Making Machine Learning Accessible for Education

If you’ve been wanting to start exploring machine learning with your students but have been turned off by the $100+ price tag, there’s a new board on the block that is worth looking in to: the Jetson ... Continue reading

Combining the Power of NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Sphero RVR

BY Megan Hemmings 8/11/20 6:36 AM


After creating the SparkFun Advanced Autonomous kit for the Sphero RVR last year, we couldn't help but wonder what else we could do to bring more power and functionality to the Sphero RVR. That line ... Continue reading

Expanding the RVR

If you couldn’t tell by our recent blog post topics, we’re pretty excited about all of the new robotics kits that are coming out. The SparkFun RVR expansion kits are no exception. The kits increase ... Continue reading

Introducing AI to the Classroom

BY Hailey Blessing 11/5/19 6:45 AM


We’ve covered some great introductory options to robotics, and discussed reasons why robotics is beneficial for your students, but where do you go when your students are already fairly skilled? The ... Continue reading

Win a Robotics Bundle for Your School

We’re very excited about the release of Sphero’s new RVR (and our expansion kits, of course) and want to share that excitement with 5 lucky schools. Each winning school will receive a Robotics Bundle ... Continue reading

The Learning Benefits of Having Students Build Their Own Robots

I think it’s safe to say if you’re reading this blog, we can agree on some level that robotics is pretty cool. However, cool doesn’t necessarily justify adding it to your curriculum or getting ... Continue reading

Standards-Aligned Activity Portal

One of the top requests we receive is from educators looking for standards-aligned activities to go along with the hardware they purchase. While some products, like the SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, ... Continue reading

Robotics on a Budget: The $40 Robot

We’re all aware that schools are cracking down on budgets these days. But yet - they still want you to incorporate STEM into your classes. Well, how are you supposed to do that with little to no ... Continue reading

Join the Team of High School Machine-Learning Robot Builders

It may take a major university to build a true self-driving car, but any high school class with a 3D printer can create a robot that drives around, learning as it goes. All you need is a simple ... Continue reading

Using Different Motors in the Classroom

With the use of electronics and electronic applications growing in the classroom, teachers and students will inevitably start exploring and using different types of motors. However, if you don’t know ... Continue reading

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