Tech Talks: Sphero

Tech Talks host Aabriti Shrestha who is a senior at Skyline High School in Longmont talks with Ross Ingram, Community Manager at Sphero.

Sphero is helping to get kids interested in programming. Ross says they want to make “app enabled experiences” or connected play interfaces. Most of their customers are children, but they also sell a lot of products to people interested in gadgets in general. Their newest product, the BB­8 is based off of a droid from the newest Star Wars film.

An application connects your robot to your phone via Bluetooth low energy. This product is meant to give people a sense of fun and enjoyment. As successful as BB­8 is slated to be, they have many future products planned.

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Find out more about BB-8 and Sphero at sphero.com (image: sphero.com)

Tech Talks is produced by students at the Innovation Center in the St. Vrain Valley School District in Longmont. You can hear it on Friday mornings at 8.25am.

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