Sphero, a company known for various devices controlled by smartphones, returns to the market with a new series of really nice accessories designed, as expected, for learning.
The Mini Activity Kit is an add-on to the company’s STEM-oriented activities: an activity kit dedicated to children that offers them everything they need to start getting into programming while still having fun. It combines writing code and playing while learning.
“Mini Activity Kit takes our popular Mini robot a step further by offering an affordable at-home learning experience that mirrors guided lessons taught in schools,” Sphero CEO Paul Berberian said of the kit. “We wanted to give kids and their parents even more tools to create, explore and invent.”
The kit comes with a robotic sphere that can be used via the Sphero Mini app and children can build their own gaming experiences with 15 activity cards that offer guided instructions for many hours of play. The sphere features a gyroscope, accelerometer, LED lights and a rechargeable battery and will keep the kids occupied by getting them to build mazes, tunnels and arenas.
For the more sports-oriented children out there, Sphero created the Mini Soccer kit that features a Sphero mini robot that looks like a soccer ball. It comes accompanied by a number of accessories that will help the kids create fun challenges, all of them centered around the sport.
The Sphero Mini Activity Kit will become available on October 2nd and will have a price tag of $79,99 while the Mini Soccer Kit will instead cost $50.
Both kits will be available via Sphero’s official website but they will also be easily found through other online retailers.