HummingBird Duo Premium Kit
Create a lesson for 8-12 students in groups of 2-3 using this HummingBird Duo Premium classroom kit.
The classroom kit includes:
- 4x Hummingbird Duo Controller
- 4x 5V/2A Power Cable
- 4x USB Cable
- 4x Terminal Tool
- 16x Standoffs
- 10x Servos
- 6x Servo Extension Cable
- 12x Single Color LEDs
- 8x Tri-Color LEDs
- 4x Light Sensor
- 2x Rotary Sensor
- 4x Temperature Sensor
- 2x Distance Sensor
- 4x Vibration Motors
- 4x Gear Motors
- 4x Wheel Adapter
- 4x Plastic Block Adapter
The kit includes 4 sets of boards and accessories:
Th different outputs:
Before getting started, please take the time to watch this youtube video about how to connect the wires to the control board properly.
To get started, choose a program that you would like to use for the Hummingbird Duo. Press the link embedded on the program name to install the program and to read tutorials about the program.
- CREATE lab Visual Programmer (Ages: 8+): Storyboard programming
- Scratch (Ages: 10+): Block based visual programming.
- Snap! (Ages: 10+): Similar to scratch, but supports more complex programming as well.
- Birdblox (Ages: 8+): Block based programming app – compatible with IOS.
- Ardublock (Ages: 12+): Bridge between these visual programs to programming languages.
- Arduino Programming Language (Ages: 13+): Main programming language. Simplified version of Java.
- Python (Ages: 13+): Popular first language for Computer Science Educators.
- Raspberry Pi (Ages: 14+): $35 computer that can be paired with Hummingbird Duo (not available in the Educational Robotics Library).
- Processing (Ages: 14+): Used to transition to Java programming. Simplifies and enhances images and animations.
- Java (Ages: 16+): One of the most common computer science languages.
Other Software Available: App Inventor
Once you check out this robot, you will find a Teacher’s Guide and User Guides inside of the kit. The following are useful pages from the guides:
- Pages 2-3: Glossary terms
- Pages 4-5: Suggested activities and discussion questions
- Page 11: HummingBird community
- Pages 3-4: Input and Output guide