Strawbees and Hummingbird

Use Strawbees® and Hummingbird to make different creations! This is Strawbeest, our homage to Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests.

Strawbees and Hummingbird

Programming Language

Snap! Jr., Visual Programmer, Snap!, Scratch, Python, Java, BirdBlox, MakeCode, Ardublock/Arduino


Maker Tools


4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Hot glue a Strawbee to the Hummingbird servo motor, and then just start building!





You can also use Strawbees with the gear motor by gluing them to the plastic brick adaptor.






Try making a fun linkage with the Hummingbird and Strawbees!





Pro Tip: You can use just the tip of a Strawbee as a connector. This can help you to keep parts of your creation from colliding. In the video above, a small connector keeps the straw connected to the motor from hitting the stationary straw on the table.