We’ve caught a bit of maker fever here at Studica. Recently, we’ve expanded our Robotics offerings to include some brilliant products that inspire hands-on engagement with technology and engineering in the classroom. One of our favorites is definitely Sphero and his new companion, Ollie. Sphero is a company – named after its flagship robot – that specializes in “connected play.” This means that it is passionate about creating products that are connected to the latest in technology and robotic innovations.
Unlike traditional learning resources, these robots and software allow you to create ever-evolving experiences that change the way you have fun, learn and explore. Sphero is the world’s first app-controlled robotic ball and is a sophisticated companion for your smartphone or tablet. Its successor, Ollie, is just as fun and educational. Ollie is programmed for tricks and has a lot more customization options. Fusing technology and robotics engages students in an entirely new way. It inspires them to pursue technology, rather than be intimidated by it. Programming isn’t easy, but you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to give young students the resources they need. Products like Sphero can help.
Sphero uses Play as a Powerful Teacher
Whether you’re an educator or a parent, the lessons included in Sphero products give kids a fun, interactive experience in programming. Watch as they engage in a new subject, while also sharpening their existing math and science skills. You can download free lessons, or see what teachers are saying about Sphero on the company’s Twitter page.
Sphero & Ollie in Action
|Speed, Tricks, Customization||—||Specialty||—||Play, Learn, Explore|
|USB Charging – 1 hr. drive time||—||Power||—||Inductive Charging – 1 hr. drive time|
|4 Apps – Driving, programming||—||Apps||—||30 Apps – Driving, Multiplayer + More|
|Over 14 MPH (6M/S)||—||Drive||—||Over 4.5 MPH (2M/S)|
|Bluetooth LE (instant connect)||—||Connection||—||Bluetooth (manual connect)|
|iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android||—||Devices||—||iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and Windows|
|Outruns Pets and Hates Water||—||Protection||—||Waterproof and Pet-proof|
Buy Sphero Today and Save
There has never been a better time to purchase a Sphero robot. Now through December 7th, you can buy the Sphero for $99.99. Originally priced at $129.99, you can take advantage of savings that will ensure your holidays are merry. Teachers and parents alike can rest at ease with the confidence that this year’s must-have toy will introduce kids to the world of technology and programming. You can find Sphero and other robotics offerings at studica.com.