Which Robots work with CS Foundations?

Kevin Sicner Updated by Kevin Sicner

While Computer Science Foundations (CSF) was designed to pair with BOLT, about 80% of the activities in each of the three course books that are compatible with SPRK+ and Sphero Mini. CSF is not compatible with indi, as indi is not controlled by the Sphero EDU app.

Roughly 20% of the activities featured in the CSF course books only work with features of the Sphero BOLT app-enabled robot due to Sphero BOLT's design.

With regard to whether one set of course books is "better" for use with Sphero SPRK+ or Sphero Mini, generally speaking, no.

The primary difference among the three course books is the level of complexity of the activities (Course 1 features activities that are more appropriate for beginner students/educators and progresses to Course 3 which features more complicated activities for advanced users).

Right now there is no CSF content that is tailored specifically for RVR+ in the print course books themselves, though we have added extensions for Course 2 and Course 3 for RVR+ in the content online that comes with purchase of the CSF course books. About 60% of the content with RVR+ can be found in the online content available through those two courses: 19 of 24 activities in the online Course 2 content can be completed with RVR+, and 10 of 24 activities in the online Course 3 content can be completed with RVR+. Some of the BOLT-specific activities in the print course books that utilize infrared (IR) can also be used with RVR+, though require modification by the educator to do so.

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