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Sphero SPRK Edition: A Robotic Toy That Helps Kids Code & Have Fun + Giveaway!


Sphero SPRK Edition.

We already live in a digital world and in fact, we are headed towards a future where coding will be the common language. It will be just as important as reading and writing and our kids will be the ones to use it every day.

You know that we are big fans of Sphero, as we have tested out the Sphero Darkside and the Sphero Ollie in the past. The SPRK is one that we were very excited to try out simply because Sphero has turned the love kids have for their tech toys into love for learning and creation. That just cannot be beat.


What’s In the Box?
  • Sphero SPRK Edition
  • Inductive charging base
  • Genuis kit with a protractor, notebook and pencil
  • Quick Start guide to get you rolling problem free
  • New Sphero SPRK app + free games available for download in the App Store, Google Play, and Windows Store
  • Power Adapter (110V – 240V compatible, USA and International style plugs)


What Will You Create?

The SPRK app experience lets you give your robot the orders with visual blocks representing code – Sphero’s own C-based language called OVAL. You can save your own programs and go back to them at any time. Once you input the code, you will immediately see the connection between the program you and your child created and how the guts of your Sphero work and react. Sphero SPRK Edition will inspire a love of robotics, coding and STEM principles all through play. With ultra-bright LED’s you can change the color and the possibilities are endless. 


Take a Peek Inside.

One of the most amazing things to see is how the inside of the Sphero SPRK works. Simply by inputting commands! Gabby came home from school one day and she told me about coding and that they had spent time coding games at school. She caught the bug and is obsessed with coding! 

When she played with the SPRK, she was blown away! Not only can you code and use app to move it but, you can go freestyle just by flipping your device and just play! So, you have the best of both worlds. With its electric motor, it can go up to 4.5 MPS! The SPRK can move!

The Specs:
  • iOS and Android Compatible
  • Goes over 4.5 mph (2m/s) Durable polycarbonate shell
  • Built-in LED glow Bluetooth connection (100 foot range)
  • Inductive charging (over 1 hour of play on a full charge)
  • Over 30 apps available that offer numerous ways to play
  • Hackable and programmable internal robot
  • App updates that introduce new features and gameplay
  • Automatic firmware updates


Get the Family Involved.

We had a lot of fun learning code and in fact, Gabby was the one teaching us. Controlling it was pretty easy with the code, I think I had more trouble controlling it on freestyle. But, not to worry–it can handle the bumps with its polycarbonate shell. The SPRK is great for the whole family and it allows for creativity when it comes to creating programs for it. Gabby wants to teach Mimi too, although she is young she is eager to learn!


SPRK Lightning App.
Program your robot
  • Download the Lightning Lab mobile app and program your robot utilizing block-based building.
  • Save your work by creating an account and jump between the app and web platform.
  • Share your programs with the community by making them public.
View and share activities
  • Browse creative activities made by Sphero and educators around the world.
  • Create your own and share it with the community.
  • Examples of activities include light painting and mimicking planetary motion with your robots.
School Support
  • Setup a virtual classroom with student logins and assign activities, track progress in real-time, and review student work.
  • Sign-in to Lightning Lab with your Clever account (more sign on services will be available in the future).
  • Create a private activity and administer it to your class without sharing it to the entire community.

You can get the app in the Apple store or Google Store.

The Perfect Toy for the Gadget Lover.

If you are looking for a toy to give to the child in your life this holiday season (or any time of the year), this one would be it. Most especially if they love gadgets and love to code. Even if they want to begin, it’s for any level and this not only makes learning fun but, effective.

It is also something they can learn at their own pace and still play with the robot on freestyle to take a break! Though, I think kids catch on very quickly and will be coding in no time! This is also a great gift for seasoned programmers, we know you are out there!

Enter to Win This Giveaway


Ready to WIN?

One lucky Whispered Inspirations reader will WIN a Sphero 2.0 SPRK Edition robot! This contest is open to CANADA only and opens on December 16th, 2015 and closes on midnight on December 31st, 2015.

Get Connected!

For more information about the Sphero SPRK, visit www.sphero.com and connect with them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. They also have a thriving community that you can join, you can read more about it, here.

What do you like most about the Sphero SPRK?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!










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  1. This sounds like such a great gift idea for so many kids. I'm always trying to encourage my daughters to pursue interests in technology and science and this would be a wonderful gift for them!!

  2. This is so cool! My nephew would love this. I like toys like this that promote learning and using new technology. I think it inspires creative thinking.

  3. That is one crazy, cool looking toy! I think my cats would probably go nuts and try to attack it. lol But my son would definitely love to play with something like that.

  4. My hubby is such a gadget guy this would be perfect for him!
    I have to admit..at first glance it totally reminded me of a Star Wars Droid. LOL!!
    Good luck everyone!!

  5. What a neat little toy! I love that companies are putting out more things for kids and the family that try to teach as well as entertain.

  6. I love that it's filled with LED lights and glows all the way around, lights spark imagination to me. So fitting for what this item is! I'm am wow-ed!

  7. I like that it Sphero's intelligence can be hacked and programmed. This toy inspires learning how to code which I believe every child should know.

  8. My 11-year-old grandson has been taking coding lessons, so I know he would love this! I need to get him this. I've never seen it before.

  9. My grandson is taking a coding class and this toy would be awesome to help him out and have fun at the same time. This is a great gift idea.

  10. Love that it is a fun toy that promotes learning, love that it teaches how to code which is becoming more important to learn.

  11. Sooo, I just sent the link to your post to my husband and he is currently combing through it in great detail. He is a programmer and since we have a daughter, I am sure he would love for her to follow in his footsteps. You’re right, with the impact that computers have had on our lives, coding with be like a second language … or it will become a necessity for everyone. This is awesome, checking into it more!

  12. I love that it's got hackable and programmable — both my kiddos would enjoy learning code (i.e. being the boss of it!).

  13. I think this is a great Christmas gift for the entire family to have fun with. Neat how many light colours it has.

  14. My oldest is really into technology and takes a tech class in Jr. High. This is a gadget that I could see being on her wish list. It seems the more I try to pull my kids away from technology, I'm constantly reminded that we live in a digital world and for them to succeed as an adult, technology is a part of their life and they will continue to use it daily.

  15. I love that you can control it with your smart phone. I also love that it’s kind of educational to, but in a fun way.

  16. My nephew is too young for it gadget but I think my god children would definitely love this toy. You're right the way technology is advancing coding will be everyday language for our children.

  17. I've got an amazing engineer minded kid and i can see him loving this educational toy! What a great way to keep kids interested in STEM and have fun at the same time!

  18. This Sphero SPRK is indeed a really awesome gadget. I myself would not mind testing this out. It would be a great gift idea for my nephew. He loves robots and computer programs etc. so this is perfect for him. Thanks for the review.

  19. The fact that it evolves is cool. I know my techy nephew or my daughter would love this. The cats and dogs may be a little interested as well!

  20. That is so cool and look like lots of fun! I like everything about it! The feature I like the most is the led light!

  21. I love that it is a learning toy. Learning to program will be a valued skill in our society and this is a great way to get kids excited about it.

  22. My favourite feature is the hard outer shell. It is incredibly durable! We have the original Sphero and my son took it everywhere, the park, the bath! They are amazing!

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