The PicoCricket kit was designed at MIT Media Lab to encourage practical learning by tapping into the creativity of children and help them gain a deeper understanding of the process of design and invention. This would help break down complex machinery and technology to simple devices, thus creating an enjoyable environment for learning.
We use a computer which is used along with the Pico Cricket kit for the Robotics High School Outreach Programme. The aim of this programme is to introduce robotics and concepts of engineering to students while they are still in high school, making education enjoyable and interesting. This will help inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. At the same time, the programme will help students to understand and apply concepts taught in the classroom to real life situations as well as create room for one’s imagination. The great potential of technology in helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals especially in developing countries, like Kenya, through the use of new innovations is therefore harnessed through this program.