Welcome to the Droid phenomenon


Droits

Any good Star Wars adventure is not complete without a droid and these little mechanical companions are so much more than trusted sidekicks. Just because they aren’t human doesn’t mean they don’t have personalities! There’s the outgoing and friendly BB8, the heroic but dark BB9 and the courageous but mischievous R2D2. For a true fan, these droids make the Star Wars galaxy really come alive through their various robotic features that you can control from your Sphero app. Not only do they provide hours of entertainment and fun, but they also act as protégés for you to explore your robotic coding skills and learn valuable skills on the way.

 

Oh, and did we mentioned that Sphero also brought out a nifty little robotic ball called Sphero Mini?

Let’s have a look at what they are all about!  

 

Meet the Astromech Droids from a faraway galaxy.

Embark on your next galactic adventure with one of these three Astromech Droids. Sphero BB8, Sphero BB9E and Sphero R2D2 are uniquely designed with specialised technology that bring the Star Wars phenomenon to life.

 

Sphero BB8 with trainer

BB8 has a tough exterior that makes it a strong force against the Resistance. His unique design allows it to roll and move to complete its missions, just like it does on the big screen. You can control your BB8 right from your iPhone app, let it patrol by itself or use the BB8 Trainer to explore the Star Wars galaxy through holographic simulations. BB8 keeps you occupied for hours as you go on fun galactic adventures with your trusted ally. It can even interact with other Sphero Droids for added entertainment. This little companion of yours will stretch your imagination and push the boundaries of gaming. Watch BB8 in action here.

 

Sphero BB9 E

Special features make this app-enabled, menacing, astromech droid of the First Order a specialist in keeping starships and machinery fully operational. The exterior is resilient and it’s always on high alert. With the Droid trainer and holographic stimulation, BB9 can explore different parts of the Star Wars Galaxy. BB9 can also interact with other Star wars App-enabled Droids by Sphero. Do love watching re-runs of your favorite Star Wars movies? BB9 is the perfect partner to watch with and will even react by your side. Watch BB9 in action here.

 

Sphero R2D2

This entirely unique droid is  the trusty Artoo that you know and love. It’s built like a skilled mechanic and fighter pilot’s assistant and has advanced features that allow it to explore and interact in life-like ways. Control it with your Sphero app or let R2D2 explore on its own. With its own integrated speaker, all of the beeps and boots come directly from R2D2 itself. Like the other droids, R2D2 can explore the Star Wars Galaxy through a variety of interactive holographic simulations. Watch R2D2 in action here

 

Meet the worlds smallest robotic ball. Sphero Mini. 

This colourful app-enabled robotic ball may be little, but it’s packed with tiny tech that makes it loads of fun to play plus you’ll learn some clever coding skills as well. It comes with a gyroscope, accelerometer and LED lights which glow in millions of different colours. How cool is that? In Plus, now this is fun, 3 mini traffic cones and 6 mini bowling pins that will really spark your creativity. To power up your ball, just remove the shell and plug it in to charge. An hours worth of charging gets you 45 minutes of pure exhilaration and fun. 

There is more than one way to play with Sphero Mini. Using the Sphero Mini app, you can drive your ball in a variety of different modes that will keep you entertained for hours. Drive it with Joystick, Tilt, Slingshot or Face Drive. The Face Drive mode will have you all in stitches as you use different facial expressions to drive the ball. You can even use your ball with the app as a video game controller to play different games!

 

Learn to code your Sphero with SpheroEdu 

With Sphero Mini, BB8, BB9 E and R2D2, the fun doesn’t just stop there. If you download the Sphero Edu app, you’ll have all the tools you need to make your Sphero move in ways that you design yourself through programming those movements in code. If you’re new to coding, you can start at the beginning and just draw paths that represent code for your robot to follow. Take it a step further and use the block-based drag and drop interface or progress onto using actual JavaScript to write programs for your Sphero. 

Learning to code is not only tons of fun, inspiring and easy to learn, but it teaches you essential 21st century skills. By learning to code, you learn skills that allow you to approach and solve problems in a broader sense in a whole new way. Learning how to code and control your Sphero can happen straight from your iPhone, no matter where you are. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s right at your fingertips.

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