I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and like most of you, i’ve seen The Force Awakens as well. I immediately felt in love with BB-8. The little white orange droid. So you can imagine, how happy I was, when I opened my christmas presents, and found the little BB-8 by Sphero droid in a box. BB-8 by Sphero, is a little toy robot that you can control with apps for Android and iOS, via bluetooth. Actually the sphere is the true robot, BB-8’s head is attached to the big sphere, via a magnet, and it has little wheels so it always stays on top, and gives it the Looney Toones Road runner look, while rolling. Cute.
This little droid has the following functionalities; it can roll around (quiet fast,), it can listen to your voice (via the app), it can show colors, it has IMU, 3 axis accelerometer, 3 axis rotation gyro and locator sensors. The BB-8 uses a Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) interface, also known as “Bluetooth Smart” or “Bluetooth 4.0/4.1”.