Robot Nation

Robots are on the rise. But, you may not even realize it because unlike in the movies, they aren't built in the likeness of human beings. Meet Sphero & Ollie — programmable robots small enough to hold in your hand but packed with more fun and interactive possibilities than you can imagine. Controlled by your smartphone or tablet, Sphero 2.0 is compatible with over 20 games and apps (including one that introduces kids to the basics of programming, robotics, and math). Ollie is part of the next generation of robots from Orbotix. It offers both speed and easy manueverability. Right out of the box, these robots can light up, change colors, twirl, and roll. They are waterproof and so durable even your dog can play with them. But Fido will have to wait his turn once the kids figure out Sphero 2.0 can be transformed into a joystick or used to enter the world of augmented reality gaming. Invented by robotocists Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, Sphero & Ollie weren't only designed with play in mind. They are also a great way to teach the next generation about programming and the future of technology. Robots are coming in all shapes and sizes, even spheres.

Orbotix

App-Controlled Robots

Robot Nation

Robots are on the rise. But, you may not even realize it because unlike in the movies, they aren't built in the likeness of human beings. Meet Sphero & Ollie — programmable robots small enough to hold in your hand but packed with more fun and interactive possibilities than you can imagine. Controlled by your smartphone or tablet, Sphero 2.0 is compatible with over 20 games and apps (including one that introduces kids to the basics of programming, robotics, and math). Ollie is part of the next generation of robots from Orbotix. It offers both speed and easy manueverability. Right out of the box, these robots can light up, change colors, twirl, and roll. They are waterproof and so durable even your dog can play with them. But Fido will have to wait his turn once the kids figure out Sphero 2.0 can be transformed into a joystick or used to enter the world of augmented reality gaming. Invented by robotocists Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, Sphero & Ollie weren't only designed with play in mind. They are also a great way to teach the next generation about programming and the future of technology. Robots are coming in all shapes and sizes, even spheres.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Adam
    Adam

    Hi ballers! I'm Adam Wilson, the co-founder and Chief Software Architect here at Orbotix. We are excited to introduce our robotic ball, Sphero 2.0, here on The Grommet. We love our Sphero superfans and appreciate your questions, so let's hear 'em!

  • Marlene
    Marlene
    5/21/2014 1:05 PM

    What age kids is this appropriate for?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/21/2014 1:42 PM

    Hi Marlene,

    We recommend ages 8+ for the Sphero. Good question - we'll be sure to add this to our details.

  • Lydia
    Lydia
    5/21/2014 1:32 PM

    Are the 20 compatible games and apps in the app store or how do we get them? Can you dev your own games for use with Sphero?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    5/21/2014 2:08 PM

    @Lydia All the apps are either in iTunes or Google Play depending on your phone type. Any yes you can dev your own games and hack on Sphero, you can even release games so the entire Sphero community can play and experience them! developer.gosphero.com

  • Lydia
    Lydia
    5/21/2014 3:29 PM

    @Adam Neat! Thanks :)

  • Victoria
    Victoria
    5/21/2014 1:32 PM

    Will Sphero 2.0 work on Android and Windows phones and tablets?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/21/2014 1:45 PM

    Hi Victoria,

    You can always find this type of info in our "details" portion when you click into the box that says "buy".

    The Sphero works with Android devices with operating system 2.2+ and there are 30+ apps available.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Orbotix

App-Controlled Robots

Robot Nation

Robots are on the rise. But, you may not even realize it because unlike in the movies, they aren't built in the likeness of human beings.

Meet Sphero & Ollie — programmable robots small enough to hold in your hand but packed with more fun and interactive possibilities than you can imagine. Controlled by your smartphone or
tablet, Sphero 2.0 is compatible with over 20 games and apps (including one that introduces kids to the basics of programming, robotics, and math). Ollie is part of the next generation of robots from Orbotix. It offers both speed and easy manueverability.

Right out of the box, these robots can light up, change colors, twirl, and roll. They are waterproof and so durable even your dog can play with them. But Fido will have to wait his turn once the kids figure out Sphero 2.0 can be transformed into a joystick or used to enter the world of augmented reality gaming.

Invented by robotocists Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, Sphero & Ollie weren't only designed with play in mind. They are also a great way to teach the next generation about programming and the future of technology. Robots are coming in all shapes and sizes, even spheres.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Adam
    Adam

    Hi ballers! I'm Adam Wilson, the co-founder and Chief Software Architect here at Orbotix. We are excited to introduce our robotic ball, Sphero 2.0, here on The Grommet. We love our Sphero superfans and appreciate your questions, so let's hear 'em!

  • Marlene
    Marlene
    5/21/2014 1:05 PM

    What age kids is this appropriate for?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/21/2014 1:42 PM

    Hi Marlene,

    We recommend ages 8+ for the Sphero. Good question - we'll be sure to add this to our details.

  • Lydia
    Lydia
    5/21/2014 1:32 PM

    Are the 20 compatible games and apps in the app store or how do we get them? Can you dev your own games for use with Sphero?

  • Adam
    Adam – Special Guest
    5/21/2014 2:08 PM

    @Lydia All the apps are either in iTunes or Google Play depending on your phone type. Any yes you can dev your own games and hack on Sphero, you can even release games so the entire Sphero community can play and experience them! developer.gosphero.com

  • Lydia
    Lydia
    5/21/2014 3:29 PM

    @Adam Neat! Thanks :)

  • Victoria
    Victoria
    5/21/2014 1:32 PM

    Will Sphero 2.0 work on Android and Windows phones and tablets?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/21/2014 1:45 PM

    Hi Victoria,

    You can always find this type of info in our "details" portion when you click into the box that says "buy".

    The Sphero works with Android devices with operating system 2.2+ and there are 30+ apps available.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.