Sphero BOLT

BOLT is Sphero’s most advanced round coding robotic ball to date, providing even more ways to express inventive ideas and experience the power of programming. Packed with plenty of programmable sensors and a colorful LED light matrix, Sphero BOLT is paving the way for the next generation of coders.

Coding robot pulling a chariot.
Cybersecurity illustration with BOLT STEM robot.
Cybersecurity illustration with BOLT STEM robot.

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Check out our award-winning lessons developed to make it easy to teach cybersecurity principles to students.

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Sphero BOLT Apps & Ways to Code

iPad with Sphero Edu activity list on the screen.
iPad with Sphero Edu activity list on the screen.

Sphero Edu™ App

The Sphero Edu app is your hub to create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots. Go beyond code by incorporating unique STEAM activities to complete with your bot. Designed for learner progression, Sphero Edu beginners can give robots commands by drawing a path in the app for their robot to follow. Intermediate coders can use Scratch blocks to learn more advanced logic, while pros can use text programming and write their own JavaScript. The Sphero Edu app can be used in school or at home. Recommended for ages 8+.

Educators, learn how to use the Sphero Edu App to manage your classes and assign lessons and activities here >

Features: Draw, Blocks, and JavaScript programming for beginning to advanced coders; Drive mode; Bluetooth communication; Activity library (including standards-aligned lessons); class management (for educators); create and share programs with the community

Compatible Products: BOLTMiniRVRSPRK+, SPRK, Sphero 2.0, BB-8, BB-9E, R2-D2, R2-Q5 

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Sphero Play™ App

Find out what your Sphero robot can do in the Sphero Play app. Remote control your Sphero robot with various exciting drive modes or try out Block Drive for an intro to programming with intuitive Blocks. Create your own games or choose from pre-made games in the app. Recommended for using at home, ages 8+.

Features: 7 Drive modes (including Block Drive mode), games, Bluetooth connection

Compatible Products: BOLTMiniSPRK+, SPRK, Sphero 2.0

Activities & Curriculum

Find lessons to teach computational thinking and programming or an activity to enhance what your students are learning in math, science or language or the arts.

Programming CORE: Complete these activities to build strong foundations for programming BOLT.

Draw Programming
Manual Movement, Distance, Direction, Speed, & Color
Beginning Block Programming
Roll, Delay, Sound, Speak, & Main LED
Intermediate Block Coding
Simple Controls (Loops), Sensors, Speed, & Color & Comments
Advanced Block programming
Functions, Variables, Complex Controls (If Then), & Comparators
Beginning Text or JavaScript Programming
JavaScript Movements, Lights, & Sounds

Subject Area Activities: Choose and adapt activities to fit your classroom and grade level needs.

Computer Science Foundations standards-aligned curriculum for Sphero coding robot for kids.

Enhance your learning with Sphero's Computer Science Foundations

Computer Science Foundations is a standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum built on the K12 Computer Science Framework Principles designed to be taught along-side Sphero BOLT. Scaffolded across three courses and 72 lessons, teachers and students build Draw, Block, and Text coding skills.

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Sample Activities

Educator Guides & Resources

Getting Started with the BOLT Power Pack

Getting started with Sphero BOLT is simple! In this step-by-step video, we’ll walk you through how to get up and running with the Sphero BOLT Power Pack in your classroom including what comes in the case, accessories, educator materials, how to charge and store your robots, how to connect, and more.

Teachers wearing capes and smiling.
Teachers wearing capes and smiling.

Educator Resources

Our free teacher resources are designed to keep you informed and enrich your classroom experiences.

  • Sphero Sessions
  • Whitepapers and Case Studies
  • Self-Service Resources
  • And more
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Accessories

DIY Downloads

Product & Classroom Support