Sphero's Rolling Robots Gain a Tiny Display and the Ability to Roam in Packs

Originally sold as the world’s first remote control ball, #Sphero’s baseball-sized rolling toy has evolved over the years to eventually become one of the most accessible ways to learn the basics of coding robots. Bolt, the company’s latest creation, adds new abilities and ways to automate the bot’s behavior, including identifying and interacting with other rolling bots nearby. [Read More]

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Bolt, the company’s latest creation, adds new abilities and ways to automate the bot’s behavior, including identifying and interacting with other rolling bots nearby.
Photo: Andrew Liszewski (Gizmodo)AdvertisementAs with the SPRK and SPRK+, #Sphero doesn’t hide the Bolt’s guts behind a mysterious, opaque shell like it did with past products.
The display provides improved visual feedback on what exactly the robot is doing, like flashing a lightning bolt icon while the ball is charging.
But it can also be programmed using the #Sphero Edu app to show any message or icon you want as part of customized code.
Is the Bolt a cheaper, $150 alternative to spending thousands of dollars learning to code at college?

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The #Sphero rolling robot is the most fun alternative to learning to code (as apposed to spending thousands of dollars on boring courses). #Coding #Technology #Robot #Trend

Source: Gizmodo