We created BirdBlox as a tablet-based programming option for the Hummingbird. Since the Hummingbird Bit is based on the micro:bit. You can also use BirdBlox to wirelessly program the micro:bit! This module will cover how to set up the micro:bit to start programming in BirdBlox.
Install BirdBlox onto your tablet or smartphone.
Connect the micro:bit to the computer with the USB cord. The micro:bit also needs a source of power, so connect it to the battery pack.
Download this file onto your computer and drag it onto the micro:bit (you will need a computer with a USB port for this step). Your device should start to flash three letters on its display.
Note: If you also use MakeCode with your micro:bit, you will need to repeat this step each time you switch from MakeCode to BirdBlox.
Remove the USB cord. You won’t need it to use BirdBlox!
This module will show you how to connect BirdBlox to the micro:bit via bluetooth.
Tap the name of your device. To identify your device, look at the initials flashing on the micro:bit. Match these to the name on tablet.
When you connect to the micro:Bit, the initials will stop flashing. On the tablet screen, the dot on the Hummingbird Connect button will turn green, and the blocks for the micro:bit will turn teal.
Note: If you lose the connection to the micro:bit, the initials will start to flash, the dot on the Hummingbird Connect button will turn red, and the blocks for the micro:bit will turn gray. If this happens, tap the Hummingbird Connect button, select Disconnect Device, and then reconnect.
If you are not connected to the micro:bit but the initials are not flashing, try changing your batteries!