The Barranca Mesa Elementary Robotics Club students got a welcome surprise after winter break.
Fourteen EV3 Lego Mindstorms Kits were waiting for them as they arrived back to school in January. This very popular after school club had been limited by the failing 11 NXT Lego Mindstorms Kits that they had been using for the last four years. Aging motors and unreliable sensors made it necessary to make an upgrade to the EV3 kits.
The Barranca Mesa Elementary Robotics Club would like to sincerely thank all of the various parties that have made our technology upgrade possible. Becoming one of the 2015 Great Ideas recipients given by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation kickstarted our fundraising campaign.
In December, we were one the recipients of the LANL Foundation Educational Outreach Grants. The remaining funding for our EV3 kits came from the dedication of our Barranca families. Our school’s Box Top collection accounted for over $2,000 of our funding. The rest came from our club members letter writing fundraising campaign to their friends and families.