The Finch is designed to support an engaging introduction to the art of programming. It has support for over a dozen programming languages and environments, including environments based on Alice and Scratch appropriate for students as young as eight years old.
The Finch was designed to allow students to write richly interactive programs. On-board features include:
- Light, temperature, and obstacle sensors
- Full-color beak LED
- Plugs into USB port – no batteries required
Hummingbirds can be programmed in the CREATE lab visual programmer, Snap!, Java, and Processing. A $199 kit includes a hummingbird controller board, four servos, two motors, two vibration motors, eight LEDs, two tri-color LEDs, light, distance, sound, temperature, and rotary sensors.