The Finch Explained:
The Finch is a new robot for computer science education. Its design is the result of a four year study at Carnegie Mellon's CREATE lab.
The Finch is designed to support an engaging introduction to the art of programming. It has support for over a dozen programming languages and environments, including several environments appropriate for students as young as eight years old.
The Finch was designed to allow students to write richly interactive programs. On-board features include:
- Light, temperature, and obstacle sensors
- Full-color beak LED
- Pen mount for drawing capability
- Plugs into USB port - no batteries required
The Finch is manufactured under license from Carnegie Mellon University.
About the Site
finchrobot.com is designed to be much more than a storefront and static informational site. We provide software downloads, lessons, assignments, and a community-oriented site design that allows anyone to form an account, and contribute their own Finch assignments and activities. We even provide incentives for such contributions.