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Sphero’s STEM robotics kit goes on sale

Following a crowdfunding campaign that raised an impressive $1 million earlier this year, Sphero’s STEM/STEAM kit RVR is now on sale. Announced back in February as part of the Colorado company’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign, RVR presents a bit of a change for Sphero in a number of key ways. For starters, it’s a move away from the remote control ball design that has defined the majority of its projects since the Orbotix days. RVR is a four wheel system — and more than that, in keeping with Sphero’s relatively recent focus on education, aimed at helping kids learn languages like Python and JavaScript. It’s also designed to help teach some of the fundamentals of robotics. Though, as Sphero notes, it’s...

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