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
Media about the Finch Robots Grant: MyVeronaNJ.com