Sphero BOLT

Sphero BOLT STEM Kit contents

With a striking LED matrix and advanced sensors, the Sphero BOLT app-enabled robot provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning. Sphero BOLT’s eye-catching, programmable 8x8 light matrix opens up an endless array of coding and gaming capabilities. Use advanced sensors to track speed, acceleration, and direction, or drive BOLT without having to aim your robot thanks to the compass. BOLT also features infrared communication, allowing your robot to “talk” with other BOLTs. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a strong scratch-resistant shell, this robot’s brawn matches its brilliance. Program BOLT with the Sphero Edu app from nearly any mobile or desktop device, discover awesome community-created activities, or just drive and play. Create and customize games and learn to code by drawing on your screen, using Scratch™ blocks, or writing JavaScript text.

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The Kindle Fire tablets included in this kit come with the following 2 apps installed.

Sphero Edu App Icon  Sphero Edu

BOLT can be coded in three different ways using the Sphero Edu app: draw programming, block programming, and text programming. Sphero Edu also allows users to set BOLT's LED colors and zoom around in drive mode.

*To automatically save your programs and activities in the cloud and view community programs, users must sign in either using the NORWELD Sphero Edu account information provided in the kit or by signing up for a free Sphero Edu account.


Sphero Play App Icon  Sphero Play

Connect and drive your Sphero robots several different ways or use your robot as a controller to play different games.


This STEM Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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