The folks from Orbotix stopped by the MAKE office a few weeks ago to show off the new Sphero 2.0, part video game, part rolling robot. Watching folks drive the brightly colored balls around the MAKE lab brought a smile to everyone’s face, especially the ones who were doing the driving.
Sphero 2.0 rolls 7 feet per second and pairs to handheld devices via Bluetooth. It works with Android and iOS devices and is supported by more than 25 apps. The orbs are powered by induction charging and an internal smart robot. It’s made for gameplay, be it solitary or multiple player. The balls glow in a wide range of colors and they’re designed to be pet proof and waterproof.
Orbotix is offering a Sphero 2.0 giveaway that will let one lucky winner get in on the fun. To be eligible to win a Sphero 2.0, simply leave a comment below, telling us what you would do with your very own robotic ball, by 11:59am PT on Tuesday, Nov. 26th. We will randomly select the winner. The deal includes a Nubby cover, a slip-on cover that gives Sphero off-road traction and extra protection.
Orbotix is also offering MAKE readers a free Nubby cover with purchase of a Sphero 2.0. Use the code MAKENUBBY at checkout after adding a Sphero 2.0 and a Nubby cover to your cart. The cost of the Nubby will be subtracted from the total. Click here to check it out.