When Creativity Sparks – Make, Code and Share with Sphero’s Latest App

leaders in connected play, announced today the release of SPRK
Lightning Lab
– the latest version of the existing SPRK app. SPRK
Lightning Lab is a hub for users to create, contribute, and learn with
Sphero robots. Designed to foster active communication and collaboration
between educators, students, makers, and parents on a global scale, this
new platform will facilitate true community in a virtual space.

SPRK Lightning Lab Features
your robot

  • Download the Lightning Lab mobile app and program your robot utilizing
    block-based building.
  • Save your work by creating an account and jump between the app and web
  • Share your programs with the community by making them public.

View and share activities

  • Browse creative activities made by Sphero and educators around the
  • Create your own and share it with the community.
  • Examples of activities include light painting and mimicking planetary
    motion with your robots.

School Support

  • Setup a virtual classroom with student logins and assign activities,
    track progress in real-time, and review student work.
  • Sign in to Lightning Lab with your Clever account (more sign on
    services will be available in the future).
  • Create a private activity and administer it to your class without
    sharing it to the entire community.

“The SPRK community spoke and we listened. Lightning Lab is a place for
our community to inspire and be inspired, “ said Paul Berberian, CEO.
“Sphero is transforming education as students, teachers, parents, and
makers express themselves through code, art, STEM, and hands-on
experiments. We are committed to helping educators develop meaningful
experiences with Sphero and collaborating on a global scale.”

The new SPRK Lightning Lab app is free and is available for download for
iOS devices, Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire devices and Nook®

SPRK Lightning lab is launching simultaneously with the global Hour
of Code
movement. Tens of millions of students will be participating
in Hour of Code during December 7-13, in celebration of Computer
Science Education Week

Additionally, the SPRK Lightning Lab platform was built in partnership
with CWIST,
a leader in engaged learning that provides web platform services.

Press assets can be found here.

Sphero creates robots injected with humanity and personality. That’s
what we know, what we love, and who we are. Unlike traditional toys, our
robots and software are changing the way people play, learn, and explore
by fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics.
As the industry leader in Connected Toys, we are defining the future of
fun. Playtime just got real.


Claire Tindall, 719-964-5865