Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Hummingbird Robotics Advanced Topics: Construct an Autonomous Vehicle (BirdBrain Technologies)

February 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

A Brand New Workshop from @BirdBrainTech

Design, build and program an autonomous vehicle with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit! Use recyclable material to construct a vehicle that will respond to light and shadows and avoid obstacles. This workshop is being presented in partnership with the AIU and will be hosted at transformED WEST.


Is this workshop good for beginners? 

Some experience with Hummingbird Robotics is necessary. This workshop is for educators who already use the Hummingbird or have attended a Hummingbird workshop in the past. Participants will use Ardublock and Arduino programming in the workshop. No experience with either Ardublock or Arduino is necessary prior to this workshop.


What do I need to bring?

We’ll provide the tools and construction material. You’ll need to bring a laptop and a Hummingbird kit. If you don’t have a Hummingbird kit, you can purchase one with the discount offered for this workshop only and save $100!

If you bring a colleague from your district, you’ll receive an extra discount on a small Hummingbird Duo Classroom Kit and save $250!


Discount prices on Hummingbird Kits are offered for this workshop only. See details at check out.


Questions about the workshop? Send an email to Matt@birdbraintechnologies.com

Questions about payment? Send an email to sales@birdbraintechnologies.com. We can send an invoice directly to you so that you don’t need to pay through EventBrite. Note: By contacting sales to make payment directly, you won’t have to pay the EventBrite processing fee. We recommend this approach.

Instructor Bio:

Working with organizations like the Jim Henson Company, The Lawrence Hall of Science and Sesame Workshop, Matt has found his niche directly between the worlds of entertainment and education. A craftsman, a filmmaker and a teacher, Matt has spent the last 20 years looking for new ways to engage young minds through storytelling and technology.

Prior to joining the Birdbrain team, Matt led the TechHive Makerspace at the University of California, Berkeley. There, he worked extensively with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit to develop the first Hummingbird-based Robot Petting Zoo. Narrative storytelling and empathic design are at the heart of the Robot Petting Zoo and Matt believes that these principles will help to democratize robotics.


transformED WEST @ Montour HS
223 Clever Rd.
McKees Rocks, 15136 United States
+ Google Map
Phone: 412.394.5829
Fax: 412.394.5750
Homestead, PA 15120, US
475 E. Waterfront Drive