Robotics Exploration

Sphero

Sphero App

Begin by downloading the Sphero App. Connect it to your IPAD and you are ready to go! Spend a few minutes (or more) playing with Sphero to get a feel for what it can do.

APPs for Coding

There are several apps available that can be used to program the Sphero. Below are 3 of my favorites. Feel free to download one or more and give them a try.

Ready for a Challenge?

Now that you are familiar with Sphero, are you up for a challenge? If so, take a look below. See if there is anything that catches your interest!

Long Jump (400 points)

Program your robot to jump as far as possible off of a ramp and come to a stop. You may use the Sphero ramp or build your own. Tweet out a picture or video of your work.


BONUS: Add 100 points if I can see the drag and drop code in your video.

Long Jump Intro Video

Bridge Crossing

Write a program to get your Sphero across the bridge. Sphero must start at least 5 feet from the bridge and must stop no more than 5 feet past the bridge. Tweet out a picture or video of your work.


BONUS: Add 100 points if your Sphero can go back over the bridge in the other direction.

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Maze Mahem

Create an original maze using the materials from the classroom. Then navigate your Sphero through the maze as quickly as possible. You will have 5 attempts. Tweet out a picture or video of your work.


BONUS: Part of this challenge is the originality of your maze design, so be as creative as possible.

Maze Mayhem Challenge Intro

Hot Potato

Using the coding options available, create a hot potato game with Sphero as the potato. Remember, "Hot Potato" works best when the potato becomes hot at random intervals! Tweet out a video of your game.
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