"The Calico Project is a framework for learning, doing, and playing with computation. At its core is an integrated editor, interactive console, and social interaction framework for exploring computer science through modern, dynamic languages. It is designed to be a simple, yet powerful, integrated development environment (IDE) for students, teachers, researchers---and regular humans, too!"

This Calico library is brought to you by the efforts of Douglas Blank at Byrn Mawr College and Jay Jin at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science.


Documentation for the Calico API is available at The Calico Project's website and at Calico Hummingbird API.

Install Calico

To install Calico, follow the instructions given here.

To run and compile programs in Calico, see this tutorial. We have included example programs to be run in Calico with the Hummingbird robot in the download.

Version Information

Version 1.00 of the Hummingbird Calico package is now available and has been successfully tested on Windows 7/8 64-bit, Mac OS 10.6, and Ubuntu 12.10.