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Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition
Sphero Peacekeeper Edition is a super-sized, 3 foot tall version of Sphero - the world's first app-controlled robotic ball.
Orbotix
Boulder, United States
$10,805 USD raised by 15 backers
1% of $1,000,000 
flexible goal
No time left

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

 

 

Perks
$20
USD
T-shirt
An awesome, limited edition "Keep The Peace" t-shirt.
7 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated May 2013
Estimated May 2013
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$50
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated May 2013
Estimated May 2013
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$130
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated April 2013
Estimated April 2013
Get this perk
$250
USD
LImited Edition Sphero Set
Sphero in a clear shell with custom ramps signed by our founders. Plus the Sphero Swag Pack.
1 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2013
Estimated June 2013
Get this perk
$500
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2013
Estimated June 2013
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$1000
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2013
Estimated June 2013
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$2000
USD
Rent Peacekeeper
Rent Sphero Peacekeeper Edition for one week! Great for grabbing attention at an event. Some shipping charges may apply.
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated May 2013
Estimated May 2013
Get this perk
$5000
USD
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 June 2013
Estimated June 2013
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$10000
USD
Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition
Get your very own Sphero Peacekeeper Edition with custom graphics. Shipping in continental US included.
1 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated August 2013
Estimated August 2013
Get this perk
Perks
$20
USD
T-shirt
An awesome, limited edition "Keep The Peace" t-shirt.
7 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated May 2013
Estimated May 2013
Get this perk
$50
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated May 2013
Estimated May 2013
Get this perk
$130
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated April 2013
Estimated April 2013
Get this perk
$250
USD
LImited Edition Sphero Set
Sphero in a clear shell with custom ramps signed by our founders. Plus the Sphero Swag Pack.
1 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2013
Estimated June 2013
Get this perk
$500
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2013
Estimated June 2013
Get this perk
$1000
USD
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
Ships Worldwide
Estimated June 2013
Estimated June 2013
Get this perk
$2000
USD
Rent Peacekeeper
Rent Sphero Peacekeeper Edition for one week! Great for grabbing attention at an event. Some shipping charges may apply.
0 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated May 2013
Estimated May 2013
Get this perk
$5000
USD
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 June 2013
Estimated June 2013
Get this perk
$10000
USD
Sphero - Peacekeeper Edition
Get your very own Sphero Peacekeeper Edition with custom graphics. Shipping in continental US included.
1 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated August 2013
Estimated August 2013
Get this perk
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