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Bring Computer Science to Life

Explore Creative Robotics using the Hummingbird Robotics Kit & the Finch Robot

Our Robots

“The amazing thing about the Finch Robots was how quickly my students were able to figure out how to use them and make them do what they wanted — this was a major confidence boost for many of our students that were less confident with new technologies. Plus, they had a blast while learning! What’s better than that?”

- Leslie Gonzalez, Middle School Library Media Specialist, Athens, GA

“The Finch robots are so simple to use and easily span classes. It was literally a “snap” to use the Finches with our 3 and 4 year old classes! Overheard in a 4 year old class: “This is the best day of my life”!”

- Martha Brower, Technology Director, Reidsville, NC

“I can honestly say that teaching the students to program robots from BirdBrain Technologies has been my favorite unit all year. They come to the classroom excited to learn and try new ideas!”

- Sarah Magner, Innovation Lab Teacher, Oakton, VA

“The Hummingbird Robotics Kit has allowed my 5th grade students to explore the depths of their creativity while expanding their programming know-how. This was designed for students to innovate with right from the start! This kit has done wonders in the classroom!”

- James Tiffin, Jr., Director of Academic Technologies, Rochester, NY

“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 their robot using foam board, 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

“Incredible learning tool for kids. The beauty of these is that you can use almost any craft supply to make simple robotics or interactive art. My students always amaze me by the ideas they come up with!”

- Richard White, Education Service Center Teacher, Greenbush, KS

“A great tool for introducing students AND teachers to the joys of Making. Easy to learn, easy to use, and an awesome way to introduce engineering design and computer science.”

- Dr. Gary Stager & Sylvia Martinez, Authors of Invent to Learn

  • The Hummingbird Kit consists of lights, motors, and sensors which allow students to build a personally meaningful robot out of any materials.
  • FREE learning materials for classroom projects, robot building, programming, classroom integration, and professional development
  • Recommended for students from 4th to 12th grade
  • Program in BirdBlox, Snap!, MakeCode / JavaScript, Python, Java, Swift, Kotlin
  • Works with Chromebooks, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, FireOS
  • Starts at $119
  • The Finch is a robot that brings computer science to life by providing students an engaging, hands-on representation of their code.
  • FREE learning materials for programming and classroom activities
  • Recommended for students from kindergarten to college
  • Program in FinchBlox, BirdBlox, Snap!, MakeCode / JavaScript, Python, Java, Swift, Kotlin
  • Works with Chromebooks, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, FireOS
  • $139

The BirdBrain Difference

Learning materials classroom-tested and standards-aligned


Free classroom-tested and standards-aligned learning materials, including programming tutorials, and lesson plans.

Robots for advanced and beginning users

Low Floor &
High Ceiling

Absolute beginners can build or program a robot in minutes, but continue learning advanced engineering & programming for years.

Integrate robotics into different subjects

True Interdisciplinary

Integrate robotics and computer science into subjects from ELA to ecology, math to music, and beyond.

Promote gender equality and diversity in CS/robotics


Our products were created to promote gender equality and diversity in computer science and robotics.

Professional development support available in-person and online


Our team of educators provide virtual professional development, including classroom and school district integration planning.

BirdBrain Technologies’ mission is to inspire deep and joyful learning in all students through creative robotics.

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Best of Show at ISTE 2015Teachers' Choice Award 2015Parents' Choice Gold AwardNational School Boards Association NSBABest of Show at ISTE 2016Best of Show at ISTE 2018Selected for the hundrED Pittsburgh SpotlightInner City 100CS For ALl - K-12 CS Framework Aligned