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Sphero

Sphero is a robotic ball that you control by touching and tilting your smartphone or tablet. You can drive the robot around, play tabletop games with it, or hold it to use it as a gaming controller.

FEATURES

Cable-free induction charging cradle. Bluetooth with range of 15 m (50 ft). Compatible with iOS 4.0+ or greater or Android 2.2 or greater.

HEIGHT

7.3 cm | 2.8 in

LENGTH

7.3 cm | 2.9 in

WIDTH

7.3 cm | 2.9 in

WEIGHT

0.15 kg | 0.32 lb

SPEED

4 km/h | 2.5 mph

SENSORS

Three-axis MEMS accelerometer and three-axis MEMS gyro.

ACTUATORS

Two brushed DC motors with velocity feedback

POWER

Two lithium-polymer batteries, inductively recharged; 1 hour of operation.

COMPUTING

72-MHz ARM Cortex-M3. Bluetooth coprocessor for wireless connectivity.

SOFTWARE

Real-time architecture; custom bootloader for over-the-air firmware updates; full API and SDK for iOS and Android.

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

N/A

MATERIALS

POM plastic chassis with polycarbonate shell.

COST

$130

STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

http://www.gosphero.com