Imagine controlling a Mars rover with the Sphero RVR, the All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot

Sphero RVR
Drive away with a great discount on this programmable robot. (Image credit: Amazon)

You won't want to miss this all-terrain deal. The Sphero RVR, a programmable and drivable robot, is available for 18% off on Amazon right now.

You can drive the RVR right out of the box, but it comes into its own when you start to tinker. Download the Sphero Edu app on your smartphone and you'll be able to program it to follow your instructions and interact or adapt with the environment using its color and light sensors as well as IR, accelerometer and gyroscope. 

Sphero RVR: All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot: $249.99 (opens in new tab)
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Sphero RVR: All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot: $249.99 $204.07 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Drive away with an incredible discount on the Sphero RVR, which encourages beginning and intermediate coders to take their hacking skills on the road.

The Spero RVR robot allows budding coders to literally take control of its motions and sensors using Draw & Drive, Scratch blocks or JavaScript. It also can be hacked using advanced SDK and API libraries for those who have more coding skill, so it's great for different levels of coders. Best yet, you can build on its basic functionality using Raspberry Pi, Arduino or other third-party hardware.

This item is perfect for encouraging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in kids, preteens and teens and for adults, it may encourage you to play a little in your spare time. Safe driving!

Sphero RVR is just one of a fleet of programmable robots made by the company, but Amazon ranks it as the top choice in Sphero products. It's also a great conversation piece to teach kids about autonomous driving and embracing our robotic future.

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Sphero RVR: $249.99 (opens in new tab)

Sphero RVR: $249.99 $204.07 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

The Sphero RVR can be used right out of the box, but also helps teach coding from beginners to intermediate and even advanced coders.

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Elizabeth Howell
Staff Writer, Spaceflight

Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022. She was contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) for 10 years before that, since 2012. Elizabeth's reporting includes an exclusive with Office of the Vice-President of the United States, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and (soon) a Bachelor of History from Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science since 2015. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace