Learn to Program With the Sphero Robot

This course will teach you how to program and control the Sphero robot.
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 8, 2014
Duration
2h 21m
Table of contents
Meet the Sphero Robot
Programming the Sphero
Using Percentages for Speed
Drawing Shapes
Experimenting With Colors
Introduction to orbBasic
Description
Course info
Rating
(10)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Nov 8, 2014
Duration
2h 21m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

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.