With Star Wars:The Force Awakens (Episode VII) out, everybody was excited about the new characters. Rey,Finn,Kylo Ren. However, there was also a new droid, BB-8.
I was a little dissapointed when I opened the kit. I thought that we could actually build the droid from pieces in the kit, but all the parts were already there.
There are 3 main parts in the BB-8 Sphero Kit.
There is not much to say about the body. Many people have taken their Sphero BB-8 apart with a band saw to figure out how it works. You can watch Tested partner with droid builder Mike Senna take the body apart and explain how the wheels work the head here.
THE CHARGING PORT:
The charging port is made out of plastic and comes with a USB charging cord. There is a STAR WARS® label on the opposite end of the charging end.
To control the BB-8, you would need to download an app from the app store called Sphero BB-8. While playing Star Wars music, it sets up the program to keep the BB-8 alive and running.
There are many actions you can take with the BB-8.
Overall, I think that the kit was really fun to play with. However, with the price, I think that the BB-8 should be able to do something useful like measure the weather temperature instead of just being a toy.