Hummingbird Robotics Kit

Get creative, get connected, and get coding!

This is a teacher’s favorite product that was created to promote gender equality and diversity in computer science and robotics.

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“The Hummingbird Robotics Kit has been instrumental in giving my students real-life skills. It’s a thrill for me to watch the teams collaborate on the conceptual design and building of their robot using foam boards, boxes, and other craft items. Enjoying the project and finding it resilient and easy to use.” – Deborah Minassian, K-8 Computer Science Teacher, Pittsburgh, PA

Integrate robotics and computer science into subjects from ELA to ecology, math to music, and beyond.  This product has won numerous awards and is backed by research.


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Make robotics personal and meaningful using materials of choice and multiple programming languages!

The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is an easy-to-use, creative robotics tool which allows students to design, build, and program a personally meaningful robot out of any materials, with any device, in multiple programming languages.

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 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.

These robotics kits are offered in 3 versions:

Here are videos of sample projects.

Sense Think Act

Human Body System

The company behind these great kits, BirdBrain Technologies, also offers the Finch Robot.
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