The BirdBlox app enables students ages 9 -14 to program Hummingbird and Finch 2.0 robots. Students drag together blocks to build programs that control the robot motors and lights, and they can use sensors to make the robot respond to its environment. Whether they are programming Finch to complete a maze or building a Hummingbird robot dog that barks when someone is nearby, the only limit is their imagination!

BirdBlox is a complete block-based programming language that is specifically designed for physical computing. BirdBlox contains blocks specific to each robot, as well as control structures, math and logic operators, support for variables and lists, and more. BirdBlox makes it easy for beginners to explore and get started, while also enabling students to create more complex programs as they learn more about computer science.

- Control lights, motors, and sensors for BirdBrain robots
- Connect up to three robots
- Record and play sounds to add music or sound effects to your project
- Use tablet sensors to control your robot

- This app requires a Finch Robot 2.0, Hummingbird Bit, BBC micro:bit, or Hummingbird Duo with a Bluetooth adapter. All of these robots are available at
- Each robot connects to the app via Bluetooth BLE. Make sure to load the Bluetooth-ready firmware onto your robot. You can find instructions by selecting your robot at
- This app requires iOS 9 or later.
- This app requires iPad 3 or later / iPhone 4S or later. It is also compatible with all iPad Mini, Air, and Pro models.

What’s New

Version 1.9

Support for micro:bit version 2

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

dnolting ,

BirdBlox is a great program

It ties together many of the coding aspects that kids are exposed to on other platforms, delivering to them an actual, physical activity.

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App Privacy

The developer, Tom Lauwers, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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