BirdBrain Technologies serves as a catalyst for
transformative, physical computing-based experiences for ALL students!
BirdBrain Technologies cultivates creativity and computational thinking by providing flexible and inspiring products: the Finch Robot and the Hummingbird Robotics Kit.
Founded at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010, this Pittsburgh-based company is excited to promote gender equality and diversity in engineering and robotics. Through the aid of the CMU CREATE Lab, BirdBrain is a research-based company that continues to learn and fulfill teachers’ needs.
A large part of our mission is to support educators interested in bringing computer science, engineering, and making, into the classroom. We work collaboratively to support teachers with free standards-aligned curriculum and professional development. Our products have been used by thousands of teachers around the world to bring creative design and robotics fun into the classroom!
Founder, Tom Lauwers, begins research on educational robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.
At CMU’s CREATE Lab, Finches and Hummingbirds were made and tested in high schools, community colleges, and after-school programs.
Dr. Tom Lauwers completes his thesis and BirdBrain Technologies is born.
Finch Robot was officially launched.
Hummingbird Robotics Kit officially launched.
The second version, Hummingbird Duo, was kickstarted and shipped.
BirdBlox app allows for a tetherless option with the Hummingbird.
BirdBrain Technologies wins NSF Grant to develop a new robotics kit for elementary school with CMU’s CREATE Lab.