RC toy like no other.
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 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.
The team behind the playful robotic ball showed off Sphero in forthcoming augmented reality games.
Marketers in New York tried to demonstrate how much fun it is to play with multiple programmable balls.
The smartphone manufacturer has in recent months taken a proactive approach to working with the development community.