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Sphero to the Rescue

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Basics for getting started with Spheros in the classroom. Includes menu basics and resources.

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Sphero to the Rescue

  1. 1. Sphero to the Rescue! Marlena Hebern @mhebern
  2. 2. It’s a bird!
  3. 3. It’s a plane!
  4. 4. No! It’s Super Sphero!
  5. 5. What’s a Sphero!
  6. 6. It’s a ROBOT!
  7. 7. Teach programming with cups! My Robotic Friend Resources
  8. 8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNmAjxxIDU
  9. 9. “People who can code in the world of technology companies are a dime a dozen. People who can code in biology, medicine, government, sociology, physics, history, and mathematics can do amazing things to advance those disciplines.” -Programmers https://programmers.stackexchange.com/users/login?returnurl=%2fquestions%2fask
  10. 10. What can it do?
  11. 11. What can it do? • Rolls
  12. 12. What can it do? • Rolls • Changes colors
  13. 13. What can it do? • Rolls • Changes colors • Connects to iPad through bluetooth
  14. 14. Just put Sphero in the base and plug in! Charge Up
  15. 15. Controlling Sphero:
  16. 16. Controlling Sphero: • Sphero- the main app
  17. 17. Controlling Sphero: • Sphero- the main app • Draw and Drive- allows drive control
  18. 18. Controlling Sphero: • Sphero- the main app • Draw and Drive- allows drive control • MicroLab-write simple programs
  19. 19. Controlling Sphero: • Sphero- the main app • Draw and Drive- allows drive control • MicroLab-write simple programs • OrbBasic- more complex programming language
  20. 20. CORE lessons cover:
  21. 21. CORE lessons cover: • Percentages, division, geometry, and patterns
  22. 22. CORE lessons cover: • Percentages, division, geometry, and patterns • Physics, speed, time, and distance
  23. 23. CORE lessons cover: • Percentages, division, geometry, and patterns • Physics, speed, time, and distance • Computer Science, programs, flow, variables, conditionals, and reading sensors
  24. 24. Menu Basics
  25. 25. Settings, not needed to get started!
  26. 26. The help menu.
  27. 27. Be sure to set the directional setting.
  28. 28. Choose an existing program…
  29. 29. …or start a new program.
  30. 30. This existing program has some code already.
  31. 31. Edit the code in this program.
  32. 32. This is the editing screen.
  33. 33. Delete a line of code.
  34. 34. Grab this bar and slide the line to a new position.
  35. 35. Move the last line up.
  36. 36. “Play” the program.
  37. 37. Reset the direction the Sphero will move.
  38. 38. Add a new line of code.
  39. 39. Close the program when done editing.
  40. 40. http://www.gosphero.com/education/ Sphero CORE Lessons on the Sphero website
  41. 41. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pCRpVi6WF0
  42. 42. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4WNHPlRfK8
  43. 43. Hand outs: • Lessons 1 and 2 • Challenge when ready! Start Exploring!!!
  44. 44. More Resources at… marlenahebern.com

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