Sphero RVR



Tech Specs

Infrared Communication Live Sensors Universal Expansion Port Bluetooth Communication 2 Hr Playtime


Coding for all levels

Connect & Go Good for Beginners Highly Expandable for Hackers

RVR is a mobile robot that you can drive right out of the box. Connect your smartphone, tablet, or computer to RVR using Bluetooth Smart and drive it anywhere! When you’re ready to start coding, download Sphero Edu and program your RVR.

Beginners can start out with Draw & Drive before diving into Scratch Blocks. Ready for more? Integrate RVR's powerful on-board sensors into your programming projects and coding creations, then share them with the world.

Take your programming to the next level and hack RVR. Code RVR with JavaScript, expand its capabilities with third-party hardware or go even further using Sphero’s public SDK library. RVR is the most complex, expandable robot on the market – with approachable features and capabilities for coders of all skill levels.

Meet RVR

You asked for an all-terrain, highly programmable, infinitely-expandable robot — well, here it is. Meet RVR, the robot built by us but inspired by educators, students, hackers, and makers like you.


What will you build?

Tough and Tenacious Highly Programmable Packed with Sensors
A powerful motor, all-terrain treads, and plenty of torque give you the freedom to drive RVR just about anywhere. RVR also features a precise, professional-level control system that won’t be deterred by obstacles or uneven surfaces. Build the robot of your dreams and then program it three ways with the Sphero Edu app — Draw & Drive, Scratch Blocks and JavaScript. RVR's on-board sensors include a color sensor, light sensor, IR, magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope. Navigate RVR through a color maze or tap into IR to play with bot-to-bot communication.


Hack RVR and transform your robot into almost anything

With RVR’s 4-pin UART expansion port and on-board power, you can attach and run third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, or Sphero littleBits. Want RVR to be your home security sentry, an autonomous metal detector or an environmental sensor you can control over the internet? Chances are, if you can hack it, RVR can do it.


RVR + littleBits: Mars Mission

This is the moment your team has been working towards. RVR is stationed on Mars and is expecting a supply mission to land. Program RVR and design, build, and engineer solutions with littleBits to complete all of the objectives for a successful Mars resupply mission.

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Enhance your learning with Sphero's Computer Science Foundations

Computer Science Foundations is a standards-aligned, supplemental curriculum built on the K12 Computer Science Framework Principles. Scaffolded across three courses and 72 lessons, teachers and students build Draw, Block, and Text coding skills. They then integrate these concepts into curricular content: everything from polygons and poetry to logic-puzzlers and compliment-givers.

RVR can be used with Courses 2 and 3 with a selection of lessons. When using RVR, the recommended adjustments are in the app only, not in the book.

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App Download

Sphero Edu App

Sphero Edu is your hub to create, contribute, and learn with Sphero robots.

App Store (iOS)
Google Play
Chrome Store



  • RVR mobile robot
  • Removable cover plate and developer plate with quick-release button
  • Removable, protective roll cage
  • Removable and rechargeable battery
  • Universal, 4-Pin UART expansion port for connecting 3rd party hardware like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or micro:bit (products sold separately)
  • 5V 2.1A USB-A onboard connectivity to power your projects using RVR’s battery
  • Sphero Edu app (available for download on iOS, Android, and Chrome OS)