Earlier this week it was announced that Sphero will be acquiring Littlebits to push further into STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) educational markets. littleBits, the company that invented the electronic building block, announced that they are joining forces to become the #1 STEAM and coding solution for “every classroom, living room, and after-school program around the world”. With this deal, Sphero plans to accelerate international growth and acquire other products and companies to further expand its portfolio of STEAM products and tools. Terms for the deal have not been disclosed.
“Sphero and littleBits are on a mission to make hands-on learning fun and memorable,” said Paul Berberian, Sphero’s CEO. “Together, we’re able to make an even greater impact by delivering the best possible solution — whether it is programming a robot to solve a maze or building an electronic music synthesizer. There are infinite learning possibilities — and they’re all fun.”
“When I studied engineering, it was top down, test-based,” said Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits. “I hated it and wanted to quit every semester. Then I got exposed to the pedagogy of learning through play and my life changed; no one could peel me away from learning, inventing, creating. Together, littleBits and Sphero are now bringing this experience to kids everywhere.”