It’s hard to say precisely how Sphero’s pivot to education is going in these early stages, but it lately got an infusion of funding and is already out acquiring new startups. The BB-8 maker announced this morning that it’s picked up Specdrums — the fellow Boulder, Co-based startup is a Kickstarter success narrative that lets users generate music with an app connected reverberate.
It’s a strange fit at first glance, but Sphero clearly determines the company’s wearable technology as a strong addition to its newfound STEAM education focus.
“We firmly believe that play is a powerful educator. With the addition of Specdrums, we are strengthening the’ A’ in STEAM in our product roadmap, ” Sphero CEO Paul Berberian said in a press release tied to the news. “With Sphero’s infrastructure and the cornerstone that the Specdrums founders have already completed, we believe there’s a huge opportunity to continue to inspire curiosity in classrooms and beyond.”