Sphero Edu

4.5 (1.5K)
133.1 MB
Age rating
Current version
Sphero, Inc.
Last update
3 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for Sphero Edu

4.51 out of 5
1.5K Ratings
6 years ago, Anonymous8267
Disable Free Drive Mode?
We love the Sphero Edu app and the ability to help kids understand the basics of coding! The only problem we have is that kids will often get sidetracked once they find out how to just drive the sphero around like an RC car. Is there any way to disable this feature? That’d be really helpful. If there isn’t a way to currently do this it’d be something nice to see in future updates!!
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5 years ago, The UniQueen
Pretty cool 😎
🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄 Ok let’s get started: First, I would like to know if there is any way to block people. I was scrolling through the programs people posted and saw something very very disturbingly creepy (I can’t unsee it now) that somebody decided to use as the pic they posted the program with. Kids my age shouldn’t have to see what I saw, that was too much for me to handle. If there is already a way to block people, I probably haven’t been looking hard enough, lol 😂 Also, I think that we should be able to do more stuff besides make programs if you don’t have a public account. It would be nice if there was a little guide that told you what each block does—e.g. explain how they work. I’m a first time programmer so I don’t know what “create a variable” and “true && true” means. Thx! Overall this is pretty fun. But since I don’t know what most of the blocks do—except for “move” and “speak”, ha ha—it’s gotten hard to create most programs. Thanks for understanding! -The UniQueen 🦄👸🏻 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄
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4 years ago, hhhhkbhhbui
Something wrong with my bolt
I used to love Sphero but I am very disappointed at it now. I got a Sphero bolt for Christmas a year ago,I didn't use it just much and it was very well taken care of but 3 months later it wouldn't charge . I contacted sphero customer support somebody told me a couple things that I could try but that didn't work. I got it for Christmas so I don't know where it was from I didn't have the box either. I was told that I could only get a replacement if it was from the Sphero itself. My bolt broke within the one year warranty. Although I am frustrated with Sphero, Devrann Harding was a good customer support agent. Best regards Luke
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7 years ago, Movie lover dude
Great app even for non programers. Just add microphone option
Great app. There are a a bunch of programs from the sphero community and I was even able to create my own through simple dragging and dropping some blocks. i am not a programmer but I could learn to use it without trouble. I love that I can set how my sphero moves, make sounds and speak. The sound library is good but I wish I could add my own sounds. Is it possible to enable the app to use a microphone so i could record my own sounds? Or at least include one from my ipad library? These would be a simple but great functionality to add in a future update.
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4 years ago, Silent Thunder Storm
I just simply love it
I think that this is the best app and robot in the world. I just want to ask for a modification. Its the camera. I kind of was expecting that the robot had a camera built in, so when I saw the word camera I thought that it would show what the robot saw. I was a bit disappointed. I hope you consider this, Thanks.
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1 year ago, rebeldawg3884
Garbage Company
Sphero is a garbage, scam company. Have 3 droids (BB-8, R2-D2 and BB-9E) and Lightning McQueen that no longer work because of this company just deciding to no longer make usable apps for them. Literally close to $1000 in items bought from this company that less than 10 years (5 in the case of Lightning McQueen) that just basically no longer usable. Go preach your education and building for the future somewhere else because the only thing you’ve educated me on is you only care about the money not the product. Unfortunately I can’t give ZERO stars because that’s what you would get.
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4 days ago, The coding guy
Bad range but nice coding
I’ve had a Sphero rvr+ for 2 years I love it and the coding is super nice but the range on the rvr+ is not that great for a car that can do lots of things like all terain driving. The introduction Video says it is the go anywhere do anything robot but for the range it is not good. Also my son is ready for text coding but there are no lessons on that. It says bolt is compatible with the text lessons but my rvr+ is not
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7 years ago, L mcqueen95
No longer working
I had my BB-8 for two years, downloaded this app, and it was working fine. But, after a few days, my BB-8 no longer connects! I think it’s something to do with its antenna falling off, but I’m not sure. The BB-8 app works perfectly, but not this app! Please fix this! Edit: I finally got it to connect to BB-8, but now I can’t start the program! Please fix this! Edit of my edit: I fixed it. I just had an unnecessary “End program”. But now, days later, it won’t connect again!
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2 years ago, Willkiller2000
Connection issues
I had a bb8 when they came out in 2015 and it was great and I just found it again recently, basically mint, and I figured out that the original app no longer exists. So I found out that this app is compatible but every time I try to connect to it, it says connecting but does it for ages or the app will freeze and it never does connect. Quite sad that they charged $150 for these things in 2015 and now they are basically out of commission. This company blows and I will not buy any more products from it.
