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Sphero SPRK+ Robot

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  • Overview

    Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, Sphero's SPRK+ is far more than a robot. Use it along with the Lightning Lab app on your iPhone or iPad to easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community. Navigate a maze. Program a painting. Mimic the solar system. The only limit is your imagination.

    SPRK+ and Lightning Lab allow you to collaborate with users everywhere to reshape the world of education and empower anyone to program. Or you can use Swift to write your own code to configure and control SPRK+. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0+ (Smart) and a strong scratch-resistant UV coating, SPRK+ takes hands-on learning up a notch. Join the growing community of makers, students, instructors, and parents—all learning on the same social platform.

    Highlights

    Learn programming and robotics through hands-on play

    Collaboration with other users via Lightning Lab app

    Built-in Bluetooth 4.0+ (Smart) connectivity for maximum power efficiency

    Scratch-resistant UV coating

    What’s in the Box

    Sphero SPRK+ robot

    Inductive charging base

    Quick start guide

    USB to Micro-USB charging cable

    Genius kit with a protactor and maze tape

    New Sphero SPRK app and free games available for download in the App Store

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0

    Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion

    Battery life: Up to one hour

    Charge Time: Approximately three hours

    Height: 2.87 in./7.3 cm

    Length: 2.87 in./7.3 cm

    Width: 2.87 in./7.3 cm

    Weight: 6.4 oz./181.44 g

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: K001ROW

    UPC or EAN No.: 817961020837

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

    Warranty: One year

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  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      SPRK app is good, but the Sphero app is a pain in the behind!

      my 6 year old daughter got pulled into a sphero SPRK programming demonstration when i was in the apple store to repair a device. she did better than the older b my 6 year old daughter got pulled into a sphero SPRK programming demonstration when i was in the apple store to repair a device. she did better than the older boys at programming it to go thru the maze & didn't run off the table when they were just free driving. i got her one for christmas this year (been playing with it before she opens it). the 2 main issues with it are the horrible Sphero app to just drive the ball around & the fact you need to realign it constantly. forward eventually becomes right or even backwards so you have to stop & re-aim the ball to yourself. most frustrating thing is just make an app to drive it around, but instead they clog the interface with games you really don't want to play. missions & other garbage. make all those really stupid games another app or at least have the ability to shut them off. it keeps hounding you to earn points or try new games when all you want to do is chase the cat around the living room.

      • Written by terry S from Los Angeles

      20 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?SPRK app is good, but the Sphero app is a pain in the behind!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Product does not work with Swift Playgrounds

      Marketing and Advertising is completely wrong if you have an up to date iPad and apps. As of this writing, the playgroundbook that you airdrop to the iPad lo Marketing and Advertising is completely wrong if you have an up to date iPad and apps. As of this writing, the playgroundbook that you airdrop to the iPad looks nice, but it doesn't work as advertised by either Apple or Sphero. Additionally, the developer kits that Sphero has on their Github are for Swift 2.x...way out of date as the current version is 4.x. Apple should pull it from their shelves and stop selling it as it is obvious that neither Apple nor Sphero are supporting this other than with the Sphero app as a toy.

      • Written by David M from Reston

      12 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Product does not work with Swift Playgrounds

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Incredible!

      Me nieces and nephews used these at school this past year, so I got them some for summertime! It is amazing what they can do with them. They've showed me some o Me nieces and nephews used these at school this past year, so I got them some for summertime! It is amazing what they can do with them. They've showed me some of the things they learned in school and it's incredible what these 7 and 11 year olds can do with an app and a robot - highly recommend for anyone with kids interested in programming or computers.

      • Written by Sara S from La Crosse

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Incredible!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Incredible!

      Me nieces and nephews used these at school this past year, so I got them some for summertime! It is amazing what they can do with them. They've showed me some o Me nieces and nephews used these at school this past year, so I got them some for summertime! It is amazing what they can do with them. They've showed me some of the things they learned in school and it's incredible what these 7 and 11 year olds can do with an app and a robot - highly recommend for anyone with kids interested in programming or computers.

      • Written by Sara S from La Crosse

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Incredible!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Product does not work with Swift Playgrounds

      Marketing and Advertising is completely wrong if you have an up to date iPad and apps. As of this writing, the playgroundbook that you airdrop to the iPad lo Marketing and Advertising is completely wrong if you have an up to date iPad and apps. As of this writing, the playgroundbook that you airdrop to the iPad looks nice, but it doesn't work as advertised by either Apple or Sphero. Additionally, the developer kits that Sphero has on their Github are for Swift 2.x...way out of date as the current version is 4.x. Apple should pull it from their shelves and stop selling it as it is obvious that neither Apple nor Sphero are supporting this other than with the Sphero app as a toy.

      • Written by David M from Reston

      12 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Product does not work with Swift Playgrounds

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      SPRK app is good, but the Sphero app is a pain in the behind!

      my 6 year old daughter got pulled into a sphero SPRK programming demonstration when i was in the apple store to repair a device. she did better than the older b my 6 year old daughter got pulled into a sphero SPRK programming demonstration when i was in the apple store to repair a device. she did better than the older boys at programming it to go thru the maze & didn't run off the table when they were just free driving. i got her one for christmas this year (been playing with it before she opens it). the 2 main issues with it are the horrible Sphero app to just drive the ball around & the fact you need to realign it constantly. forward eventually becomes right or even backwards so you have to stop & re-aim the ball to yourself. most frustrating thing is just make an app to drive it around, but instead they clog the interface with games you really don't want to play. missions & other garbage. make all those really stupid games another app or at least have the ability to shut them off. it keeps hounding you to earn points or try new games when all you want to do is chase the cat around the living room.

      • Written by terry S from Los Angeles

      20 of 26 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?SPRK app is good, but the Sphero app is a pain in the behind!

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