Sphero Movement Panel

How to add the Sphero Movement Panel robot skill

  1. Load the most recent release of ARC (Get ARC).
  2. Press the Project tab from the top menu bar in ARC.
  3. Press Add Robot Skill from the button ribbon bar in ARC.
  4. Choose the Movement Panels category tab.
  5. Press the Sphero Movement Panel icon to add the robot skill to your project.

Don't have a robot yet?

Follow the Getting Started Guide to build a robot and use the Sphero Movement Panel robot skill.

How to use the Sphero Movement Panel robot skill

The Sphero Movement Panel controls a Sphero over Bluetooth. Connect your computer to the Bluetooth signal of your Sphero. The computer will detect 2 COM ports for the Sphero; only one of them will connect to the sphero - we are unable to determine which COM port is the Sphero, so you have to guess. Sorry about that!

Every time you disconnect or reboot the Sphero, the Bluetooth connection must be deleted and re-synced. This means you will have to delete/remove the Sphero Bluetooth device from the PC and repair it again. This is because Sphero most likely never planned on their product being connected to a PC, so they didn't put much effort into that compatibility.


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Would this work for any Sphero product? I have 2 R2-D2s, 2 Olli, and a BB-8.


My apologies @Leo I was going to respond to your post some time ago but the excitement around Easter distracted me.

I can only confirm that this skill will only work with the Sphero Ball robot version 1. I don't have the other products to test with but I would assume that they have a different set of commands for each one. I don't believe Sphero is known for making their command set standardized like the iRobot Roombas.

Even though I'm not hopeful that it could work, I'd encourage you to give it a shot!