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5 years ago, daring dany X
best app ever
this was the best app ever it was better then my star wars “Droids By Sphero” app it was glitching a heck of a lot thats when i found dis bad boy and played it also i cant recive the E-Mails for to activate my childs account and neither can i please help me and my son jimmy i still have the app but now i deleted so i hope everyone out there enjoys this app!! Sincerly, Marina (works for nitendo)
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2 years ago, snapchat dissapoinment
Legacy Products
Worst app from Sphero that I have seen yet. I used to use 2 different apps to control my BB8 droid they had cool features like boosting and buttons to press to make BB8 shake his head, nod, survey etc. Since they have removed the other apps and moved into the EDU they have not added anything to make the droid enjoyable to drive. I can now only select one speed and have a joystick for directions that is all. They need to bring the better features over to this one I no longer receive what I paid for.
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6 years ago, inkedstina
Connection issue
I was excited when but I bought this robot for my son but I’ve been having a lot of issues with connection this company has terrible customer service they never got back to me regarding my concerns I’ve tried everything they suggest on their website it will connect once then won’t connect at all spent all day trying to connect I’m very disappointed I regret buying the robot they heavily market this robot as educational but it can’t be educational if it doesn’t work i don’t recommend people buy it
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5 years ago, Jenny-Vote For Jenna!🥰🥳😁
Really Good!
I have found no problems with this app. A great feature is that children can learn basic coding! Or you could control it different ways. You can also see and try out programs that other people made. Overall this app is a great way to spend time while coding!
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5 years ago, SnowWhalez
Sign in through google is broken
Help I can’t log into my account Iv already updated the app but I can’t sign in with google anymore. I tried making a new account but the app says I already have registered my email. I can log on through the sphero website but not the app.
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5 years ago, sophie erdmann
Read for info...
This game is very fun. I do recommend it, though I think Sphero play is a lot better. I have a Sphero mini it is harder to use for me my cousins have R2D2. It’s a Whole lot easier. I like how it teaches you coding, you can see people’s photos that they post. I sometimes see good things sometimes like funny screenshots from other apps like ROBLOX, Minecraft and fortnite. I recommend this app and the robot, but if your a parent and your child doesn’t have a phone or tablet, get them that first so their not asking you 24-7 can I have your phone or something like that. It is a very cool apps for not just kids, maybe pre teens or even teenagers or adults!
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5 years ago, tyty3015
Great game
This game is amazing it teaches you you new things i wish that there will be a robot that will have camera on it so that you can drive other places without having to follow it everywhere. But all I can say is keep up the great work
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2 years ago, L the bob
No public programs
Hi Sphero, I have to say, I LOVE your robots and I used to play with them every day! But now I can not post any public programs! I also can not view any public programs. Can you please fix that! Also, my bolt stoped connecting and I have only had it for 1/2 year. Can you tell me what I can do to fix it? Thanks so much!!
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4 years ago, MCK-TX
Videos not playing - Please fix
As at least another reviewer has noted, the videos are not working. When selecting a video, the player briefly launches with a black screen and then the app closes the player and reverts back to previous screen. This is happening on both my iPhone and iPad. The only way I can watch these Sphero activity videos is by performing the activity on my MBP (using Safari).
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4 years ago, ericbrandon
In-app videos don’t play, makes it hard to learn
Seems like a bug, but reproduces on both my iPad Pro and my iPhone X. Every time I try to play a video in one of the activities, it brings up the video player for a second then dismisses itself almost immediately without playing. Makes it hard to learn how to use the app well to program the Sphero with my kids. Please fix! :)
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5 years ago, Modern Envy
Program Problems, Not!
With all other programming apps I’ve used there has been bugs, glitches, & viruses. In this program I have found no problems for my programming needs. Looking to program, & learn more about tech, I suggest this app! 😁😁💕
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6 years ago, barge
It’s amazing
This app is great I use it to make programs but mainly to use other people’s programs, The only thing i dislike about this is that you can’t search people unless you go to Sphero’s website, other than that this is an amazing app.
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7 years ago, Susieska
Great new features!
I've used Sphero robots, to teach coding and robotics in me Ed Tech course, for 2 years. This app far exceeds the last version, it is user friendly and offers some fun new coding options. I'm looking forward to using this new app in my course this fall.
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4 years ago, dyhdhkoufg
Great but sad
Once I got my arr2 for Christmas I had a great time and the year after that it didn’t charge or move at all I called Sphero and he said that I had to replace it but my parents won’t let me
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4 years ago, YogiMDB
I love how quick it is to learn and easy it is to operate. I also like how you can get advanced if you want and there are instructional videos and educational links to help you do anything you want to do.
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4 months ago, American sphero owner
I like Sphero edu
I like it, but I wished it was a feature for changing the format of free drive if you connect Ollie only because I missed the original Ollie app because I used that one feature that it stands on one wheel and jump So please devs please put this feature or the original Ollie app
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7 years ago, Betpchem
Great improvements!
My middle school students are enjoying learning to program. I love the new features, particularly the sound and the tracking data.
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2 years ago, Dance is awesome!
Fun but couldn’t play😀😢
The game is really fun but I clicked on something wrong and I couldn’t get back! So I deleted it because I couldn’t play. It is still a fun game and it was my mistake. You should definitely get it, just try not to click the wrong thing!😂
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4 years ago, Hacker34
Amazing App to learn programming
I have the bolt and with this app it’s amazing tool to learn to program. I have been teaching my 6 year old and she just loves it. So simple and great examples. Love how the community is built right into the app.
