This course introduces the Sphero, a ball-shaped robot that can be controlled and programmed via a smartphone or tablet. Students will create programs that allow the Sphero to move in certain ways and light up. Mathematical concepts will be introduced, like compass heading calculations, distance as a function of velocity over time, and percentages.
Robert Mangold is an engineer who loves gadgets and coding. He writes software for a living, specializing in user interfaces, but also enjoys exercising his electrical engineering degree and fiddling with hardware and robotics.