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 ollie and sphero 

Cost: free for Supporting/$20 Geographic*
Ages: 8+

Description: Ollie is an app-controlled robot with a tough poly-carbonate shell that will travel up to 6.3 m/s (20.6 f/s, 14 mph). It connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. USB charging cable provides over an hour of gameplay. Free iOS & Android compatible apps give you the power to control speed, acceleration, turn radius and glowing LED.

Sphero SPRK Edition is the robot designed to inspire tomorrow’s inventors and innovators. There’s no rule that says learning shouldn't be fun, or that playing can’t be valuable. If there is, we created SPRK Edition to break it. We know that kids love Sphero, so we turned that love into learning and creation. SPRK makes the skills of the future approachable and practical. And most importantly, fun!

The SPRK app is designed to appeal to everyone - approachable for beginners yet sophisticated enough to challenge seasoned programmers. Featuring a text-based code viewer, users can see what commands belong to which codes. Users can also transform ideas into code by using visual blocks that represent SPRK's C-based language, OVAL.

Included with all SWON Tech to Lend are online resources, including manuals, instructions, lesson plans, & curriculum, which can be found through Google Drive here.

To borrow, please check the calendar below for open dates and then go to our Tech to Lend page to register for your items.


  • For Supporting Members, items are always FREE to borrow & pick up.
  • For members in our Ohio Service Area ("Geographic Members") pick up is free. Lending fees vary per item.
  • Delivery & return is billed at the federal mileage rate
  • Items can be reserved for 4 weeks & can be renewed if no one else has requested them.



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