The Concord Monitor recently profiled Bill Hunt , a 17-year-old Gilmanton teenager who has founded his own robotics kit company called Photon Robotics . Hunt cut his robotics teeth early by raiding second-hand electronics and Radio Shack, as well as competing in the FIRST Robotics competition and taking college level math and engineering courses with New Hampshire Technical Institute. Hunt’s parents encouraged his talents at an early age without pushing him into something he wasn’t interested in, and his passion is paying off now with his first entrepeneurial venture. Hunt hopes that the kits Photon sells will encourage other kids to follow the same path as he has. I hope he is hugely successful and goes on to do even bigger things.