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Duo Kickstarter funded!

Thanks to 255 backers, the Hummingbird Duo Kickstarter campaign has exceeded its funding goal. We have begun the manufacturing process and are on track for having the Duo in stock in January. Kickstarter backers and pre-orders should ship in November or December. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, sign up to be notified when we start taking pre-orders. We are very excited about getting the next version of Hummingbird into your hands, and can't wait to see what you build with it!

Hummingbird receives Parents' Choice Gold award!

The Hummingbird Robotics Kit received the Highest-level "Gold" award from Parents' Choice in the Toy category. Fewer than 25% of entrants get an award at any level, so we are extremely honored to have been chosen. 

An excerpt from their review:

"Though not as trivial to use as other conceptually similar robotics systems, the cost is dramatically less, particularly for additional components; the creative development possibility is greater; and the flexibility and power are unmatched."

Virtual Training Workshop

Thanks to Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab, we now have a virtual training workshop for educators. The virtual workshop is composed of footage from a four hour CREATE Lab training. It contains explanations of the Hummingbird hardware and software, instructions for what to build, a montage of the hands-on building/programming process, and videos of educators showing off their robots. Take a look at it now!

Hummingbird motor wheel and Lego adapter

We've created a couple of 3D printable models that you can use to make a wheel and a Lego adapter for the Hummingbird's gear motor. Both the wheel and the Lego adapter can be downloaded or ordered from Shapeways. Find the wheel here, and the Lego adapter here.

Training Workshops in Pittsburgh and South Carolina

Two free Hummingbird workshops have just been announced, one in Columbia, SC, and the other in Pittsburgh, PA. On a more general note, one of our major goals this year is to expand training opportunities for Hummingbird. We're developing a network of trainers for private trainings for school districts and other organizations, and are also planning multiple public workshops in many states along the eastern seaboard. Keep an eye on our training page or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to find out if a workshop is scheduled in your area.