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Though it turns out the kit--which shows that engineering can be a creative and artistic endeavor--helps teach and inspire anyone who did not think they wanted to make robots or learn about programming.View External Website
In 2007, high school girls at Oakland Tech High School in Oakland, California studied circuitry, bridge building, soldering, toy design, green design and robotics through Techbridge s science, technology and engineering outreach program. Among the resources used to teach the girls were PicoCricket Kits, which mixes robotics and programming with creativity in design. Read about the program s positive effects on the girls self-confidence and interest in computer programming.103_oakland_tech_pico_article.pdf
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