Robot for educational purposes

RS Components, a global multi-channel distributor, announced the availability of a new product, Sphero’s SPRK+, which is designed to provide students with hands-on computer programming education. Sphero embraces the understanding that game is a powerful teacher and its SPRK+ provides engaging activities and lesson plans for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) learning.

Designed to inspire creativity and invention, the SPRK+ robot delivers a complete hands-on experience for young people to learn about programming and robotics and share their creations with a community of other 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.

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.