Atlanta Hobby is signing on to sponsor the Braille Boys and Annie, one of the top youth robotics teams in the state of Georgia with a hugely successful season this year. As a member of the Georgia Robotics Alliance and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), this team of young men and women are honing their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills, their teamwork, and their business skills. Their current project is the Insta-Braille, a device that teaches beginning braille including characters, numbers, and words. They were motivated to create this device after learning that ninety percent of blind youth in America never learn to read and write braille.
Due to the unique nature of their invention and its potential for a positive effect on many people, the device is being considered for the prestigious FIRST Lego League Global Innovation Award, and the team will soon travel to St. Louis to present this device at the FIRST World Festival to over 30,000 spectators as well as a panel of judges. The Braille Boys & Annie asked Atlanta Hobby to sign on and assist with their efforts as they strive to win the competition; they have a vision of donating an Insta-Braille to every school that serves blind children in the United States, and they need support to promote the device at the World Festival and begin production of the 15,000 devices needed to provide access for all blind children in the country.
“I was impressed with how mature, well-spoken, and intelligent these fine young men and women were when we met to discuss a sponsorship of their team,” Cliff Whitney, President of Atlanta Hobby, stated. “Their determination to help others and enthusiasm for learning and technology are an inspiration. As an American technology company, Atlanta Hobby and UAV Experts understand the value of STEM education for our youth and are pleased to support their endeavor.”
For more information about Atlanta Hobby, please visit www.AtlantaHobby.com. For more information about the Instabraille and how to support the Braille Boys & Annie, please visit www.instabraille.com.