Full Parts Kit to up-grade the Hexbug with a Reprogrammable Microprocessor brain.
The new circuit board enables the Hexbug to

  • Make Sounds
  • Detect Light
  • Detect Battery Level
  • Control the drive motor
  • Receive IR control signals
  • Detect obstacles
  • In-Circuit Programming

Under new software control the Hexbug can now:

  • Start, Stop, and Sleep
  • Change its speed
  • Turn itself on and off depending on light level
  • Be controlled with a TV remote
  • Sing
  • Request new batteries
  • Be given new personalities

     Includes PC board, all parts including IR receiver module, low profile piezo speaker, and PIC12F675 pre-programmed with operational start-up test program and basic personality.
     Note: A PICkit-2 Programming module and MPLAB software (or similar) will be required to reprogram the PIC chip. The new board is also compatible with the PIC12F685 for increased memory.
     Full Kit of parts to Upgrade a stock Hexbug - 

Hexbug Upgrade Kit

SKU: 61140120054
  • If any parts are missing or incorrect, or if you need assistance, write to us at info@appliedinspirations.com. We will ship the needed part and answer your questions promptly.



    WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
    (This item was manufactured prior to August 31st, 2018.) See home page for further details.


We believe we have the highest quality kits in the “kit” industry (read our testimonials). Unlike most electronic kits, all our kits include a schematic, detailed printed instructions, and teaching material explaining the why and how things work. Our Hands-on Electronics Courses (LED Scope) take students from no knowledge into the college level and prepares them for a basic Electronics Technician job or Technical Career. Our hands-on kits and courses are self-instructional (homeschool moms do not need to learn electronics), but can be used individually, in classrooms,  or homeschool co-ops.

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Bethlehem, CT 06751

           WARNING: All our products  contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(Our items were manufactured prior to August 31st, 2018)

As of August 2018 the State of California has changed the requirements of the “Prop 65” law. We now must list on our website any possible chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects, or reproductive problem.

As an example:
   ABS Plastic contains styrene
   PVC wire insulation can contain Ki(2-ethythexl)phthalate (DEHP)
   electrolytic capacitors can contain Ethlene glycol
   Brass can contain Lead
   Flame retardant pc boards can contain Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA)
   Aluminum alloys can contain Chromium

To put it simply, we are a small company and do not have the resources to test every single part, so we list every thing as hazardous. Please recycle all electronic parts responsibly and under no circumstance eat, drink, or smoke these parts and wash your hands after touching!