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Kit Info: Hummingbird Bit

Classroom Kit Information

We have a class set of 4 Hummingbird Bits available for librarians to borrow. (These are to be checked out individually).

This set has 4 individual kits available for checkout, each serving 1-3 students to create 1 robot.

Each kit contains:

  • 1 micro:bit controller
  • 1 Terminal Tool
  • 1 Battery pack (4 AA batteries)
  • 1 each LED in Green, Red, and Yellow
  • 2 Tri-color LEDs
  • 2 FS5103B Servos
  • 2 FS5103R Servos
  • 2 Servo Wheels
  • 2 Plastic Block Adaptors
  • 4 Servo extension cables
  • 4 Sensors (Light, Dial, Distance, and Sound)
  • 1 User manual
  • 1 Carrying Case

Getting Started

Hummingbird Bit is a programmable computer powered by a micro:bit, and designed to teach students how to build and code a robot.  This builds on what students have learned with the micro:bit classroom kit and extends the functionality. The Hummingbird Controller adds external LEDs, Sensors, and Servos for robotic motion.

You can program the bit using windows and mac computers, chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets, and Linux devices. Depending upon the device you choose, you may have different programming languages available to you. You can see (and choose) your combinations here:

Download coding cards to get started:

You can peruse projects by grade level and subject area here:

Find full instructions at


Borrow this set

To borrow this set, click this link: Media Manager Kit Catalog

Now follow these steps:

  • In the catalog, click the log in link in the upper right corner.
  • Log in using your regular school computer username, but use the password media. (This will kick you back to the main catalog page.)
  • Search for "hummingbird".
  • Click the "SLS - Hummingbird Premium" link next to the picture.
  • Then click Book It.
  • Choose the dates you would like to borrow and click Save.

Setup Notes


  • Black wire always goes into the negative port
  • Red (Orange) goes into positive slot
  • Yellow goes into the Signal (S) port 


  • Black wire always goes into the negative port
  • Red in the middle goes into the positive port
  • White goes into the Signal (S) port