Sphero BB-8

Sphero BB-8 Kit

"Meet BB-8â„¢ - the app-enabled Droidâ„¢ that's as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot - an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings."

-- Sphero

Curriculum concepts: Coding, Math, Robotics

*Kits available: 3

Please note: Kits require a compatible device and app.

There are no devices included in this kit.

Kit Contains:


1 BB-8 app-enabled droid

1 Star Wars charging stand

1 USB charger

1quick start guide


What is Computer Coding? by Mary K. Pratt

What are Programs and Apps? by L.E. Carmichael

The Mighty Mars Rovers by Elizabeth Rusch

Robots in Space by Kathryn Clay.

Connecting BB-8 to a device

BB-8 utilizes Bluetooth LE (also know as Bluetooth 4.0 or Smart BLE), designed to provide significantly lower power consumption and faster connection. Unlike a traditional Bluetooth device, to pair to your BB-8, all you have to do is launch the BB-8 application next to your droid instead of through the Bluetooth menu.

Charging BB-8

Simply place BB-8 into the charger with its heavy side down. If a charging connection is made, you will see the blue light on the charger blink. It will continue blinking until BB-8 is fully charged, at which time the light on the charger will turn solid blue. BB-8 takes about 3 hours to fully charge and will provide up to 1 hour of play time.

Helpful links

To learn more about the BB-8 and its use inside and outside of the classroom visit: gosphero.com/education

Manual: sphero.com/manuals

Compatibility: sphero.com/devices

Support: support.sphero.com/support/home

Different ways to play with BB-8 sphero.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/9000101491-basics-different-ways-to-play-with-bb-8

Sphero Edu App:

iOS app

Android app

Kindle app


BB-8 App:

iOS app

Android app