Robot-based learning tool for students

19 November 2018

RS Components (RS) has introduced Sphero’s SPRK+, which is designed to provide students with hands-on computer programming education. Sphero was created to teach and engage students through play.

The new product supports RS’ longstanding programme to support the learning and development of the engineers of tomorrow, both at school and at higher academic levels. The SPRK+ robot delivers a hands-on experience for young people to learn about programming and robotics and share their creations with a community of Sphero users.

The SPRK+ robot is designed for use with the Sphero Edu app. The platform provides scaffolded learning activities, lesson plans and games. Combined together, kids can learn to code through simple drawing, blocks-based coding and JavaScript.

Each SPRK+ robot has a UV-coated polycarbonate shell and provides a built-in LED-supplied glow. It is controllable via Bluetooth Smart over a 100ft range and can move at up to 2m/ sec.

In addition to the availability of the individual Sphero SPRK+ robot, a special education pack that includes a set of 12 robots is available for purchase by educational institutions. Both are now shipping from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

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