Art & Music, Language Arts

Project Type

Starter Projects, Moving Scenes

Required Tutorials

LEDs, Position Servo, and/or Rotation Servo

Estimated Time

Medium (3-6 hours)

My First Moving Scene

Students will recreate a two-dimensional scene into a moving three-dimensional art form using LEDs and servos.

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Learning Goals

Students will be able to add motion and lights to their chosen scene in a meaningful way.


  • Hummingbird Robotics Kit 
  • Programming device (Mac/Windows laptop, Chromebook, tablet, iPad, or smartphone)
  • Printed photos or drawings that students can animate (i.e. famous paintings, story
  • Cardboard 
  • Possible Craft supplies
  • My Robot Design Notebook (pages 6, 8-11)


  • See our FULL lesson plan (with sample code) in the free teacher materials above
  • Have students work in groups of 2-3.
  • Our Printables page has a variety of documents for making teaching and learning with Hummingbird easier. Visit and explore resources like the My First Robot Design Notebook now.


*See our FULL lesson plan (with sample code) in the free teacher materials above


SESSION 1 (45-60 minutes)

  • Students learn to code LEDs and servos with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit
  • Teacher explains project and students choose scene to build.

SESSION 2 (45-60 minutes)

  • Students create a plan for how they will animate their scene.
  • Students will begin to  build, decorate, and code their physical robot

SESSION 3-4 (60-120 minutes)

  • Students will finish building, decorating, and coding their physical robot

SESSION 5 (45-60 minutes)

  • Students present their robots and reflect on their process

Standards Alignment


CSTA Standards are split into different grade levels: 3-5, 6-8, and 9-10. Working with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit meets multiple standards across these grade-level delegations.
Visit this page for a more detailed explanation of how working with the Hummingbird Robotics Kit applies to meeting CSTA Standards.

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