The Hummingbird Robotics Kit is a spin-off product of Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE lab. Hummingbird is designed to enable engineering and robotics activities for ages 13 and up (10 with adult supervision) that involve the making of robots, kinetic sculptures, and animatronics built out of a combination of kit parts and crafting materials.
Combined with very easy-to-use software environments like Scratch, Snap!, and the CREATE Lab Visual Programmer, Hummingbird provides a great way to introduce kids to robotics and engineering with construction materials that they are already familiar with. At the same time, Hummingbird continues to provide new challenges by allowing programming in Python, Java, and Processing, and by supporting Raspberry Pi.
The Hummingbird Robotics Kit contains the Hummingbird circuit board, USB cable, auxiliary power adapter, flathead screwdriver, eight (8) single color LEDs (two each of green, red, yellow, and orange), two (2) tri-color LEDs, two (2) vibration motors, four (4) HS-311 servos, four (4) servo extension cables, two (2) DC motors, light sensor, temperature sensor, microphone sensor, distance sensor, and rotary knob.
|Hummingbird Kit||$199||The Hummingbird kit contains a large number of sensors, lights, and motors compared to similarly priced kits.|
|Hummingbird Controller||$89||Contains assembled Hummingbird circuit board, USB cable, auxiliary power adapter, and flathead screwdriver.|
|Motors Kit||$59||Contains 4 HS-311 servos, 4 servo extension cables, and 2 DC motors.|
|LEDs Kit||$29||Contains 8 single color LEDs, 2 Tri-color LEDs, and 2 vibration motors.|
|Sensors Kit||$49||Contains light, temperature, distance, and sound sensors, as well as a rotary knob, two wires, and a resistor.|
The Hummingbird Robotics kit is a great way to introduce students to robotics, electronics & coding while emphasizing creativity and endless possibilities. The kit comes with all the standard robot gear pre-wired: LEDs, sensors, motors & servos. These components easily plug into the controller. Add arts & crafts supplies to create a robot theater, animatronic creature, kinetic sculpture, etc. Get your robot moving by coding it with MIT’s Scratch environment.