Sphero have released a new version of their Sphero ball – SPRK (Schools – Parents – Robots – Kids). The SPRK ball is the same as the Sphero 2.0 but it has a clear shell. Alongside this new version, they’ve also released a new SPRK coding app.

The App works with the new Sphero SPRK Edition but also with the older Sphero 2.0 and uses a block-based building structure that will be familiar to any teacher that’s seen Scratch.

SPRK is simple enough for beginners of all ages, yet sophisticated enough for seasoned programmers. The SPRK community  is thriving as thousands of kids shape their future through fun and discovery.

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Teach Your Robot Programs : Combine simple commands like roll, spin, and color change to create more complex instructions for your robot to follow.

Text-Based Code Viewer : After combining commands, see the code and use this as a foundation to learn more about programming.

Visual Block-Based Programming : Transform ideas into code by using visual blocks that represent their C-based language, OVAL.

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It’s a handy free app. And if you’ve already got a Sphero it’s well worth adding to your coding folder. Also take a look at Tickle, as well as MacroLab and OrbBasic.

You can download SPRX here.