iCricket: A Programmable Brick for Kids’ Pervasive Computing Applications

Fred Martin, Kallol Par, Kareem Abu-Zahra, Vasiliy Dulsky, Andrew Chanler

Abstract

The iCricket is a new internet-enabled embedded control board with built-in motor and sensor interface circuits. It is designed for use by pre-college students and other programming novices. It includes a Logo virtual machine with extensions that allow networked iCrickets communicate with one another, retrieving sensor values and remotely running each other’s Logo procedures. The underlying implementation uses standard HTTP protocols. The iCricket’s key contribution is that it will allow programming novices (children, artists, and other non-engineers) to implement pervasive computing applications with an easy-to-use, interactive language (Logo). This paper focuses the iCricket hardware and software design. Later work will evaluate results of using the design with various users.

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in Harvard Style

Martin F., Par K., Abu-Zahra K., Dulsky V. and Chanler A. (2005). iCricket: A Programmable Brick for Kids’ Pervasive Computing Applications . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005) ISBN 972-8865-24-4, pages 75-81. DOI: 10.5220/0002574100750081


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwuc05,
author={Fred Martin and Kallol Par and Kareem Abu-Zahra and Vasiliy Dulsky and Andrew Chanler},
title={iCricket: A Programmable Brick for Kids’ Pervasive Computing Applications},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005)},
year={2005},
pages={75-81},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002574100750081},
isbn={972-8865-24-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing - Volume 1: IWUC, (ICEIS 2005)
TI - iCricket: A Programmable Brick for Kids’ Pervasive Computing Applications
SN - 972-8865-24-4
AU - Martin F.
AU - Par K.
AU - Abu-Zahra K.
AU - Dulsky V.
AU - Chanler A.
PY - 2005
SP - 75
EP - 81
DO - 10.5220/0002574100750081