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1 year ago, Kingdavid1c119
I want my droid app back
I purchased the R2D2 droid from this company and it worked great and was fun to show off. Now I can’t use my R2D2 because the app for it was removed. This app however still has “basic controls” which is SMALL fraction of what the old app used to do! If Sphero could add additional controls, I would be HAPPY to change my review, until then 1 star!
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2 years ago, JNoonan79
BB8 controls available with this app?
Excellent app that is no longer available. What is your workaround using the current features of this app? Defiantly provides pause for purchasing school district wide products as our example has lost its app from Apple store access.
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4 years ago, im dumv
sooo good
it is fun (this is coming from a nine year old) and it is educational. It’s so fun and interesting that sometimes I forget I’m learning! it is a good app so continue to update and improve for future people of the world!
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1 year ago, CurtisD015
Bad support
I can’t understand how a company would leave so many people unsupported after spending hundreds of dollars on their products.. This app does work for the Star Wars bots but not as they were initially intended and it’s kind of a joke.. The Star Wars line is pretty much useless since they removed the original App.. How about a paid version of the original App ?
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6 years ago, Gumnut Seconds
When I found out that this app can be applied to all the Sphero toys,(not including Spider-Man or lightning McQueen) I was amazed! It unlocks features that aren’t normally available. And it makes coding easy. 5-Stars, 11 out of 10, 110%
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Working Fine For My iPhone 6 until update
The app was doing pretty good until it stopped working on my iPhone 6. Every time when I run a program my phone crashes. It still works with other devices but my phone. Can you fix this?
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5 years ago, tahuff
Great app for a great device!
So far (3 days) I’ve got nothing but positive feedback for this app. I’m working my way through the lessons and find them clear and concise. Thank you!
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6 years ago, joebobhero
Amazing! Must get!
The app has top me a lot of programming skills in the few days that I've had the app and I've had more fun with my sphero than I would ever have without the app!
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6 years ago, Coloring Karen
Easy to Learn!
Very easy to begin coding BB-8. Went from Drive- Draw- Block in just a few minutes. 12 year old loves it! Also my class of PreK 4 learned in just a few tries!
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4 years ago, Joshua123🤑
Awesome Sphero
This Sphero is a great robot and a great app as well but one thing Is that it wobbles around after going at top speed. But otherwise it is a great thing to play with and I like that it can go on water 💧 😎😎😎😎👍👍
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4 months ago, bb8 user
Pls don’t disable free drive
I love sphero edu and it helps teach kids coding and in there free time they could free drive I love this app and how it goes with all of you legacy products
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4 years ago, Brett22
Very intuitive
The coding works amazingly well. This would be a five star review if the elements were better defined in the software. It is easy enough to discover how they work by finding example programs.
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5 years ago, i just, don't know. :D
Really good but could use another bot
I know I know, there is so much robots already. But, I wanna see a new one or two. More under 👇🏻 =) Just kidding! But it’s a five star!!!!!!!!! Also how do u name ur droid/robot/bot? Mine, the Sphero mini, is Sm-B2de
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6 years ago, w.gon360
Sphero mini
I love it kuz it fits in my pocket but the shell is crappy and should come with a rubber cover. I can’t figure out the games, though. Perhaps I should’ve chosen “parent” since I’m 35 instead of “learner” lol 🤙🏽
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6 years ago, bluetooth fan
Looks great
What would be awesome would have the ability to connect the Sphero original to the app the other programming apps are comber some to work with. this app is easy to get into. Now that I have a Sphero mini I wish there is some way to measure battery level.
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7 years ago, Unknownbeing
Good app for learning and coding
This app is good for beginning coders is simple may have a couple bugs but honestly it's as big as you make it and how you imagine so have fun
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5 years ago, Mayday0331
Great app for school
I use this app for my 3-5 grade STEM club. Works with most of their devices and the schools chromebooks. I do wish it worked with older IPads since tech is limited.
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5 years ago, spheronewbie
Latest update killed my programs
The latest update killed couple of my programs with the following when I view the program "this program can not be loaded. It must be properly formatted .lab file"
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7 years ago, ME.......HI
Not working anymore 🤔
So, I loved the lighting lab...and this version came along and I was excited. But, when I create a new program it won't play and other programs I had don't work like they used to...like the vibrate option now shakes. I don't know why but I really want this app to work again...PLEASE fix it😔🙏🏼
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4 years ago, xbonesplays
Javascript gang on top
Imagine using blocks this post was made by me who definitely doesent copy paste blocks as javascript and pretend to not do that
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2 years ago, ianiscool:)
I don’t see a problem it’s perfect
Perfect my bb9 works great it has great speed and is great for entertainment
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4 years ago, krkpatrck
The Videos Won’t Play
I tried to do an activity after just downloading the app and the activity videos will not play. They are non-responsive.
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