SPARKI-Robot for Beginners

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SPARKI-Robot for Beginners

Sparki works out of the box with its remote control. To write your own programs, just plug it in via USB, install the custom-enhanced Arduino software and try any of the dozens of example programs. We have programs for every sensor and actuator on Sparki.


  • 1x Ultrasonic distance sensor (get distance from Sparki to walls/objects)
  • 1x 3-Axis Accelerometer (pick-up detection, fall detection, hill climbing)
  • 1x 3-Axis Magnetometer (sense the magnetic field around Sparki, coordinate with accelerometer to detect compass heading)
  • 3x Light-sensing phototransistors (light following, darkness seeking)
  • 5x Line-following and edge detection sensors (mazes, line follow, sumo)
  • 1x 128×64 Graphic LCD
  • 1x RGB LED (RGB = generate any color!)
  • 1x Buzzer (beeping, booping, and musical tones!)
  • 1x IR Transmitter (like your TV remote control)
  • 1x IR Receiver (like your TV)
  • 1x IR Remote control (lots of buttons to control Sparki with)
  • 1x TTL Serial port for expansion (talk to an Arduino/Raspberry Pi)
  • 1x Port for Bluetooth Serial Module (not in all rewards)
  • Powered by 4xAA batteries (rechargeable or alkaline)
  • 2x Geared stepper motors (precise, measured movement down to millimeters/ sub-degrees)
  • Marker holder for drawing


  • And textured ABS plastic shell for your choice of decoration:


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/hide from light sources
  • Shape drawing
  • Computer input (make a keyboard/mouse using sensors)
  • Games with other Sparkis

And more advanced concepts:

  • PID Loops
  • Pathfinding algorithms
  • Signal Filtering
  • Heuristics

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