We encourage you to host a virtual event, or celebrate at home with your family group. Please check the state guidelines before considering a Robotics Week event.
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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!
As part of a FIRST® team, kids apply math and science knowledge, solve problems, make decisions, communicate complex ideas, collaborate as part of a team, exercise leadership, manage resources, create and execute business plans – all essential skills in any successful technological enterprise.
FIRST® competitions and tournaments are celebrations by which communities convey the importance of their students’ achievements in science and technology. FIRST® celebrations are fun, energetic and filled with excitement.
FIRST Robotics- Chesapeake District Championship website
1000 Coliseum Drive
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.
DC/Virginia Regional Botball Tournament website
4700 Medford Dr
A ton of different aged FIRST teams on hand to share their excitement, as well, as homemade robots from creative makers from the area.
Celebrate Robots website
Roanoke Robotics and Makers Club
6303 Merriman Rd
In the UVA-NRW event, more than 30 students and faculty members from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science will be exhibiting interactive robotics projects. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with the robots and learn about the variety of ways robots are making a difference in the world. Hope to see you there!
University of Virginia National Robotics Week (UVA-NRW) Event website
Join us on Saturdays from 10:00-2:00 to build robots using Lego EV3, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi. Choose your robot control system and work at your own level (basic, intermediate, or advanced). We will assist you with timely advice and materials, or provide detailed instruction based on your needs. We also run special “Learn to Solder” and “Basic Electronics” workshops on demand, so if you are interested, don’t forget to ask. Our workshops are always hands-on and lots of fun. $135
Saturday Robotics Workshops website
8992 Fern Park Drive
Let’s Build robots during Spring Break! Design, build, and program robots each day. Learn robot design, construction and programming using Mindstorms EV3 or the Arduino microcontroller, including mechanical structure, motors, gears, power, sensors, and much more. Every day will be different and lots of fun! 9:00-3:00. (Before- and after-care available)
Spring Break Robotics Camp website
Join us on Saturdays to build robots using Lego EV3, Arduino, or Raspberry Pi. Choose your robot control system and work at your own level (basic, intermediate, or advanced). We will assist you with timely advise and materials, or provide detailed instruction based on your needs. We also run special “Learn to Solder” and “Basic Electronics” workshops on demand, so if you are interested, don’t forget to ask. Our workshops are always hands-on and lots of fun
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