Sphero RVR: All-Terrain, Fully Programmable Robot and Customizable Hardware Platform, STEM Learning and Coding Toy, Micro:bit, Arduino, Raspberry Pi Compatible




Dimensions: 18.39 x 21.59 x 11.4 cm; 1.36 Kilograms
Model: RV01ROW
Colour: Nylon/a
Pack Quantity: 1
Batteries Required: Yes
Batteries Included: Yes
Age: 10 – 125 years
Assembly: No
Colour: Nylon/a
Quantity: 1

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24 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

     Italy

    Valido strumento per introdurre e sviluppare competenze nel coding per ragazzi giovani. accattivante ed interattivo. L ‘utilizzo prevalentemente orientato ad apprendere ed accrescere la conoscenza di Javascript.
    Penso, per, che non sia uno strumento di self learning. Occorre la guida di un adulto che conosce il programma, un genitore che abbia delle conoscenze informatiche o,diversamente, come nel mio caso, necessario affiancare un tutor.

  2. Anonymous says:

     Italy

    Valido strumento per introdurre e sviluppare competenze nel coding per ragazzi giovani. accattivante ed interattivo. L ‘utilizzo prevalentemente orientato ad apprendere ed accrescere la conoscenza di Javascript.
    Penso, per, che non sia uno strumento di self learning. Occorre la guida di un adulto che conosce il programma, un genitore che abbia delle conoscenze informatiche o,diversamente, come nel mio caso, necessario affiancare un tutor.

  3. Anonymous says:

     United States

    My son saved to buy this and he loves it! It has lived up to the description. Easy to set up.

  4. Anonymous says:

     United States

    My son saved to buy this and he loves it! It has lived up to the description. Easy to set up.

  5. Emily Schrad says:

     United States

    I got this for my robotics classroom and it is perfect for my sixth and seventh graders. They can play with it by using the controls or they can program it the same as they do the Sphero. They mostly use block programming, but we found the other day that you can switch to JavaScript which is great for me to extend my students as they learn and grow. I love that one program runs all kinds of different robots. We have Spheros (Bolt, Spark +, and mini) and now an RVR,and they all run on the same program. This is great for the kids because They don’t have to learn a new program. It’s great that we can use an iPad or a Chromebook. Our school is one to one with chrome books so I don’t have to worry about having extra technology for them. I was surprised by the speed and power that it has as well as it was a little bigger than I thought it was going to be. We have not taken it outside yet but I have no doubt that it would handle outside very well. We have run into a little problem such as if the kids drive it to aggressively it gets hot and gives them a warning. I like that it gives them a warning but I am a little surprised that they’re able to make it get hot that easily. I was also surprised at how long it took to charge the battery. It takes about a full school day to charge it all the way.

  6. Myrtis53Zwazniu says:

     United States

    I got this for my robotics classroom and it is perfect for my sixth and seventh graders. They can play with it by using the controls or they can program it the same as they do the Sphero. They mostly use block programming, but we found the other day that you can switch to JavaScript which is great for me to extend my students as they learn and grow. I love that one program runs all kinds of different robots. We have Spheros (Bolt, Spark +, and mini) and now an RVR,and they all run on the same program. This is great for the kids because They don’t have to learn a new program. It’s great that we can use an iPad or a Chromebook. Our school is one to one with chrome books so I don’t have to worry about having extra technology for them. I was surprised by the speed and power that it has as well as it was a little bigger than I thought it was going to be. We have not taken it outside yet but I have no doubt that it would handle outside very well. We have run into a little problem such as if the kids drive it to aggressively it gets hot and gives them a warning. I like that it gives them a warning but I am a little surprised that they’re able to make it get hot that easily. I was also surprised at how long it took to charge the battery. It takes about a full school day to charge it all the way.

  7. Anonymous says:

     Germany

    Der Orginalpreis ist sehr hoch, daher habe ich mich fr einen gebrauchten Artikel entschieden um ein Drittel gnstiger. Habe den Kauf nicht bereut. Es fehlten nur die Farbvorlagen und der Plastikschlssel fr das Batteriefach sonst wie Orginal.
    Ich habe diesen Roboter gekauft um die Einfache Prgrammmierbarkeit ber EDU App und die Steuerung ber das IPhon zu erkunden. Das Fahren macht nach etwas bung auch sehr viel Spa. Fr Schler mit Englischkenntnis sehr zu empfehlen aber auch fr Erwachsene mit Neugierde.

