Hummingbird Bit Controller
Hummingbird Bit Controller
Hummingbird Bit Controller

Hummingbird Bit Controller

Regular price $49.00 Sale

There is an option above to include a micro:bit and USB cable which are required to power the controller.


The Hummingbird Bit controller is the “brain” of the robotics kit.  Users who purchase a controller apart from a Hummingbird Robotics Kit may be interested in the following:
  • Building an additional robot with the kit components one already owns; Two robots can share the sensors, lights, and motors within a single kit
  • Creating one’s own kit by purchasing components a la carte


If you don't already own a Hummingbird Robotics Kit, check out the Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit.

The micro:bit-powered Hummingbird Bit Robotics Kit inspires deep and joyful learning in all students! 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 poemmodel the human armbuild an autonomous rover, or create a pinball machineHummingbird epitomizes a low-floor, high-ceiling approach: absolute beginners can build & program a robot in minutes, but continue learning advanced engineering & programming for years.

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 laptops and 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)