Hummingbird Bit Controller
Hummingbird Bit Controller
Hummingbird Bit Controller

Hummingbird Bit Controller

Regular price $49.00 Sale

Purchase this product as an upgrade to a Hummingbird Robotics Kit or parts you already own. The micro:bit and micro USB cable required to power the controller are not included. 

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

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 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)

Notes on devices:

  • If you will use the Hummingbird Kit with Windows machines, with the programming languages Snap!, Python, or Java, you will need to purchase this dongle to use your robot wirelessly (one for each controller/robot).