The Martian: Sphero Edition
by Apple Distinguished Educators
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Using the Sphero robotic ball, an iPad and the Tickle app, you will learn how to program the Mars Rover "Sphero", from landing to basic systems test and finally navigating the harsh Martian terrain.
This course is designed for middle school age and you can use it regardless of coding, or Sphero experience. The ideas in it could also be used for other robots.
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