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Build a robot, draw a robot, code a robot with your friends. There are no rules other then to share the excitement of robotics with your friends, family, or community. Share with us how you will be celebrating!
Local robotics clubs will be exhibiting their robots for the attendees of RavenCon from 9-11am, Saturday morning.
RavenCon is a science fiction convention that will be held April 5-7, 2019.
Rise With the Machines website
50 Kingsmill Road
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program, and document robots in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.
Greater DC/Virginia Region Botball Regional Tournament website
4700 Medford Dr
Visitors are greeted by Pepper the Robot. Come talk with, and take selfies with, Pepper.
The fun includes Robots and coding demonstrations, hands on exhibits with the robots and their humans. Featured robot platforms include: iRobot Create,
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MicroBits, Elegoo robots, Parallax BoEbot, Cosmo, Dash, Lego, and Dexter robots.
Live hands on demos include First Lego League Robot teams from the local schools. Come dressed as your favorite robot.
Celebrate Robotics at South County Library for National Robotics Week website
Roanoke Robotics & Makers Club
6303 Merriman Road
FIRST Robotics Competition
FIRST Chesapeake District Championship website
4400 University Drive
Free and open to the public! Fifty-eight of the best and brightest high school robotics teams will be competing in this two day event. Come out and cheer on your favorite team or learn more about bringing FIRST Robotics Programs to your community.
Following the six-week design and build phase, teams enter two of seven District competitions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Teams compete for scores that will earn them a place at the FIRST Chesapeake District Championship. (Winners from FIRST Chesapeake will compete at the FIRST World Championship in Detroit.)
FIRST Chesapeake District Championship Event (robotics) website
4500 Patriot Circle
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