Robot Rockstars is a FIRST Lego League (FLL) team. We are a private neighborhood team composed of a ragtag bunch of genius children and involved parents. We believe science and technology can be fun. We have been involved in FLL for about 4 years now. It is a terrific program and a blast for the kids.
Robotics and Legos are fun, but they can be expensive too. Because we are not a school fundraising is a challenge for us. We are not eligible for most grants or sponsorships without a 501(c)3. We raised most of our funds through a fundraiser with help from Henry’s Marketplace and Red Lobster. We did manage to get two grants so far, AFCEA paid for our first robot kit and Transmit Consulting paid our registration costs for this season. My wife and I feel strongly enough about this program we are willing to volunteer our own time, convert our garage into a robot lab, and dip into our own pockets to make this the best experience for the kids possible.