BirdBrain Technologies Finch Robot 2.0

£105.40 incl. VAT

BirdBrain Technologies Finch Robot 2.0

Finch Robot 2.0 Image
Finch Robot 2.0 Image
Finch Robot 2.0 Image
Finch Robot 2.0 Image
Finch Robot 2.0 Image
Finch Robot 2.0 Image
Finch Robot 2.0 Image

BirdBrain Technologies Finch Robot 2.0

The Finch Robot 2.0 is an educational programmable robot that helps young children and students learn to code and understand programming through fun activities. With the Finch Robot, learning to code has been made easy! Bring your creative robotics ideas to life with the Finch. You can program the Finch to dance, draw shapes, follow a line, create a game, and much more! Finch uses a micro:bit as its processor, which is sold separately. More

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Description

The Finch Robot 2.0 is an educational programmable robot that helps young children and students learn to code and understand programming through fun activities. With the Finch Robot, learning to code has been made easy! Bring your creative robotics ideas to life with the Finch. You can program the Finch to dance, draw shapes, follow a line, create a game, and much more! Finch uses a micro:bit as its processor, which is sold separately.

Details

The Finch 2.0 is an educational robot designed for children aged 5 years and older and offers an amazing opportunity to understand programming through play. Kids and students of various ages and backgrounds will benefit from this learning coding robot to bring their creative robotic projects to life.

Using the Finch you get the chance to become part of the amazing computer science world and discover the algorithms that Finch uses. As a result, you will have the chance to express your ideas in reality, through movement, light, sound, and sensing.

What is included

  • The Finch Robot 2.0
  • Integrated and rechargeable battery (lasts 7+ hours)
  • Centrally positioned marker holder for drawing
  • 5 tri-color LEDs
  • Multi-tonal buzzer
  • Wheel encoders for precise and accurate movement
  • 2 light sensors
  • 1 distance / obstacle / ultrasonic sensor
  • 2 infrared line tracking sensors
  • The micro:bit is not included (the micro:bit is sold separately; you must have one in order to operate the robot)

Features

The Finch Robot 2.0 includes the following features:

  • Bluetooth wireless connection
  • Integrated and rechargeable battery (lasts 7+ hours)
  • Centrally positioned marker holder for drawing
  • 5 tri-color LEDs
  • Multi-tonal buzzer
  • Wheel encoders for precise and accurate movement
  • 2 light sensors
  • 1 distance / obstacle / ultrasonic sensor
  • 2 infrared line tracking sensors
  • Compatible with plastic bricks for adding accessories & building fun
  • Marks on wheels for counting revolutions
  • Surface can be written on with whiteboard markers
  • micro:bit features: accelerometer, radio, compass, buttons
  • RoHS compliant

 

This coding robot is designed for indoor use only, as outdoor use will wear out the wheels. You will need to buy a micro:bit processor separately to operate the robot. Every Finch includes a micro USB cable for charging and downloading to a micro:bit.

What is a Finch Robot?

The Finch will help you to get started with learning how to code and create amazing and fun projects. You can even program a game using the Finch! With Finch Robot 2.0, you will write computer programs to control the inputs and outputs of your robot. 

Outputs:Finch Robot 2.0 Image Outputs

1. Wheels 5. Buzzer
2. Beak LED 6. Marker Holder
3. Tail LEDs 7. Plastic Brick Adapter
4. LED Array

Inputs:Finch Robot 2.0 Image Inputs

1. Wheel Encoders 5. Compass
2. Line Tracking Sensors 6. Accelerometer
3. Distance Sensor 7. Buttons
4. Light Sensors

Why should you buy a Finch Robot 2.0?

The Finch will bring your creative ideas to life

With the Finch learning to code has been made easy! You can now even program a game using the Finch Robot 2.0. It comes with a wide range of activities and project ideas you could easily integrate into your learning plan and have some fun while learning to code.

 

The Finch has a 7+ hour battery life 

It fully charges in 7 hours from a completely empty state, so you do not have to wait long to start having fun.

The Finch supports a range of programming languages

The Finch Robot 2.0 supports a range of programming languages such as Finchblox, Snap!, Python and MakeCode, including icon-, block-, and text-based options.

The Finch Robot 2.0 works with the following programming languages:

  • FinchBlox (icon-based for pre-readers – available on iOS, Android, Fire OS)
  • BirdBlox (block-based – available on iOS, Android, Fire OS)
  • MakeCode (block-based – available on Chromebooks, Mac, Windows, Linux)
  • Snap! (block-based – available on Chromebooks, Mac, Windows)
  • Python (text-based – available on Chromebooks, Mac, Windows)
  • Java (text-based – available on Mac, Windows)

Finch Robot 2.0 Image

The Finch is compatible with the following devices: iOS, Android, Chromebook, Windows, Apple, Linux.

What projects can you do using a Finch Robot 2.0?

Choose a project that looks the most appealing to you from dozens of assignments to challenge you. 

Activities: Program the Finch to dance, draw shapes, follow a line, create a Simon Says game, and much more!

 

For more activities ideas, visit the BirdBrain Technologies Portal. The Resources page has free printable tools to integrate the Finch into your curriculum. 

 

Technical Specifications
Model Finch 2.0 FR-2

Finch 2.0 w/ micro:bit FR-2_MBIT

Size 10” L x 7.5” W x 4” H
Weight 1.5 lbs
Device Compatibility Chromebook, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Kindle Fire/Fire OS, Linux
Software Compatibility FinchBlox, BirdBlox, MakeCode, Snap!, Python, Java
Battery Rechargeable battery (approx. 7h run time) & USB charger cable included
Accessories A BLED bluetooth dongle is required for Snap!, Python, and Java on Windows and pre-2014 Mac computers
Recommended Age 5 y.o. and up
Warranty One-year limited warranty on all products

Specifications

SKU

2182777

mpn

FR-2

brand

BirdBrain Technologies

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