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Sparki: The Easy Arduino DIY Robot

Sparki is an affordable, easy to use, and fun intro to programming, electronics, and robotics. It is geared towards kids elementary-age and above, educators looking for an easy intro to robotics, parents eager to find something affordable but educational and fun, DIY enthusiasts, and more. It is simple enough for beginners, while being feature-packed enough to be a must-have for pro-users. Sparki is your chance to have your very own robot, completely open source and available to do your bidding!

Here are some of the things you'll learn how to do: edge avoidance; line following; maze solving; wall avoidance; room navigation; object retrieval; follow or hide from light sources; and shape drawing. Sparki's programming comes available in both Arduino code (C/C++) and drag-and-drop programming, all open-source.

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Components included with Sparki include:

  • Ultrasonic distance sensor (get distance from Sparki to walls/objects)
  • 3-Axis Accelerometer (pick-up detection, fall detection, hill climbing)
  • 3-Axis Magnetometer (sense the magnetic field around Sparki, coordinate with accelerometer to detect compass heading)
  • Light-sensing phototransistors (light following, darkness seeking)
  • Line-following and edge detection sensors (mazes, line follow, sumo)
  • 128x64 Graphic LCD
  • RGB LED (RGB = generate any color!)
  • Buzzer (beeping, booping, and musical tones!)
  • IR Transmitter (like your TV remote control)
  • IR Receiver (like your TV)
  • IR Remote control (lots of buttons to control Sparki with)
  • TTL Serial port for expansion (talk to an Arduino/Raspberry Pi)
  • Geared stepper motors (precise, measured movement down to millimeters/ sub-degrees)
  • Marker holder for drawing

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 and up
Manufacturer ArcBotics
Dimensions 4 L x 4.5 W x 6 H inches