Sphero BOLT

Place a hold on a Sphero BOLT now!

Sphero BOLT (lending collection)

Sphero Bolts are a part of The Playground at FVRL. They are available for loan – free with your FVRL card!

Get Rolling with the Sphero BOLT

The Sphero BOLT provides unlimited ways to express your inventive ideas and experience the power of programming. BOLTS brings robotics, coding and STEAM principles together – all through play!

  • Display custom graphics and real-time data with BOLT’s 8x8 programmable LED matrix and let your creativity shine through.
  • Equipped with advanced robot sensors that you can program and use to learn more about robotics.
  • Play educational games, create your own and learn how to code through hands-on play and STEAM activities.
  • Keep the ball rolling with up to 4+ hours of playtime on a single charge.

BOLTS support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning. Navigate a maze, program a painting, mimic the solar system, swim across water or have a dance party. The only limit is your imagination.

Borrowing a Sphero BOLT with Your Library Card

Want to borrow a Sphero Bolt? It’s easy! All you need is an FVRL card. Bolts circulate through the FVRL system as part of the floating collection. If we don’t have one available at your local library, we can put a hold on the next available and it will be delivered to your nearest FVRL location. You can check availability at your library or search online in the FVRL catalogue.

You may check out your Bolt for a three-week loan period. If there are holds on the kit, you may only keep it for two weeks. Please return your Bolt on time to any FVRL location. The Playground collection is available to FVRL full access cardholders only. See Getting a Library Card for more details.

What's Inside? Each Sphero BOLT kit will contain:

  • BOLT robotic ball
  • Inductive charging base with USB cable
  • Protractor

You’ll need to provide your own smart phone or tablet, and download a Sphero app. We suggest the Sphero Edu app. You can download it free from the App Store, Google Play and Kindle Store.

Review Sphero’s BOLT At Home Guide for quick start instructions.

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Want to learn more about the FVRL Playground? Visit the Events page to find upcoming events. If there are no events, check back soon!


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