Sphero BOLT Coding Robot

SKU: K002ROWFFP

Get started learning STEM at home with Sphero BOLT and our how-to resources guide for parents and remote educators. 

BOLT is Sphero’s most advanced coding robotic ball to date, providing even more ways to express inventive ideas and experience the power of programming. 

Sphero BOLT is ideal for educators to send home with students. With BOLT, STEAM learning can be easily facilitated at home and guided by parents. Packed with plenty of programmable sensors and a colorful LED light matrix, Sphero BOLT is paving the way for the next generation of coders.

  • Display custom graphics and real-time data with BOLT’s 8x8 programmable LED matrix and let your creativity shine through  
  • Equipped with advanced robot sensors that you can program and use to learn more about robotics 
  • Play educational games, create your own and learn how to code through hands-on play and STEAM activities 
  • Keep the ball rolling longer than ever with 4+ hours of playtime on a single charge  
  • Create iridescent experiences with the Sphero BOLT coding robot 
  • Recommended for grades 3+ and ages 8+

Download our free, in-depth, standards-aligned BOLT Power Pack Educator Guide to easily get started and go further with BOLT in your classroom.

SpheroCare Warranty
1 year: $17.99
2 year: $24.99
3 year: $32.99

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What's Included

  • Sphero BOLT robot ball
  • Inductive charging base with USB charging cable
  • 360-degree protractor with heading, directions, and clock
  • Sphero sticker sheet
  • Quick start guide
  • BOLT At-home Learning Guide

Product Dimensions

2.87 × 2.87 × 2.87 inches

Device Compatibility

Sphero Edu App: Code using Draw, Blocks, or Javascript. Access 1000s of activities and manage your classroom. Chrome, Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Kindle

Sphero Play App: Kids use Block Drive for an intro to programming with colorful blocks. iOS, Android, Kindle

Price:
$179

Tech Specs

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Cybersecurity illustration with BOLT STEM robot.

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Take STEM Learning Home

Get started learning STEM at home with Sphero BOLT and our how-to resources guide for parents and remote educators.

Use CARES Act funding to help with distance learning needs and Sphero blended-learning solutions. Our at-home learning solutions are designed for a classroom-of-one and individualized learning so there’s no need to worry about shared materials.

This getting-started guide includes introductory activities, troubleshooting tips, measurements for success, and supplemental resources to make it easy for educators to send home with students and for families to facilitate STEM learning at home.

 

Kids play and program in striking new ways

BOLT's programmable sensors include a compass, light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, motor encoders, and infrared communications. Because of these advanced sensors, manually aiming your Sphero is now a thing of the past. BOLT’s built-in compass lets you automatically aim and drive your educational robot, plus you can program BOLT to follow real-world directions on a map. You can also code with the ambient light sensor that can tell if it’s light or dark, allowing for programming conditions based on brightness.
Students playing with Sphero BOLT in classroom.
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INTRODUCTORY STEM ACTIVITIES

The Sphero Edu app contains a robust library of guided STEAM and computer science lessons, activities, and programs, consisting of varying skill level and content areas. Wondering where to start? We’ve curated a selection of getting started activities to walk you and your kid(s) through the basics of programming and creating with BOLT.

 

Family working together on Sphero BOLT STEM activities.

An educational robot with prismatic perfection

BOLT’s 8x8 LED light matrix allows you to program your robot using code to display characters, vector graphics, sensor data, or play games on the matrix itself. Sphero BOLT can also 'talk' to other BOLTs using 360° infrared communication. Become a storyteller using multiple robots and program advanced movements to carry out scenes. You won’t be able to take your eyes off it! 

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Sphero Edu goes #BeyondCode

Sphero Edu provides a STEAM-based toolset unbounded in its potential. Sphero Edu uses programmable robots and STEAM activities to foster students’ creativity through discovery and play while laying the foundation for computer science and other STEM fundamentals. Our program goes #BeyondCode with collaborative play-based activities, nurturing students’ imagination unmatched by other STEM education programs. Cross-platform apps are approachable for all skill levels so you can encourage learning and creativity in any grade. 

Learn to code with robotics

Sphero BOLT fosters a love of robotics, coding, and STEM principles – all through play-based learning. Connect to Sphero apps using Bluetooth Smart and program your robot, explore thousands of STEAM activities made by Sphero and the community, and create your own. Then, share your creations with the Sphero community!

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  • Introduce young learners to computer science principles with screenless and app-enabled coding options!

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  • Our best-selling bot with endless possibilities for creative expression is great for beginner to advanced coders.

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WAYS TO CODE

  • Screenless Coding Concepts: Students discover how to program indi through color.

    Sphero Edu Jr App: Kids learn block coding concepts by changing how indi reacts to different color cards.
    iOS, Android, Kindle

  • Sphero Edu: Code using Draw, Blocks, or JavaScript. Access 1000s of activities and manage your classroom.
    Chrome, Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Kindle

    Sphero Play: Kids use Block Drive for an intro to programming with colorful blocks.
    iOS, Android, Kindle

  • Sphero Edu: Code using Draw, Blocks, or JavaScript. Access 1000s of activities and manage your classroom.
    Chrome, Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Kindle

    Sphero Play: Kids use Block Drive for an intro to programming with colorful blocks.
    iOS, Android, Kindle

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    Chrome, Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Kindle

    Sphero SDK: Hack RVR and 3rd-party hardware with our extensive Software Development Kit (SDK).

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App Download

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What’s in the Sphero BOLT box for kids?

  • Sphero BOLT robot ball 
  • Inductive charging base with USB charging cable 
  • 360-degree protractor with heading, directions, and clock  
  • Sphero sticker sheet
  • Quick start guide

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