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Title The Finch [toy] : a robot designed for computer science education.

Publication Info. Pittsburgh, PA : BirdBrain Technologies, [2014?]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Juvenile Storytime - DKLY-12  JKT 629.8 FIN    LIB USE ONLY
Description 1 USB human interface device ; 6 x 14 x 18 cm + USB cable
three-dimensional form tdf rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
object nr rdacarrier
Note Title from Web site.
The Finch requires access to a desktop, laptop, or Chromebook computer and requires software to be downloaded. The Finch does not work with iPads or Android tablets.
Instructions and resources for teachers and students available on the Finch web site.
Audience Ages 4-7 (Snap programming environment) ; Ages 8 and up (Scratch programming environment).
Summary 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.
Note Features: Light, temperature, and obstacle sensors -- Accelerometers -- Motors -- Buzzer -- Full-color beak -- LED -- Pen mount for drawing capability -- USB -- Plastic shell.
Computer software: Java -- Javascript -- Python -- Greenfoot -- Scratch -- Snap! C -- C++ -- C# -- Processing -- Calico (Many Languages) -- RoboRealm -- Scala -- MATLAB -- Visual Basic -- Finch Dreams -- Visual Programmer -- LabVIEW -- Firmware/Schematic Downloads.
Subject Robots.
Computer software -- Development.
Computer programming -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Computer programming -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Human-computer interaction.
Teaching -- Aids and devices.
Computer programming -- Study and teaching (Elementary) (OCoLC)fst00872407
Computer software -- Development. (OCoLC)fst00872537
Human-computer interaction. (OCoLC)fst00963494
Robots. (OCoLC)fst01099038
Teaching -- Aids and devices. (OCoLC)fst01144567
Genre/Form Educational toys.
Added Author BirdBrain Technologies.
Added Title Finch robot

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