Welcome to the Virtual Cricket!
The Virtual Cricket is a Java-based software emulation of the Handy Cricket robot controller. From this web site, you can program a Handy Cricket that runs entirely within your web browser. This Virtual Cricket behaves exactly like a real Cricket, so you can try out commands and easily learn how to program in Cricket Logo.
The Virtual Cricket project is part of our work on TechCreation, an online curriculum and user community to support middle school children in after-school technology design projects.
Below is a sequence of tutorial pages that show how to use the Cricket. Also, Shown in Bold, are pages that introduce our on-line Cricket Toy Box, which lets you program full sample projects that are on-line. Finally, visit the Open Mode Page to program the Virtual Cricket however you like.
The Virtual Cricket requires Java 1.4.2. It has been tested with FireFox on Windows and Linux, and Safari on the Mac.
Also, the Virtual Cricket fits on the screen best with at least a 1024x768 pixel display.
Please send any feedback or comments to Fred Martin.
This page was last updated: Thu Jul 20 21:27:19 2006