Hummingbird Classroom Flock
Hummingbird Classroom Flock
Hummingbird Classroom Flock

Hummingbird Classroom Flock

Regular price $799.00 Sale

Please note that this Hummingbird Bit model uses micro:bit as its processor; you must have micro:bits in order to operate the kits. 

Inspire deep and joyful learning with the micro:bit-powered Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kit! The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is comprised of lights, sensors, and motors which allow students to build a robot out of any materials. The power of Hummingbird is in its flexibility - the same reusable kit can animate a poem, model the human arm, build an autonomous rover, or create a pinball machine. Hummingbird epitomizes a low-floor, high-ceiling approach: absolute beginners can build & program a robot in minutes, but continue learning advanced engineering & programming for years.

The Classroom Flock serves 8-12 students with parts to create 4 robots. Each Flock includes:

  • 4 Premium Kits 
  • 1 carrying case 
  • 4 screwdrivers 
  • 2 wire strippers 
  • 4 pens 

All Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kits include:

  • Free classroom-tested and standards-aligned learning materials, such as programming tutorials, lesson plans, and printable student activities.
  • Out-of-the-box compatibility with all laptops and most tablets.
  • Free software that is tested to work with school IT environments.
  • Support for block-based and text-based programming environments, including MakeCode, Python, and Java.
  • Electrically protected connectors that allow students to easily add multiple motors, sensors, and LEDs without risk of harm due to incorrect connections.
  • Free online professional development, including classroom curriculum integration planning.
  • Classroom-ready packaging, including sturdy cases, sorting compartments, and stackable containers.
  • Products that have been created and validated by National Science Foundation-funded research at Carnegie Mellon University and tested in classrooms with teachers and students.

    All Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kits work with the following programming languages:

    • BirdBlox (block-based - available on iOS, Android, Fire OS)
    • MakeCode (block-based - available on Chromebooks, Mac, Windows, Linux)
    • Snap! (block-based - available on Chromebooks, Mac, Windows)
    • Python (text-based - available on Chromebooks, Mac, Windows)
    • Java (text-based - available on Mac, Windows)
    • Swift (text-based iOS app builder - available on Mac)
    • Kotlin (text-based Android app builder - available on Mac, Windows)

    Notes on devices:

    We have verified 5 USB-C adapters that will allow you to use the Hummingbird Kit with USB C ports. Click on the links in the attachment to be taken to stores where you can purchase these dongles. Other dongles may also work, but these 5 have been tested and work without issue.