Thank you Vencore for your sponsorship!

  We are happy and excited that Vencore decided to sponsor team X-BOTS.  Our Vencore sponsor said “I am excited that Vencore was able to support this team of budding engineers and look forward to seeing how they do in the upcoming competitions.” Vencore is a Gold Sponsor of Team X-BOTS for the season of…

Robotics @NOVA Loudoun STEM Day 2017

 Loudoun County STEM Day was a great place to showcase our robots  and do demos. The event was very popular with many families visiting and enjoying the hands on activities at the NOVA Loudoun Campus on September 30th. Thanks to STEMKidz club for inviting to share their space with team X-BOTS! It was an honor to…

Thank you SolidWorks!

SolidWorks once again sponsored our team by providing a very valuable CAD software and industry leader for free! If you are a FIRST team, you can also apply for SolidWorks sponsorship for your team here: http://blogs.solidworks.com/teacher/2015/05/solidworks-sponsorship-for-first-robotics-teams-2.html

Donating for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Our team did a fund-raising bake sale last weekend.  We always donate a portion of the funds raised for various causes, like helping under privileged children. This time the team decided to donate for Hurricane relief especially for the children in in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Our mentor Mr. Bob…

FTC engineering notebook presentation

We had a wonderful experience meeting you folks this morning at the ECPI Manassas FTC kickoff. We hope you liked our presentation. We are thrilled to share our experience and ideas to help you get started in this brand new season on kickoff day! Here is our presentation. Please add a like on Facebook (http://Facebook.com/Xbots6700)…

FTC Programming Resources

FIRST introduced a couple of exciting new programming options in 2017-18 season FTC Blocks programming earlier this summer OnBot programming mode in August with 3.2 Beta version Java is THE recommended language for FTC. ( and MIT App Inventor is being retired by the end of the season). If you are a Java programmer, here…

Why is Engineering Notebook important in FTC?

Throughout the process of building and designing a Robot, Teams will come across obstacles, lessons learned, and the need to draw things out on paper. This is where Teams will use an Engineering Notebook. These notebooks follow the Team from kickoff throughout the Competitions. Come to our workshop at the FTC Northern Virginia kickoff event…

Why program in Java for FTC?

Did you know that Java is the recommended programming language for FIRST Tech Challenge? That’s right. Here is a snapshot from FTC Game Manual 1 for 2017-18 Season. We are hosting two sessions on FTC programming with Java/Android Studio at the Relic Recovery reveal/ kickoff event in Manassas, VA this Saturday 9th September. Hope your FTC team…

X-BOTS bring excitement to STEAM Fair @Floris elementary

  STEAM Fair at Floris Elementary in Herndon on April 25 attracted a lot of young students who got to interact with our robot Apollo, and and share in the joy of  robotics and STEM.  Thanks to Floris Elementary Advance Academics teachers for reaching out to X-BOTS! Photos and videos

Apollo goes to STEM Symposium

Our award winning robot Apollo was on demo at STEM Symposium on March 25 2017 at Nysmith School in Herndon, VA.  Our team had great fun, enjoyed doing demos and explaining how it all works to our many visitors between 9am and 2pm. We also had STEMKidz host alongside X-BOTS.  

“Double the tribe,” says the Chief!

Our team had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr.Ken Johnson, Director of FIRST Tech Challenge at East Super Regional.  As head of FTC program, he heads up the fastest growing FIRST program. We love FIRST and FTC!   At the opening ceremonies, Chief Ken challenged the teams to double the tribe overnight. “At ESR , you…