Sphero RVR All-Terrain Fully Programmable Robot
Watch the Sphero RVR Video
[RVR Logo slowly zooms back]
[RVR The Go Anywhere Do Anything Programmable Robot]
[Flash to white]
[young boys pulls RVR from its package and sets it on the kitchen counter]
[Hand clicks the RVR roll cage on]
[Hand turns RVR key to lock in the battery]
[Young boy reads instructions]
[On Board Sensors]
[Thumb pushes connect on smart phone app]
[Hand steers RVR to the right using Joystick drive]
[RVR drives across the concrete floor behind a basket]
[RVR transitions and drives across a rocky dessert]
[RVR drives through a small canyon]
[RVR drives through sand]
[RVR drives up a small mountain]
[Sweep over small mountain and into a classroom]
[Student types Micro Bit code on a laptop]
[Top down on table top with various computer parts and RVR batteries]
[Girls hand slides a battery into RVR]
[RVR drives across a table with colored squares]
[The robotic arm on RVR picks up nuts and bolts with an electro magnet]
[RVR takes the nuts and bolts and drops them into a 3D printed dump truck]
[The nuts and bolts fall onto a sheet of metal]
[Man picks up a bolt with tweezers and screws it into a robotic arm on top of RVR]
[Man programs the robotic arm and watches it raise]
[Man plugs cables into a computer board on the back of RVR]
[Third Party Hardware Compatibility]
[Man walks across cold wet black sand with RVR in hand]
[He sets RVR with robotic arm on wet black sand and drives it]
[RVR stops and inserts moisture sensor into the wet sand]
[The robotic arm on RVR turns and inserts a pH water tester into an active stream]
[RVR, with a anemometer on top, drives across a field of green moss]
[Man bends down and picks up RVR with anemometer on top]
[RVR stops and inserts moisture sensor into the wet sand]
[Sphero RVR logo. The Go Anywhere Do Anything Programmable Robot]
Sphero RVR robot offers a bold new take on programmable robots. It’s drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customization. Sphero RVR provides a hackable mobile platform for beginners, educators, students, and tech hobbyists.
Download the Sphero Edu app to drive or program RVR anywhere. It's equipped with all-terrain treads, a powerful motor, and plenty of torque so you can go faster and farther. Obstacles or uneven surfaces won't affect RVR's ability to drive straight, thanks to a sophisticated, vector-based control system.
But, driving RVR is just the beginning. RVR’s extremely hackable platform, featuring a 4-pin UART and an onboard power source, allows you to connect and run third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, or Arduino. Build the robot of your dreams and then program it with the Sphero Edu app. Chances are, if you can hack it, RVR can do it.
From beginners to technical hobbyists, RVR has something for everyone
Drive RVR right out of the box, no assembly or complicated setup required
A powerful motor, all-terrain treads, and plenty of torque give you the freedom to drive RVR just about anywhere
Highly accurate, professional-level control system handles obstacles or uneven surfaces
Packed with sensors—color sensor, light sensor, IR, magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope
Removable, rechargeable battery delivers enough juice to power RVR and third-party hardware
Expansion plate works with most third-party hardware including Raspberry Pi, Arduino, MicroBit, and more
What’s in the Box
Sphero RVR robot
Roll cage shell
Mounting plate for third-party development
USB-A to USB-C cable
Removable rechargeable high-capacity battery with battery key
Quick start guide
Input Type: USB
Internet Access: Some Features Require Internet Access
Cable Length: 36 in./91.4 cm
Connections: USB-A, USB-C
Bluetooth Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0
Power Source: Battery power, USB
Batteries: Lithium Ion
Battery life: Approximately two hours
Charge Time: Approximately three hours
Height: 4.49 in./11.4 cm
Length: 7.24 in./18.39 cm
Width: 8.5 in./21.59 cm
Weight: 2.5 lb./1.13 kg
Operating System: iOS 9 or later, OS X 10.9 or later
Mfr. Part Number: RV-01APW
UPC or EAN No.: 817961024323
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 limited on parts and labor
Lithium-Based Battery Shipments
Due to standalone lithium-based battery shipping restrictions, this product may only ship via ground and is subject to domestic and international shipping requirements. If the final ship-to address cannot be shipped to via ground, the order may be subject to cancellation.
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air 2
- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015 - 2017)
- MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018 and later)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015 - 2017)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016 and later)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016 - 2019)
Answers from the community
Can the Sphero be driven through puddles of water?
- Asked by Michael B from Bondi Junction
- on Nov 30, 2019
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Sphero Edu is your hub to create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot.
Sphero Edu is built for makers, learners, educators, and parents. Join the growing community and share your creations to inspire and be inspired. The interactive platform allows you to keep track of your class or group from one easy place. Anyone can save their progress, jump from device to device, and continue the discovery from anywhere. Preparing for the future has never been so fun.
SPHERO EDU FEATURES
PROGRAMS: Program your bots in 3 ways with Draw, Block, and Text modes. Start with the basics and grow.
SENSOR DATA: See location, accelerometer, gyroscope, velocity, and distance sensor data through visual graphs.
ACTIVITIES: Program a painting. Navigate a maze. Mimic the solar system. The only limit is your imagination.
TAKE A DRIVE: Need a brain break? Set LED colors on your robot and zoom around in Drive mode.
ASSIGNMENTS: Are you a teacher? Monitor progress by creating and assigning activities to students.
INTEGRATIONS: Simplify classroom use by signing in and syncing classrooms with Google and Clever accounts.
COMMUNITY: Create an account, share your programs, and learn together with other creative coders.
Supported Robots: Sphero RVR, Sphero BOLT, Sphero SPRK+, Sphero SPRK Edition, Sphero 2.0, Sphero Mini, Ollie, BB-8, BB-9E, R2-D2, R2-Q5
Unsupported Robots: Sphero Original, Force Band, Lightning McQueen, Spider-Man
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