Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit
Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit
Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit

Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit

Regular price $199.00 Sale

Please note that the Hummingbird Bit uses micro:bit as its processor; you must have one in order to operate the robot. 

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.

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 computers, Chromebooks, 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.

The Premium Kit model includes reusable parts for 1 robot:

  • 1 - Bit Controller (Robot brain)
  • 1 - Terminal Tool
  • 1 - Battery Pack (4x AA)
  • 1 - Green LED
  • 1 - Red LED
  • 1 - Yellow LED
  • 2 - Tri-color LED
  • 2 - FS5103B Servo
  • 2 - FS5103R Servo
  • 2 - Servo Wheels
  • 2 - Plastic Block Adapters
  • 4 - Servo Extension Cables
  • 1 - Light Sensor
  • 1 - Dial Sensor
  • 1 - Distance Sensor
  • 1 - Sound Sensor
  • 1 - User Manual
  • 1 - Premium Kit Case

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:

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