BB-8 & BB-8 SE

Hardware description

  • Polycarbonate shell

  • Magnetic head

  • Inductive charging base

  • Bluetooth radio

  • LiPo battery

  • USB cable

  • Accelerometer and 3D gyroscope

  • Cortex ARM processor

  • Motors

  • LED lights


Physical Access

No physical access is permitted on BB-8. Users are only able to customize the experience using the Sphero API.

Accounts & Authentication

Users can choose to provide their email address if they pass the in-app age gate.


Data Storage & Privacy
No personally-identifiable information from users is stored on BB-8. BB-8 tracks events like when a user connects to their Droid, how many times they enter a mode, and similar diagnostic information. 


COPPA Compliance 

Sphero does not knowingly collect personal information or create profiles for BB-8 users under 13. Sphero and outside counsel reviewed BB-8 and its application for compliance with child privacy laws, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).