Programmable Crickets, known commercially as PicoCrickets, are robotic toys in the form of programmable bricks. They are used to construct artistic projects.
Playful Invention Company (PICO), co-founded by Mitchel Resnick, Brian Silverman and Paula Bonta, was formed with financial support from Lego Group, the Danish construction toy manufacturer, to commercialize the toy. As of 2008[update], PICO also markets a toy for use with the Scratch programming language, another MIT Media Lab development.
- BusinessWeek, Sep 7, 2006 "Invasion of the DIY Robots" by Jessie Scanlon. Online edition retrieved on October 18, 2007.
- "PicoCricket - Invention Kit That Integrates Art and Technology." PicoCricket - Invention Kit That Integrates Art and Technology. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 July 2013.
- "About PICO". Playful Invention Company. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
- PicoCricket commercial site
- Crickets at Lifelong Kindergarten, MIT Media Lab research group
- MIT Spectrum, Winter 1998 "Smart Toys - Mitch Resnick builds a toy chest of learning tools".
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