We've just shipped the first robots to schools participating in the Finch loan program. 75 out of 161 applying organizations will be receiving robots, reaching 15,000-30,000 students. Read more about it.
We are loaning 1,000 Finches to school districts around the US to support hour of code activities for CSEdWeek. Read more about it here, and if you're interested, apply by October 4th.
Come program Finches and Hummingbirds at the Pittsburgh Maker Faire this Saturday, 9/22. Bring your kids - we'll have setups for kids as young as 8 with no programming experience to program the robots!
We're thrilled to announce that Hummingbird is officially released! That said, there's still much for us to do in the coming months: we're planning to release APIs and libraries to program Hummingbird in Java, Processing, and Python. We're developing a wireless solution for Hummingbird so that robots can be further away from the computer. Finally, we're going to be formatting and placing online some of the curricula designed and tested by teachers involved in the Hummingbird's beta tests. Buy a Hummingbird today and come along for the ride!
Brainlink is officially available for purchase - get one today at www.brainlinksystem.com!
We took a prototype Brainlink to the Bay Area Maker Faire and they graced us with an Education Award!
Lots of kids (and adults) enjoyed using an Android phone to move around our Brainlink-controlled Robosapien.
We will be demonstrating our first product, the Finch, at the 26th annual Eastern Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Conference at Juniata College on October 15th and 16th. We will have several Finches on hand and will invite conference attendees to program the Finches.
This is the first time BirdBrain Technologies has participated as a vendor in any trade or academic conference and we are very excited to learn what participants have to say about the Finch!