Spheros Specdrums music kit ships January 15

Over the summer, Sphero acquired Colorado-educational music startup, Specdrums. The news been able to reach a transitional period for the company, which was undergoing substantial developing soreness as its line of licensed Disney products failed to catch fire.

Today at CES, the Boulder-based company is eventually ready to share the first fruits of that acqusition. After debuting tonight in Vegas, the relaunched Specdrums will be available from Sphero’s site, starting tomorrow.


The kit is designed to teach kids how to play the drums and pick up some STEM learning in the process. It ships with one or two silicon resounds ($ 65 or $100, respectively ), with utilize motion and colouring sensors to make different audios on various surfaces. They communicate with an app via Bluetooth and can also be interface with MIDI systems.

As for how the music plaything/ tool teaches STEM/ STEAM, here’s Sphero,

“Educators can build a fully integrated tech- to-classroom experience through both STEM and fine arts fundamentals. Research has shown that students who have access to the arts in school have better attending and improved academic outcomes. Meanwhile, art and music education has experienced severe budget cuts in schools in the different regions of the nation. With Specdrums, Sphero will be able to reach even more classrooms in various regions of the world to help teachers involve students effectively through hands-on music and STEAM tools.”

CES 2019

The system starts shipping January 19. It will be interesting to see how it ultimately plays into the company’s broader fulcrum from Star Wats robots to an all education focus.

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