Ashburn Robotics

While originally a coalition of robotics teams in Ashburn Virginia, Ashburn Robotics has grown into a non profit (501(c)(3)) organization dedicated to the promotion of STEM education throughout our community, both through STEM outreach and our support of local FLL and FTC teams. Each of our teams is formed and managed by the parents of the children on that team. While each of our teams have their own unique identities they all share a common belief that kids discover more when they explore the world around them through a hands on approach to science and technology.

Ashburn Robotics was established in 2006 with the simple goal of starting a FIRST Lego League (FLL) program in our neighborhood. Over the years the program has grown and now includes both FLL and FTC teams. Ashburn Robotics FLL and FTC teams are respected not only for the many local, state and international awards they have won, but more importantly, for their commitment to helping spread FIRST’s mission “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.” Our teams understand the value of gracious professionalism and giving back to our communities through volunteering as mentors, coaches and passionate advocates for science and technology. If you are interested in finding out more about FLL or FTC visit FIRSTinspires.org or us contact us.

FIRST Lego League

FIRST Lego League

FIRST Lego League is a hands on robotics program for children 9-14 years old. Teams of up to ten children design, build and program autonomous Lego robots to solve a variety of mission challenges while also working on solving a unique research project.
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FIRST Lego League

FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics program for middle and high school students based on the TETRIX platform. Teams build and program their robots to compete in randomized alliances on 12’x12’ game field.
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FIRST Lego League

Lego Sumo Bots

SumoBot is a Lego based robotics program for people of all ages that pits two autonomous robots against each other in a two minute wrestling match. Whichever robot successfully pushes the other out of the ring wings.
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“Our mission has always been to foster the development of young scientists and engineers through hands-on learning. We work to provide project based learning programs and materials to students of all ages so they can be better equipped to face the challenges of our world. Or, as the kids like to say, we’re inventing today, changing tomorrow.”Mark Vanderlyn; Founder of Ashburn Robotics