The charger will flash blue when charging begins. After about 3 hours, the blue light becomes continuous and Sphero is ready to drive.
Place the robot on the charging station. Plug the power cord into a wall outlet. The flashing blue charging lights indicate that the Sphero SPRK+ is charging. Charge for three hours or until the blue charge indicator stops flashing and turns solid blue.
The Sphero BB8 takes approximately three hours to fully charge and can run for one hour on a full charge.
Your Sphero app-enabled robot may flash a red light sequence after being removed from the charging station after being fully charged. A rapid red flash indicates that your Sphero App-enabled robot’s firmware needs an update. Learn more about firmware updates here.
To solve this problem, make sure that all Bluetooth devices that you might use to connect to Sphero (smartphones, tablets, iPods, etc.) are within 50 feet are turned off or have Bluetooth turned off. Place Sphero in the charger and press the button on the side of the charger, this should hard reset Sphero.
Feel free to leave Sphero plugged in and on its charging dock for extended periods. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: DO NOT PLACE ANY OBJECTS INTO THE SPHERO CHARGER BUT SPHERO.
Sphero responds to remote controls, block-based coding and written code, depending on the user’s skill level. Spheros are waterproof and work by using a gyroscope.
Place Sphero on its charging base and press the button on the side of the charger while removing Sphero from the charger. To check if Sphero has reset, try typing to wake it up. If Sphero doesn’t wake up, the reset was successful. Place back on charger to activate.
A recreation of the BB-8 droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its sequels, Sphero was able to explore BB-8 on its own, displaying a variety of facial expressions and displaying holographic footage. Although we no longer endorse this product, Sphero BB-8 still rolls on in our hearts.
BB-8 Sphero Apps
Once you’ve installed the app, you’ll need to connect it to your BB-8 via Bluetooth by simply holding your smartphone or tablet near the droid< /b >. Once connected, you can select one of the menu options to interact with it. Watch With Me – I thought that was cool.
Place the SPRK+ back on the charging cradle and press and hold the button for 3-5 seconds. This should reset the robot. The SPRK+ should light up. Try connecting the robot again.
It’s true that mass-producing it in China would certainly make it cheaper, but I don’t think you’d see a full-size mass-producing BB8 coming in less than $750 MSRP. Although the scope isn’t much smaller, you’ll definitely save a lot of money and it’s not that big of a compromise anyway.