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Video: 28 Android Powered Sphero Robotic Balls Dance a X-mas Jig


The folks at Sphero took to Union Square with 28 of their robotic balls and four Android smartphones to put together this beautiful display of color and coordination. Set to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve / Sarajevo,” how can you not get into the holiday spirit after watching this?

Give a, give a, give a Garmin…

Via:  reddit | Phandroid

  • John Huie

    nice, but i’d love to see more shapes, like a star, or Christmas tree, etc. is that possible to program, like dots and a marching band set, etc? Great job, though!

  • EvanTheGamer

    That was…awesome! Very cool.

  • Trevor

    I hate to be a debbie downer, but that would have been a lot cooler if they spelled stuff and/or made pictures with the spheres.

  • Cgmartin33

    Uh oh…grammer police our hair too ruine evryones tyme ;)

  • www.Ace60.com

    just before I looked at the check that said $6132, I be certain that my sister was like they say realie erning money parttime on-line.. there uncle has done this 4 only 10 months and just cleared the dept on there mini mansion and purchased a gorgeous Mercedes. we looked here,

  • nightscout13

    $3,000 worth of Sphero’s

  • carluverdrm2004

    Christmas*

  • jingle

    Robot balls

  • Raven

    That’s pretty cool, I don’t care who you are!

  • http://www.facebook.com/SushiHuntr Byron Harley

    they are 130 bucks a piece?!! 20 bucks I’d buy a cool remote controll ball but not 130

  • Lord_Demmington

    Glad to see someone finally found a use for the Nexus Q

    • Mike @ Sphero

      They are Samsung Galaxy Nexus’. We used them, because they proved the best at managing 7 bluetooth connections (lowest latency) of all the Android devices we have. And we have A LOT of Android devices ;)

  • CapnShiner

    LOL, I see Kellen has fallen victim to Garmin’s marketing as well. Damn them.

  • enigmaco

    That is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time.

  • http://twitter.com/FusionSaint99 Joseph

    That was awesome. Maybe Santa will know….

  • AJA0

    “A X-Mas Jig”.. “A Christmas Jig” sounds so much better. If you were going to use x-mas anyway it would be “An X-Mas Jig”, not ‘A’.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bittner.56 Jason Bittner

      “A” goes before words that begin with consonants.
      “An” goes before words that begin with vowels.

      X-Mas starts with a consonant last i checked.

      • http://smartic.us bryanl

        It’s not the letter, but the actual sound. an X-Mas is correct if you pronounce phonetically. A X-Mas if you pronounce it like christmas.

      • AJA0

        So, you’re telling me you would say “I went to an European diner” ?

    • Jordan Matelsky

      X-mas comes from the Greek letter chi, χ. So it could be “A χMas jig” if it really wanted, but that’s lame and who cares.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bittner.56 Jason Bittner

      “A” goes before words that begin with consonants.
      “An” goes before words that begin with vowels.

      X-Mas starts with a consonant last time I checked.

  • Mack

    Ding fries are done

    Ding fries are done

    • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

      Would you like an apple pie with that?

      • EvanTheGamer

        Not if it was made by Apple. No thanks.

        • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

          Well played sir…

  • LionStone

    How does it know? :-)

  • http://twitter.com/metalhead520 Nick

    Beat this Apple!!!!!!! hahahaha, so awesome!!!