  8. Anonymous says:

     Germany

    Der Orginalpreis ist sehr hoch, daher habe ich mich fr einen gebrauchten Artikel entschieden um ein Drittel gnstiger. Habe den Kauf nicht bereut. Es fehlten nur die Farbvorlagen und der Plastikschlssel fr das Batteriefach sonst wie Orginal.
    Ich habe diesen Roboter gekauft um die Einfache Prgrammmierbarkeit ber EDU App und die Steuerung ber das IPhon zu erkunden. Das Fahren macht nach etwas bung auch sehr viel Spa. Fr Schler mit Englischkenntnis sehr zu empfehlen aber auch fr Erwachsene mit Neugierde.

  9. Anonymous says:

     United States

    Heard a lot of people having issues not lasting long for play or use. So far had for a while and still does work. Have lots of fun and long play time.

  10. KayleighBoynton says:

     United States

    Heard a lot of people having issues not lasting long for play or use. So far had for a while and still does work. Have lots of fun and long play time.

  11. Anonymous says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis one is legit! I’ve had Ollie and multiple versions of Spheros and have loved a lot about them. The RVR is amazing on another level. The basic robot is tons of fun but this goes way beyond your average “remote controlled car.” This can be coded. You can add accessories like robot arms and cameras. You can do so many amazing things with this little power packed robot! I feel like I have so much more to explore with it.

    *Note- I waited to give my review because I wanted to better text the reliability of RVR. It passed all my test and more!

    Thank you Sphero for continuing to put out great robots for fun and learning. I can see how a teacher could use these in tons of STEM lessons.

  12. MXHEllenrkpra says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 2 From Our UsersThis one is legit! I’ve had Ollie and multiple versions of Spheros and have loved a lot about them. The RVR is amazing on another level. The basic robot is tons of fun but this goes way beyond your average “remote controlled car.” This can be coded. You can add accessories like robot arms and cameras. You can do so many amazing things with this little power packed robot! I feel like I have so much more to explore with it.

    *Note- I waited to give my review because I wanted to better text the reliability of RVR. It passed all my test and more!

    Thank you Sphero for continuing to put out great robots for fun and learning. I can see how a teacher could use these in tons of STEM lessons.

  13. WarnerDJXY says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersMy students loved the way in which they could not only manually drive the Sphero RVR with the iPad, but also the autonomous programming! The Sphero RVR moves with more control due to the conveyor belt styled wheels. I’m looking forward to purchasing a classroom set of these so that I can offer more robotics and programming skills lessons to my computer science students. This robot is an excellent tool to use for teaching block coding, drawing, and driving skills to students.

  14. Anonymous says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 6 From Our UsersMy students loved the way in which they could not only manually drive the Sphero RVR with the iPad, but also the autonomous programming! The Sphero RVR moves with more control due to the conveyor belt styled wheels. I’m looking forward to purchasing a classroom set of these so that I can offer more robotics and programming skills lessons to my computer science students. This robot is an excellent tool to use for teaching block coding, drawing, and driving skills to students.

  15. IndiraGebhardt says:

     United States

    The RVR has been a hit with all of my STEM classes! The students have used the SPRK and Minis before, but the ruggedness and new capabilities of the RVR bring new challenges to the table. Looking forward to centering more projects around the RVR, and would definitely purchase more in the future.

  16. Anonymous says:

     United States

    The RVR has been a hit with all of my STEM classes! The students have used the SPRK and Minis before, but the ruggedness and new capabilities of the RVR bring new challenges to the table. Looking forward to centering more projects around the RVR, and would definitely purchase more in the future.

  17. Anonymous says:

     United States

    When I received the RVR unit, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use right out of the box. Using the Sphero Edu app, it is really simple to drive and program immediately. Sphero is a trusted brand for me, and the educational support provided by this company is a huge value for me as a teacher.

    Most of my students (ages 7-10) already have experience with several programmable robots, and they were eager to begin using the RVR! Every single student, regardless of experience, was able to use the app right away and start programming. As a teacher, I really appreciate the sturdiness of the RVR in a school environment. The treads and the roll cage seem to add to the RVR’s durability around a lot of excited young children.

