PicoCrickets. Lego gets all creative again on us, and it looks good. Think Mindstorms unleashed. The Cricket is the brain, and you plug in motors, sound boxes, sensors and lights to make something cool and unique. Like a cat that meows using a light reactive sensor. Sounds absolutely fab. $250.00 per kit.
A Cricket is a tiny computer that can make things spin, light up, and play music. You can plug lights, motors, sensors, and other devices into a Cricket, then program them to react, interact, and communicate. For example, you can make a cat and program it to purr when someone pets it. Or you can make a birthday cake and program it to play a song when someone blows out the candles. The PicoCricket Kit is similar to the LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics kits. MINDSTORMS is designed especially for making robots, while the PicoCricket Kit is designed for making artistic creations with lights, sound, music, and motion.