The Sphero RVR programmable robotic car was one of Kickstarter’s most successful programs and raised over $1 million.
Looking at its specs, it’s easy to see why.
For younger kids, the Sphero RVR can be driven right out of the box, using the Sphero Edu app to control it manually or through basic visual programming.
For older ones, the same Sphero Edu app is a treasure trove of easily learnable coding skills and the sensors on the RVR allow for pretty much infinite customization.
It has a gyroscope, magnetometer, infrared sensors, light and even color sensors that help it navigate terrain.
Even more, thanks to its 4-pin UART, it can become fun for the whole family, as you can connect it to a Raspberry Pi or Arduino.
In terms of customization, the sky’s pretty much the limit with the Sphero RVR – with enough tinkering, you could even turn it into a tiny Mars Rover for your home.
Oh yes, and Sphero says “RVR’s ambient light, color and 9-axis IMU can send and receive signals to interact with other Sphero robots” so, if you have a BB-8 at home, he won’t be neglected.