Sphero is a robotic ball that you control by touching and tilting your smartphone or tablet. You can drive the robot around, play tabletop games with it, or hold it to use it as a gaming controller.
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Did You Know?
President Obama drove a Sphero during a visit to Boulder, when he said, "Give me some space to drive my ball!"
Sphero creators once shot one of their robotic balls with shotguns. The robot survived and drove after the incident.
To celebrate the holiday season, 28 Sphero balls performed a light show in New York City's Union Square in December 2012.
- Cable-free induction charging cradle. Bluetooth with range of 15 m (50 ft). Compatible with iOS 4.0+ or greater or Android 2.2 or greater.
- 7.3 cm | 2.8 in
- 7.3 cm | 2.9 in
- 7.3 cm | 2.9 in
- 0.15 kg | 0.32 lb
- 4 km/h | 2.5 mph
- Three-axis MEMS accelerometer and three-axis MEMS gyro.
- Two brushed DC motors with velocity feedback
- Two lithium-polymer batteries, inductively recharged; 1 hour of operation.
- 72-MHz ARM Cortex-M3. Bluetooth coprocessor for wireless connectivity.
- Real-time architecture; custom bootloader for over-the-air firmware updates; full API and SDK for iOS and Android.
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- POM plastic chassis with polycarbonate shell.
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