At That’s My Robot, our vision is to engage minds in the pursuit of building and programming robots. We strongly believe that our future is important and that robotics will be a part of that future.
We partner with some of the most innovative companies to build simple, yet intricate designs. By partnering with those companies, we expand the ways for children, and adults, to transform their futures!
We encourage those with the same mindset to pursue the advancement and education of technology and robotics. We value the creativity that everyone has to offer and encourage them to share that creativity with others.
We value the impact that everyone provides and encourage success and happiness. We believe that fun is what fuels advancement and creates the juices required for creativity. We focus strongly on positive encouragement and downplay negativity out of competition.
I’m Michael and I love robotics…ask anyone I have worked with in the past. When I was young I would take my electronics apart just to see how they worked. My mother would get angry because she would get me a set of radios, or electronic game, and shortly after I would have it apart.
In 9th grade I started to learn to program my Commodore 64; although it was mainly graphics, but it was something I enjoyed. In 10th grade I took a computer class to learn Basic programming. In 12th grade, I bought my first computer; a i386/16 with a 40 MB hard drive for $1,300. It wasn’t a name brand, but through a local computer store and continued to learn.
After many years of tinkering and toying with computers I came across a company from Charlottesville, VA, and landed a job as a senor software test engineer. Co-workers helped me to learn more in automation and programming spurring more interest in Python programming, arduino, raspberry pi, and 3D printing.
Today, That’s My Robot is my dream being realized and sparking more interest in robotics through local organizations and involvement in my upcoming classes. A place where I can work with both young and old minds alike…to further learn and grow as a tinkerer/programmer in a safe and encouraging environment.
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