Sphero RVR Programmable Robot
Sphero RVR Programmable Robot
Sphero RVR Programmable Robot
Sphero RVR Programmable Robot

Sphero RVR Programmable Robot

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"An adventurous, programmable and highly expandable little robot" - EXPERT REVIEWS

Ignite your ingenuity
  • Drive, customise, and program with the Sphero EDU app
  • Colour recognition, light sensor, IR and a universal expansion port open up a world of possibilities for creativity, learning, and fun
  • Connect third party hardware, such as a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or MicroBit


RVR is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot -- drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customization. Expand RVR's capabilities even further by connecting third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, BBC micro:bit, or Sphero’s own littleBits. RVR is your mobile blank canvas. Code with it, build on it, and hack the robot of your dreams — then take it anywhere.

Key Features

Good for Beginners
RVR is fun to drive and easy to code. Open up the Sphero Edu app to drive RVR all over and when you’re ready to start coding, the Sphero Edu app makes it simple and intuitive: start out with Draw & Drive then dive into Scratch Blocks.

A Medium for Makers
Ready for more? Integrate RVR's powerful on-board sensors into your programming projects and coding creations, then share them with the world.

Highly Expandable for Hackers
Code with JavaScript, expand with 3rd party hardware, or go even further with our public SDK library. RVR is the mobile platform that can keep up with the most skilled hackers and hobbyists.

Tough and Tenacious
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.

Highly Programmable
Build the robot of your dreams and then program it three ways with the Sphero Edu app — Draw & Drive, Scratch Blocks and JavaScript.

Packed with Sensors
RVR's on-board sensors include a color sensor, light sensor, IR, magnetometer, accelerometer, and gyroscope. Navigate RVR through a colour maze or tap into IR to play with bot-to-bot communication.

3rd Party Time
With RVR’s 4-pin UART expansion port and on-board power, you can attach and run 3rd party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit, and Sphero's littleBits, as well. 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.

Advanced Control System.
This isn't your grandfather's RC car. Allows for extremely precise, vector-based driving. The robot even corrects for unexpected obstacles.This is some real NASA level stuff.

All Terrain
Both indoor and outdoor use allows you to take your RVR into the great outdoors, climb obstacles, and experiment in a wide range of environments.

Removable Rechargeable Battery.
Removable, rechargeable USB C battery allows you to recharge quickly and even add a backup battery for continued use.

Virtually Unstoppable.
Thanks to powerful motors and h i g h -torque, RVR is fast and tough.

Built-In Community.
RVR leverages our tried and true Sphero Edu ecosystem.

Elegant Design.
Designed with purpose. Every inch of  RVR has been thoughtfully designed for durability, simplicity and function.

What's in the box:

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 (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, micro:bit)
5V 2.1A USB-A onboard connectivity to power your projects using RVR’s battery.