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Fun to drive and amusing to watch, we’ve been delighted by the little Sphero ‘bots since we first glimpsed them rolling around at Maker Faires.

The simple-looking little spheres secured a solid place in our hearts back in May, when we got a glimpse into how they were being used to introduce children to the concepts of engineering.

In September, Sphero introduced the skate-inspired, dual-wheeled Ollie, which can recognize its position and direction, and maintain its course in the face of bumps, jumps, and flips. This month, the company is rolling out its special edition, customizable Darkside Ollie — and giving one away to a lucky member of the Make: community.

For your chance to win, click on the Galactic Giveaway banner above, or go to Sphero’s contest page and enter your email address before November 23rd. If selected, you get a Darkside Ollie and all accessories — a $290 value!

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What’s in the Box:

  • Your new apprentice, Darkside Ollie
  • 2 Nubby Tires for total traction
  • 2 Turbo Tires for boosted performance
  • 2 Prime Hubs for style
  • 2 Flux Hubs because they’re awesome
  • USB charging cable — the force to power your Darkside
  • Quick Start guide to get you moving
  • Free apps available on the App Store and Google Play

We absolutely love being able to bring these exclusive giveaways to the Make: community, and look forward to seeing what the winner does with their new Ollie!