LEDO Mindstorms! A LEGO programmable brick, motors and sensors.
Check to see if you have a local Makerspace in your area. They offer free classes and have some of the most passionate helpful people I have ever met.
Dallas, Texas where I was born and raised, on the computer is where I spent most of my days.
Yup! My initials are ADD, Amie Danielle Dansby = ADD, or Amie DD or AmieDoubleD, but ya it's my real name(thanks mom and dad hahaha).