Learn about the different components: lights, sensors, and motors. Learn how to program them in Scratch. Creating light with LEDs The Hummingbird kit contains two type of LEDs, single color LEDs and tri-color LEDs. Single color LEDs have two wires, while tri-color LEDs have four wires. Creating Movement with Motors The Hummingbird kit works with … Continue reading Using the Hummingbird
Need help using your camera from backpack play? The battery is dead! Use the camera's USB cable and power brick to plug it into an outlet. I need to get my pictures off the camera! Your pictures are saved on the camera's SD card. You can remove the SD card from … Continue reading Camera Help
Video of Scratch programming blocks you'll use to control your Hummingbird
Save and open your Scratch program. When you are ready to save your program, go to the Scratch menu bar, select File, then Save from the dropdown menu. Give it a name that describes what the program does (example: blinklight), and save it to your computer's desktop. To open a program you saved earlier, choose … Continue reading How to Save a File
Video tutorial for using the rotary sensor, LED, and servo motor. Fade a light and change the position of the servo arm by turning a knob.
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 … Continue reading Troubleshooting
Download the How-to file to your computer or view the comic on the Hummingbird website!
Connecting lights, sensors, and motors to the board Video: Visit the Hummingbird Website for more instructions: http://www.hummingbirdkit.com/learning/tutorials/connecting-electronics *Download the Hummingbird How-to Comic