2017 Gift Guide: STEM toys for kids

R2-D2 by Sphero

R2-D2 by Sphero is controllable with a smart device has it has front and rear LED lights that are fully functional and an integrated speaker so that beeps and boops come out of R2-D2. Artoo can interact with other Star Wars App-enabled Droids by Sphero. $179.99

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