A Thinker and Lego Robotics
Written by Claire Blakely, Thinker | From the Floor Series | November 5, 2015
Hi, I’m Claire Blakely and I’m a Thinker at the Thinkery!
When I was in elementary school, I was not afforded the opportunity to do robotics, and it wasn’t until the eighth grade (when I first joined a robotics team) that I found a passion for it. While focusing on my Gold Award for Girl Scouts, I realized I wanted to give back to my community; an opportunity I did not receive. For me, that was robotics at an elementary school level.
For two years, I started and mentored three FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams at elementary schools that fed into Anderson High School, marking one of the first times a robotics program had been sustained at all schools that fed into Anderson.
With this initial success, I also wrote a FLL Survival Guide for the Austin area, detailing everything from starting to maintaining a robotics team. By publishing this Survival Guide on numerous websites, it is my goal to provide every potential robotics member with the resources to create a robotics teams throughout the Austin area.