For years, Sphero has pushed to bring robotics into the classroom. Now, the company wants to bring robotics and coding lessons to the living room, too. Today, the company unveiled the Sphero Mini Activity Kit: 15 step-by-step activities that can be done at home, as well as app updates aimed at budding coders.
“Mini Activity Kit takes our popular Mini robot a step further by offering an affordable at-home learning experience that mirrors guided lessons taught in schools,” said Paul Berberian, Sphero’s CEO. “We wanted to give kids and their parents even more tools to create, explore and invent.”
Recently, Sphero has been busy acquiring companies like LittleBits and Specdrums. It’s released products like music-making rings and its RVR rover. Its last sphere-robot, the Sphero Bolt came out last fall and retails for $150. The Sphero Mini Activity Kit proves Sphero is still committed to its tiny, round bots, and when the kit arrives on October 2nd, it will be just $79.99, almost half the price of the Sphero Bolt.