    I’m even more excited about the additional advanced capabilities available with the RVR. The expansion port and options that come with an open platform make this particular unit extremely versatile. I’m hoping to use the RVR as a Mars Rover simulator with my classroom, and I know my students will be able to imagine additional possibilities with this unit because of its adaptability. I might be even more excited than my students about all the options we’ll have with the RVR!

    Disclosure: As a classroom teacher with a social media presence and occasional presenter in educational technology, I was given a Sphero RVR unit for review purposes. I was asked to share honest feedback about the RVR. My review reflects my personal and professional experience with my current students and honest opinion about the product.

    Incredibly versatile and easy to use right out of the box!

  18. Anonymous says:

     United States

    When I received the RVR unit, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use right out of the box. Using the Sphero Edu app, it is really simple to drive and program immediately. Sphero is a trusted brand for me, and the educational support provided by this company is a huge value for me as a teacher.

    Most of my students (ages 7-10) already have experience with several programmable robots, and they were eager to begin using the RVR! Every single student, regardless of experience, was able to use the app right away and start programming. As a teacher, I really appreciate the sturdiness of the RVR in a school environment. The treads and the roll cage seem to add to the RVR’s durability around a lot of excited young children.

    I’m even more excited about the additional advanced capabilities available with the RVR. The expansion port and options that come with an open platform make this particular unit extremely versatile. I’m hoping to use the RVR as a Mars Rover simulator with my classroom, and I know my students will be able to imagine additional possibilities with this unit because of its adaptability. I might be even more excited than my students about all the options we’ll have with the RVR!

    Disclosure: As a classroom teacher with a social media presence and occasional presenter in educational technology, I was given a Sphero RVR unit for review purposes. I was asked to share honest feedback about the RVR. My review reflects my personal and professional experience with my current students and honest opinion about the product.

    Incredibly versatile and easy to use right out of the box!

  19. Anonymous says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 9 From Our UsersI have been a fan of the Sphero brand since they first began making remote controlled spheres. The ability to not only control them remotely, but to program them through a variety of apps and interfaces has made them invaluable to educators interested in providing STEM experiences for their students. The RVR is their latest offering, and once again they’ve created something that is fun, educational, and ridiculously hackable.

    The RVR is a very different form factor than their previous models. I’ll admit that I was worried about the treads getting clogged up, especially considering we have a dog who sheds in the house. However, when we unboxed it and fired it up, we found that it didn’t seem to be bothered by dirt, by dust, or by pet hair. In fact, it rolled right over all sorts of obstacles that we put in the way. Out of the box, it is extremely responsive, and easily controllable through the app. We found the RVR even easier to control than previous Sphero bots due to how easy it is to identify a ‘front’ and ‘back’. Even young children can take the RVR out of the box and have a great time controlling it.

    However, that barely scratches the surface of what the RVR offers. With the inclusion of a UART expansion port and ability to provide power to a device through USB, it is possible to add accessories, sensors, and all sorts of tech-magic to the RVR. After reviewing ideas shared on Sphero’s discussion forums, I am currently planning to add a Raspberry Pi Zero W and camera to the RVR, allowing it to serve as a remote ‘sentry’ while we are not at home. I’m currently working on 3d printing a custom rig to hold them, which will be attached to the expansion shell that is included in the box.

    There are a lot of gadgets available for home use or in the classroom. But I don’t know of any that are as well manufactured and that have as high of a ceiling as the RVR does. It is an open platform that is infinitely expandable. The kids and I are looking forward to seeing just how far the RVR will take us!

    Disclosure: As a frequent presenter about educational technology, I received a review unit to put through its paces. I was asked to share honest feedback about the RVR. The information shared here is my own personal impressions of the product.

    Great out of the box, even better once you start hacking it!

  20. Jason Denwood says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 9 From Our UsersI have been a fan of the Sphero brand since they first began making remote controlled spheres. The ability to not only control them remotely, but to program them through a variety of apps and interfaces has made them invaluable to educators interested in providing STEM experiences for their students. The RVR is their latest offering, and once again they’ve created something that is fun, educational, and ridiculously hackable.

