Getting Started with RVR and RVR+

Amelia DeBoer Updated by Amelia DeBoer

Recently purchase a RVR or RVR+? You're in the right spot! Here are some tips and tricks to get rolling with your new robot. Be sure to check out the additional links as well! RVR/RVR+ is our most technical robot yet, and we've got loads of information to share with you so that you can have the best experience with your new friend.

Check out this Getting Started video!

Which apps should I have installed to get going?

You'll only need one! The Sphero Edu app will be your one stop shop for all things RVR and RVR+. You can download on Android, Chromebooks, iOS, macOS, and Windows.

My other robots were ready right out of the box! Why isn't my RVR/RVR+ starting?

Not to worry! RVR/RVR+ is our first robot with a power button. If your robot's not responding, make sure that you've pushed that button.

Does my battery come charged?

Your RVR/RVR+ battery should arrive to you at about 50% charged. You can check your battery levels by pushing the blue button on the end of your battery. With that in mind, you'll want to be sure your battery is fully charged before connecting for the first time. Check out our Battery FAQ for more details.

How do I connect?

Follow the below steps!

  • Charge the battery via the USB-c cord provided in the package.
  • Attach the roll cage to the dev plate and then attach the dev plate on RVR/RVR+.
  • Insert the battery once it is charged.
  • Download the latest version of the Sphero Edu app.
  • Open the app and select RVR/RVR+ as the robot type when prompted with what robot to connect to.
  • Select your RVR/RVR+ ID from the list to connect (The ID is printed on the bottom of the robot in the format RV-XXXX)

What can I do with my RVR/RVR+?

  • Drive - Drive around in the Sphero Edu app using control sliders (or your keyboard if you are using Sphero Edu on a computer).
  • Program - Use programming blocks or javascript to control RVR/RVR+ in the Sphero Edu app.
  • Create - Attach things to the top of RVR/RVR+ to really bring it to life.  The dev plate and roll cage allow you to easily attach things to RVR/RVR+, everything from action figures to electronics projects.
  • Make - Use the Sphero SDK (http://sdk.sphero.com) to connect RVR/RVR+ to your electronics projects using platforms like Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Microbit.

Is Sphero RVR/RVR+ Waterproof?

It's not! Please don't take your new robotic friend for a swim.

How did we do?

Sphero RVR and RVR+ Battery FAQ

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