Sphero goes modular, spins out for a drive (video)


Sphero’s hooked up with a new whip, albeit a retro-fitted one. Skylar, a Junior Developer at Orbotix, modded an old RC car with an Arduino board, H-bridge and a few trackball parts, enabling the remote control ball to serve as its brain. Just in time too — there’s only so much fun you can have getting the little orb stuck behind the filing cabinets. Still, it’s certainly a leap beyond purposing it to pull an iPhone-toting chariot.Sean Buckley contributed to this post.Sphero goes modular, spins out for a drive (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Mar 2012 02:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink   |  Sphero blog  | Email this | Comments

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