Sphero BOLT Review

The Sphero BOLT is a programmable robot ball about as big as a baseball that kids and adults alike can code and drive around, making learning much more fun and hands-on.

Sphero Bolt – Coding Robot Ball – Beginner to Advanced Programming – Ages 8+ – Learn to Code 3 Ways: Draw, Blocks, Javascript – Programmable Sensors – LED Matrix – Durable and Waterproof Design
  • MORE THAN JUST A ROBOT: Sphero BOLT is a programmable robot ball that you can drive and code, providing endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning. Advanced yet approachable, you can learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community. With BOLT, STEAM learning can be easily facilitated at home and guided by parents. Download the BOLT At-Home Learning Guide under product guides and documents.
  • ADVANCED SENSORS & LED MATRIX: Packed with plenty of programmable sensors including a compass, light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, and infrared communications, along with an eye-catching and animated LED matrix, Sphero BOLT is paving the way for the next generation of coders.
  • PROGRAM IRIDESCENT EXPERIENCES: BOLT provides endless ways to express inventive ideas and experience the power of programming. Powered by the free Sphero Edu app, you can create and customize games and code BOLT by drawing on your screen, using drag and drop coding blocks, or writing JavaScript.
  • BUILT TO LEARN & PLAY: This educational robot features a durable scratch-proof clear plastic shell, inductive charging for 4+ hours of play, and connects via Bluetooth SMART so you can see your commands and creations come to life. Play educational games or create your own through hands-on play and STEAM activities.
  • INSPIRING THE CREATORS OF TOMORROW: With our undeniably cool fleet of programmable robots and educational STEAM tools, we’re inspiring a new generation of inventors and changemakers through hands-on applied learning of coding, science, music and the arts.

What’s in the box?

The box contains the Sphero BOLT, the inductive charging base with the USB cable for it, a protractor with heading, directions and clock as well as a sticker sheet and the quick start guide.

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Sphero Ball Review Card
  • Functionality - 9.9/10
  • Design - 9.7/10
  • Value - 9.7/10
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