I was geeking out over my new toy all day today – the new Sphero Bolt. It’s my first ever robot and a great introduction to robotics – especially for someone who is curious about the topic (and is planning to start creating content about it soon).
It’s so cute, I can’t help but think of it as a little animal rather than a robot. Luckily, the only thing this little cutie “eats” is electricity – and it comes with a little charging station that holds it in place. That’s the first thing you need to do with it once you take it out of the box and in the meantime you can download Sphero’s Educational app.
Bolt is very round and to be honest I wasn’t sure how well it would move with no wheels, but it’s very quick. In fact, I had to take it off the table, because it almost fell off within the first second of me running my program. It was much safer on the floor haha!
You can program for it to move around (it can spin, go in different directions and change speeds), make noises (naturally, mine was making chicken noises) and to change
So now that I’m officially a robot mama, I can say that those are so much fun. I can see how children would get very excited to play with them and the amazing thing is that they would learn how to program without even realising it. I love Sphero’s approach to education! I hope to see more parents and more educators using this toy to help the next generation of girls and boys learn how to code.
I can definitely say that Sphero’s Bolt a great toy for anyone really, even for adults. And I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! 😉