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…

Virginia is for ROBOT lovers!

Hello Virginia FTC Teams! Virginia is not just for lovers – Virginia is for Robot Lovers! If you would let us have the honor of carrying your logo/team number/and your message to teams @Eastern Super Regional ( starting on 17th March), please share it on our drive before Monday, 13th March by 9AM. We will carry the banner (see…

Good luck to all Virginia teams at #ESR!

Here are the Virginia teams that qualified for #ESR – East Super Regional happening in Scranton PA March 17-19. Some very encouraging words from VirginiaFIRST program director Maureen Carley. Good luck to everyone!  

Award winning Promote Video

Here is our entry  for Promote Award that won 1st place at Virginia State Championship.   X-BOTS Promote VIdeo The Promote Award is given to the Team that is most successful in creating a compelling video message for the public designed to change our culture and celebrate science, technology, engineering and math. Teams must submit…