Introducing Sphero’s STEM-Based Learning Mini Activity Kit

Today, Sphero, a leader in EdTech robotics and STEM-based learning, presented their Mini Activity Kit, an app-enabled robotic ball now with even more features to explore, during Showstoppers. With the goal to empower kids to go #BeyondCode, Sphero Mini Activity Kit enables coding and playing within minutes. The Sphero Mini Activity Kit combines miniature accessories with step-by-step STEM-inspired projects that sync with the Sphero Play and Sphero Edu apps to encourage kids to start, grow and graduate through play and learning. 

It includes an exclusive clear Sphero Mini app-enabled robotic ball, buildable mazes and tunnels, pins and cones to construct your own experiences, plus 15 Activity Cards with guided instruction for hours of play. Within the kit, the Mini robot has a gyroscope, accelerometer, LED lights, and a rechargeable battery with 45 minutes of playtime.

A variety of mini games, different drive modes, and the ability to change the LED light colors are all available through the Sphero Play app, which integrates the various guided activities on the included Activity Cards. New learners can also explore the Sphero Play app’s latest feature – Block Drive.

This coding-based driving mode provides a friendly introduction to basic robot coding, perfect for beginners. Movement Blocks tell your robot which direction to roll, while Light Blocks add playful, colorful LED effects. This feature is also compatible with Sphero’s full line of robotic balls.    

Advanced users can graduate to the Sphero Edu app – empowering them to program the Mini and begin to learn coding skills. Learners start with drawing paths, transition into basic scratch blocks, and eventually have the ability to write their own JavaScript text programs using actions, controls, operators and more.

“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,” said Paul Copioli, Sphero’s CEO. “We wanted to give kids and their parents even more tools to create, explore and invent. Sphero has always been about helping kids go beyond code to unlock their creative potential.” 

Sphero Mini Activity Kit is available for purchase on ​​ and through ​select global retailers for $79.99 MSRP. 


Source: Sphero, Showstoppers