Won Inspire Award at Northern Virginia Qualifier

Honored to win Inspire Award 1st place at  NoVA FTC Qualifier Flowers Division. Team also won 2nd place in Connect, Innovate and Control Award categories. Highest RP and 3rd rank in Flowers as well made it an outstanding event. Congrats to all the amazingly gracious yet competitive @FTCteams, and thanks to @FIRSTChesapeake, @US_STEM, Battlefield HS and…

STEM Fair at Floris Elementary on April 25th, 2017

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!

GMU2 @vadcfll qualifier a great success

Team X-BOTS had a chance to give back to FLL teams by spending a whole day helping run the FLL Qualifier at George Mason University on Sunday 11/12/17, and also sharing  how graduating FLL teams can transition to FTC. The event went well, with young kids in 9-14 age group showing off the hard work…

Thank you @Actobotics for your sponsorship!

Our team is selected by ServoCity’s @Actobotics for sponsorship during 2017-18 year! We have been advocates of using Actobotics kit since we switched last year. Some key benefits of using Actobotics for us last season were: Various mounting options that also enable a more compact design. Using bearings instead of bushings when building drives provide…

Once again, Virginia Tech Maker Festival rocks!

Virginia Tech Maker Festival held on 10/28/17 in Northern Virginia once again, was a popular event. Our new team had a lot of fun meeting kids and families interested in STEM and Robotics. Our Robot Apollo is great at shooting balls, and the kids had a ton of fun playing with it. We let kids shoot…

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…