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Sphero RVR – The go anywhere, do anything programmable robot

A project in Boulder, CO by Sphero

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Drive, program, and customize out of the box. Make, build, and expand with 3rd party hardware.
Backers: 3453
Average Pledge Per Backer: $291

Funded: $1,006,252 of $150,000
Dates: Feb 19th -> Mar 21st (31 days)
Project By: Sphero
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Latest News

Sphero RVR™ Now Available Worldwide After Raising More Than $1M on Kickstarter

October 22nd - via:
Sphero, the industry leader in EdTech robotics and STEAM-based learning solutions, announced today its official consumer launch of RVR – the ready-to-drive, fully programmable and customizable robot with endless coding possibilities. (Read More)

One Last Thank You!

March 21st - via:
One last thank you before the campaign ends!  This has been an incredible experience! We've learned a ton about our customers, our product, hackathons, and pie! And it has been an awesome experience. And incase you didn't know or haven't backed... (Read More)

It's the final countdown!

March 18th - via:
Hello, Beautiful Backers! Our RVR Kickstarter is almost over! I can't believe how quickly the past month has gone by! This has been an incredible experience and we can't thank you enough for your support and inspiration throughout the campaign. As a... (Read More)

RVR Hackathon -- Watch it LIVE today! +24 HR STRETCH GOAL TODAY ONLY!

March 14th - via:
Happy Pi Day folks! Months in the making, thousands of applicants, eight winners, one epic day. It’s our RVR Hackathon and it’s all happening LIVE right now! T.G.I. Pi Day because today--and today only--we’re offering not one, but TWO... (Read More)

NO WAY, we hit 750K!

March 12th - via:
Hi RVR Backers! Well, we did it again. We hit our 750K Stretch Goal! That means everyone gets a bonus mounting plate!! Build two projects on two different plates and swap ‘em out with a snap.  Just to recap: so far, everyone is getting a set of... (Read More)

Hackathon Attendees Announced + More Videos!

March 6th - via:
Happy Wednesday, Kickstarter! Big news! This week, we announced the participants of the Sphero RVR Hackathon. Due to the overwhelming number of responses, we decided to bring EIGHT people to Boulder on 3/14! Beth, a veteran robotics teacher in... (Read More)

We Reduced International Shipping Costs! Plus, check out this demo!

February 26th - via:
Hey Kickstarter community, teachers and robot enthusiasts! The response to RVR continues to amaze us! We are so excited to get this bot into the hands of our backers and we can't thank you enough for the support and the feedback. As we mentioned... (Read More)

Sphero kickstarts RVR, its new hackable robot

February 25th - via:
Sphero, the company behind a series of roly poly robots, is crowdfunding its next member of the family, to be named RVR (pronounced 'Rover'). The company created a Kickstarter campaign that has already exceeded its NZ$219,186 goal by almost four times that amount  (Read More)

Achievement Unlocked!

February 22nd - via:
You did it! You helped us reach our $500K stretch goal! Know what that means? You get blue tank treads! You get blue tank treads, and you, and you… Ain’t she a beaut? Go ahead and stare. You earned it!  Want a backup mounting plate to go with... (Read More)


February 20th - via:
Good news, everyone! Today we crossed 1000 backers and nearly doubled our goal. BIG thanks to everyone who’s supported us so far. You guys are the reason we build robots.  And while we’re at it, another big thanks to everyone who tuned into our... (Read More)

Sphero's new RVR robot is for kid coders and Pi tinkerers

February 20th - via:
A new robot is attempting to get crowdfunded. But it's not some random automated toy. It's a Sphero gadget aimed at kids and adults alike. Sphero has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund production of a new robot. The Colorado-based connected toy company has had quite a bit of success designing phone-controlled robots and even once had a partnership with Disney and LucaFilm to re-create the R2-D2 and BB-8. So, it's slightly surprising to see the established company take to crowdfunding for its latest project. (Read More)

THANK YOU, Kickstarter!

February 19th - via:
When we first met with Kickstarter, they told us how engaging and awesome their community is. This is exactly why we launched RVR on Kickstarter -- we wanted to reach the people who would be using our robot. Today’s success is all thanks to you.... (Read More)

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