    The RVR is a very different form factor than their previous models. I’ll admit that I was worried about the treads getting clogged up, especially considering we have a dog who sheds in the house. However, when we unboxed it and fired it up, we found that it didn’t seem to be bothered by dirt, by dust, or by pet hair. In fact, it rolled right over all sorts of obstacles that we put in the way. Out of the box, it is extremely responsive, and easily controllable through the app. We found the RVR even easier to control than previous Sphero bots due to how easy it is to identify a ‘front’ and ‘back’. Even young children can take the RVR out of the box and have a great time controlling it.

    However, that barely scratches the surface of what the RVR offers. With the inclusion of a UART expansion port and ability to provide power to a device through USB, it is possible to add accessories, sensors, and all sorts of tech-magic to the RVR. After reviewing ideas shared on Sphero’s discussion forums, I am currently planning to add a Raspberry Pi Zero W and camera to the RVR, allowing it to serve as a remote ‘sentry’ while we are not at home. I’m currently working on 3d printing a custom rig to hold them, which will be attached to the expansion shell that is included in the box.

    There are a lot of gadgets available for home use or in the classroom. But I don’t know of any that are as well manufactured and that have as high of a ceiling as the RVR does. It is an open platform that is infinitely expandable. The kids and I are looking forward to seeing just how far the RVR will take us!

    Disclosure: As a frequent presenter about educational technology, I received a review unit to put through its paces. I was asked to share honest feedback about the RVR. The information shared here is my own personal impressions of the product.

    Great out of the box, even better once you start hacking it!

  21. EllisTmavh says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI love how easy to use the RVR is. All you need to do is download the free app and away you go. I teach 4th grade, so incorporating the RVR into my lesson plans allows for engaged learning, STEM incorpation, and most importantly teaches kids that school is a fun place to be. The RVR is built well and has a lot more power than what I was expecting. I especially love the roll cage and LED features. On my first day using the RVR my students made the decision to name our bot “RAINBOW” for all the different colors it can display.

    When I first purchased the RVR I was a little nervous on how to incorporate it in the classroom, but this was remedied as soon as I downloaded the app. I love the lesson plans on the Sphero Edu App. It makes it easy to incorporate the RVR into my classroom on a daily basis. This is a great product and I would recommend it for any teacher, parent, or child to use for entertainment and learning.

    How easy is it is to use

  22. Anonymous says:

     United States

    Golden Review Award: 3 From Our UsersI love how easy to use the RVR is. All you need to do is download the free app and away you go. I teach 4th grade, so incorporating the RVR into my lesson plans allows for engaged learning, STEM incorpation, and most importantly teaches kids that school is a fun place to be. The RVR is built well and has a lot more power than what I was expecting. I especially love the roll cage and LED features. On my first day using the RVR my students made the decision to name our bot “RAINBOW” for all the different colors it can display.

    When I first purchased the RVR I was a little nervous on how to incorporate it in the classroom, but this was remedied as soon as I downloaded the app. I love the lesson plans on the Sphero Edu App. It makes it easy to incorporate the RVR into my classroom on a daily basis. This is a great product and I would recommend it for any teacher, parent, or child to use for entertainment and learning.

    How easy is it is to use

  23. Anonymous says:

     United States

    I am a teacher and like using Spheros with students. They are great to teach elementary students block coding concepts in an enjoyable way. I was interested to see how students reacted to the RVR. They absolutely loved it. It had all the functions of a Sphero but in a new, exciting way. I haven’t even tried to use the programmable Micro:bit and Raspberry Pi functions with it yet. I think those features will add just more fun and challenges for the students. Now I need to figure out how to get more of these in the hands of students. A great way to get students interested in STEAM/STEM challenges. Well done, Sphero.

  24. Anonymous says:

     United States

    I am a teacher and like using Spheros with students. They are great to teach elementary students block coding concepts in an enjoyable way. I was interested to see how students reacted to the RVR. They absolutely loved it. It had all the functions of a Sphero but in a new, exciting way. I haven’t even tried to use the programmable Micro:bit and Raspberry Pi functions with it yet. I think those features will add just more fun and challenges for the students. Now I need to figure out how to get more of these in the hands of students. A great way to get students interested in STEAM/STEM challenges. Well done, Sphero.

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