Swift Playgrounds Adds Sphero R2-D2 Support

Sphero R2-D2 Swift Playgrounds template

Apple is getting on on the Force Friday action with a new Swift Playgrounds template for controlling Spero’s R2-D2 robot.

Sphero R2-D2 Swift Playgrounds template
Swift Playgrounds adds Sphero R2-D2 support

Swift Playgrounds is Apple’s iPad app for learning to code in the Swift language. The new template lets you make R2-D2 move around, spin its dome head, wobble on its legs, flash lights, and more.

Sphero introduced its new R2-D2 and BB-9E robots on Force Friday. They come with their own iPhone apps, but Swift Playgrounds gives you more control over the devices, plus you get to learn coding skills in a fun way.

Sphero templates for controlling BB-8 and BB-9E are available, too.

Swift Playgrounds is a free download for the iPad. To install the R2-D2 template launch Swift Playgrounds and tap Get Playground > Accessories.

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