Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition

Sphero Peacekeeper Edition is a super-sized, 3 foot tall version of Sphero - the world's first app-controlled robotic ball.
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Orbotix
Technology
Boulder, Colorado
United States
1 Team Member

What is Peacekeeper?

Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition is a super-sized version of Sphero that you control from your smartphone or tablet. Measuring in at a whopping 3 feet in diameter, weighing over 150 pounds, and reaching speeds still unknown, Peacekeeper ain’t your average robotic ball.

Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition has all of the same features we know and love from the original Sphero, except they’re bigger. And we all know bigger is better. This limited edition robot is encased in a custom painted, high-impact polycarbonate shell for ultimate durability. You can drive the ball, play multiplayer games, entertain your pets, and more.

We're raising funds to offset the initial cost of parts and production. If we reach our goal, we plan to start selling Sphero – Peacekeeper Edition through our online store (store.gosphero.com) in Fall 2013.

For a manageable $10,000 pledge, Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition can even be yours as soon as August, 2013. It’s the perfect gift for the whole family or the serious tech enthusiast. 

Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition

Why Peacekeeper?

Because bigger is better…and because we could.

How does it work?

Mechanically, Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition is essentially a scaled up Sphero. It has two motors that are controlled by a Sphero board and communicate to the smart device via Bluetooth. Each Peacekeeper will have a separate "dead man remote switch," which another operator can use to shut down the Peacekeeper if it loses it's connection to the smart device or becomes unsafe. Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition is designed to stop if it loses control, but this is an added safety measure. Additionally, Peacekeeper requires the user to separate the two halves to charge the marine grade batteries – the batteries will last for over two hours of driving.

Since Peacekeeper is a Sphero, it is fully programmable via one of our numerous APIs and control languages including Objective C and Java – making the Peacekeeper an ideal robotic device for the classroom environment. While all the apps for Sphero will work with the Peacekeeper Edition, some are simply not practical. For an additional charge we can replace the Bluetooth phone control and use a longer-range hobby R/C link. It will be slightly more difficult to drive with this setup but will increase the range threefold.

Assembly:

Each Peacekeeper will be hand assembled in Boulder, CO and we can customize the graphics to your liking (depending on the complexity, there may be an additional fee). Driving the Peacekeeper takes a bit of practice. We will provide instructional videos or you may come to Boulder to pick up your Peacekeeper and receive training from our engineering team.

Safety:

Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition is heavy and large. Caution should be exercised when operating Peacekeeper. It is not intended for use by children or people under the influence of substances that affect motor skills. Due to its ability to crush, we highly discourage users from operating Peacekeeper near small children and pets. This is not a toy.  Peacekeeper is a sophisticated, computer-controlled robot and should only be purchased by skilled robotic enthusiasts or technicians. While the video may depict moments of exhilaration and enjoyment, all scenes of crushing and destruction are real, the Peacekeeper can generate a lot of momentum that may be hard to stop. Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition is rugged, but not waterproof. Since the shell must be opened to charge the batteries and access the on and off switches, users must insure the inside mechanism is free from debris prior to use. Interested buyers can contact us for images of the interior mechanism if there are questions before purchase.

About the Original Sphero:

VIDEO: What Is Sphero?

WEBSITE: gosphero.com

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/gosphero

TWITTER: twitter.com/gosphero

 

 

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$10,805USD
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  • $20USD
    T-shirt

    An awesome, limited edition "Keep The Peace" t-shirt.

    7 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $50USD
    Sphero Swag Pack

    Keep the Peace t-shirt plus a bundle box of all Sphero Swag - stickers, previous t-shirts including "All Your Balls Are Belong to Us" and a signed photo of the founders next to the Peacekeeper.

    3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $130USD
    Sphero (original)

    Sphero is a completely new type of gaming system. It's the world's first robotic ball that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet. You can drive Sphero, play tabletop and multiplayer games, hold Sphero in your hand to use it as a controller for on-screen gameplay, learn basic programming, and even play augmented reality games. See what you'll be getting at: gosphero.com

    2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $250USD
    LImited Edition Sphero Set

    Sphero in a clear shell with custom ramps signed by our founders. Plus the Sphero Swag Pack.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD
    Custom Painted Sphero

    A Sphero painted with whatever design you wish. Check http://bit.ly/11VbmVJ for examples. Also includes Sphero Swag Pack.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Sphero + iPad w/ Private Apps

    Sphero + an iPad Mini with all of our beta and unpublished apps for you to explore. Including Terminal app which gives you command line control of your Sphero and yet to be released games and test apps.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $2,000USD
    Rent Peacekeeper

    Rent Sphero Peacekeeper Edition for one week! Great for grabbing attention at an event. Some shipping charges may apply.

    0 claimed

    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Play with lions

    We'll fly you to Boulder to meet the Orbotix team (continental U.S. only) and then take you to a lion sanctuary where you can play with the lions using Peacekeeper. We'll also provide you with some awesome Sphero swag. Up to 4 friends can join but they must pay their own way to Boulder.

    0 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition

    Get your very own Sphero Peacekeeper Edition with custom graphics. Shipping in continental US included.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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