Nautae Tranquillitatis
Shoreless Lake School
Sauk City, WI
Salem Sharks
Salem Middle School
Virginia Beach, VA
The Lunar Lunatics
Harmony Leland Elementary School
Mabelton, GA

THE MISSION

Prepare for launch. It’s Sphero’s first-ever robotics challenge! You and your crew will join our latest and greatest round robot, BOLT, on a special coding mission.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, this Sphero BOLT competition invites you to complete various space-based programming challenges. You will be creating, coding and testing your knowledge of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, as well as concepts you’ve learned in class. Challenges will be completed at home or in school, and then submitted here on this site when your team is finished.

The stakes are high… three teams with the highest scores will be chosen to attend an all-expenses paid event at Space Center Houston for a final competition and out-of-this-world experience. Assemble your team, grab two Sphero BOLTs and register today!

MISSION CONTROL CENTER

FORM
YOUR TEAM:

Choose 3-5 friends, classmates or astronauts.
(Note: astronauts must be in 4th-8th grade.)

CHOOSE YOUR
MISSION MANAGER

Your mission manager can be a teacher, school faculty member or club advisor (but NOT a parent).

REGISTRATION CLOSED

IMPORTANT INFO

IMPORTANT INFO

WHO CAN
PARTICIPATE?

Anyone can participate! However, in order to be qualified for the final competition, all of your team members must be students within grades 4 – 8. We’ll verify this if you are one of the finalists — looking at you, toddlers with fake mustaches.

WHAT ARE THE
REQUIREMENTS?

Teams must be between 3 and 5 people, excluding your mission manager. Your mission manager must be a teacher, faculty member or club advisor. Your mission manager can NOT be a parent. For any questions regarding who is eligible to be a mission manager email us!

srm@sphero.com

WHAT DOES
IT COST?

It doesn’t cost anything to register! However, you will need two Sphero BOLTs in order to complete the mission. If you’d like to participate and don’t have Sphero BOLT(s), register below and we’ll send a coupon for 10% off two BOLT robots in the email address you provide. The grand prize trip to the Houston Space Center will also be all expenses paid for the 3 selected teams (includes the team members and 1 chaperone).

HOW LONG
WILL IT TAKE?

Teams are given 47 days to complete their mission. We estimate it will take between 5-10 hours total, but that’s dependent on a number of factors, so don’t quote us.

I’M ALL REGISTERED.
WHAT’S NEXT?

Once registration closes on 4/12, we will mail out a mission packet with detailed instructions to all verified participants. You will then have until 5/31 to complete and submit your mission report through this website.

PRIZES

SPHERO SPACE SWAG

Each member of the final 3 teams will receive a Sphero Robotics Mission t-shirt and official Mission patch. Additionally, teams will receive a medal corresponding to their place in the final competition.

HOUSTON BOUND

The final 3 teams will go on an all expenses paid once-in-a-lifetime trip to Space Center Houston to compete in the final competition!

SPHERO SPACE SWAG

Each member of the final 3 teams will receive a Sphero Robotics Mission t-shirt and official Mission patch. Additionally, teams will receive a medal corresponding to their place in the final competition.

SPHERO RVR

Sphero just launched its newest programmable robot, RVR, on Kickstarter! Each member of the winning team will get their very own RVR.

Mission Has Ended

QUESTIONS?

For any questions regarding the competition, the registration or the requirements, please email us here.

srm@sphero.com

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