Troubleshooting

Having trouble with the electronics? Try these first.

 

Trouble with Hummingbird:

For troubleshooting help, check out the Hummingbird website: http://www.hummingbirdkit.com/learning/troubleshooting

Check your connections:

  • USB cord
    • Is it plugged into the computer?
  • Components (Lights, motors, and sensors)
    • Are the wires in the right port? Is it connected all the way? Are positive(+) and negative(-) switched?
  • Power cord
    • Motors need power to run

Trouble with Scratch:

Getting Started:

  1. Connect the Hummingbird to the computer with the USB cord
  2. Open BirdBrain Robot Server
  3. If the screen says Hummingbird Duo Connected, click on the Open Scratch button.
    • If Hummingbird Duo is still grayed out, quit Birdbrain Robot Server. Check that your Hummingbird is connected with the USB cord, then open Birdbrain Robot Server again.
  4. Scratch 2.0 will open, and the Hummingbird blocks are under “More blocks”

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