Strawbees and Hummingbird

Use Strawbees® and Hummingbird to make different creations!

Strawbees and Hummingbird

Programming Language

Snap! Jr., Snap!, Scratch, Python, Java, BirdBlox, MakeCode / JavaScript, Arduino


Maker Tools


4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Use this step-by-step guide to build your own Hummingbird creation with Strawbees. This is Strawbeest, our homage to Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests.

Hot glue a Strawbee to the Hummingbird servo motor, and then just start building!





You can also use Strawbees with the gear motor by gluing them to the plastic brick adaptor.






Try making a fun linkage with the Hummingbird and Strawbees!





Pro Tip: You can use just the tip of a Strawbee as a connector. This can help you to keep parts of your creation from colliding. In the video above, a small connector keeps the straw connected to the motor from hitting the stationary straw on the table.