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DARKSIDE - The App-Enabled Racing Robot with Attitude!

$199.99

Australia’s Slickest Racing Robot – The Ollie Darkside Get ready for some serious fun as we announce the arrival of a new breed of racer on Australian shores. Available through Sphere’s online store now, the Ollie Darkside, from experienced manufacturers Sphero, is an incredibly capable speed racing robot which draws power from USB and is controllable via Bluetooth. Truly the best equipped little droid for this task, the Ollie Darkside is capable of drawing all necessary firmware updates through any wireless connection. Your Darkside will grow alongside you without you putting in any extra effort. 

DARKSIDE - The App-Enabled Racing Robot with Attitude!
DARKSIDE - The App-Enabled Racing Robot with Attitude!

Australia’s Slickest Racing Robot – The Ollie Darkside

Get ready for some serious fun as we announce the arrival of a new breed of racer on Australian shores. Available through Sphere’s online store now, the Ollie Darkside, from experienced manufacturers Sphero, is an incredibly capable speed racing robot which draws power from USB and is controllable via Bluetooth. Truly the best equipped little droid for this task, the Ollie Darkside is capable of drawing all necessary firmware updates through any wireless connection. Your Darkside will grow alongside you without you putting in any extra effort. 

Customisable on every level

The core idea of a compact, sleek racing robot you control with your phone is good, but Sphero recognise that the hardcore users of the Ollie Darkside are most concerned with how they can modify, repurpose, or “hack” the device. Recognising the huge power of such community efforts, they have made the Darkside as easy to alter as possible, catering to every level of hacking proficiency.

The base model comes with extra tires and hub parts, which can be switched easily in and out to alter the look and performance of your Ollie. The designers’ page recommends that the high-friction “nubby” tires can be switched out for street race-style drifting action. This modular construction already holds a lot of potential for future modification, but the core robot “brain” is also advertised as being fully hackable by proficient users, opening the door for endless repurposing and reprogramming. And for the slightly less invested or tech-savvy, there is a burgeoning collection of apps for the Darkside which easily enable sweet tricks or other new ways to use it. 

Darkside - the app-enabled racing robot with attitude!

For more information send your questions direct to our live chat! Or, call us direct on 02 9318 0566 at any time during business hours. Our staff will be happy to assist you with your questions and enquiries.  

  • Darkside Ollie
  • 2 Nubby Tires 
  • 2 Turbo Tires 
  • 2 Prime Hubs 
  • 2 Flux Hubs 
  • USB charging cable
  • Quick Start guide 
  • Free apps available on the App Store and Google Play
  • iOS & Android compatible
  • Top speed of 22kmh (6m/s)
  • Durable polycarbonate body
  • LED glow with customizable color settings
  • Bluetooth SMART instant connection (30m range range)
  • USB charging (over 1 hour of drive time on a full charge)
  • Driving apps: Ollie, Draw N' Drive
  • Programming apps: MacroLab, OrbBasic
  • Hackable and programmable internal robot
  • App updates that introduce new features and gameplay
  • Automatic firmware updates
  • Height: 12cm / Length: 8cm / Weight: 240 grams