Welcome to RoboDesigners!
RoboDesigners is a site for young people who are interested in designing, building, and programming robots. Our mission is to inspire our visitors and provide them with helpful resources.
FLL Challenge Released!
Join Us in Learning Java
Looking for a challenge? Join us now as we learn Java and prepare to compete next spring at High School Programming Competitions to be held at University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Maryland.
What's required? Team members must have successfully completed Algebra I, own a laptop or netbook with a relatively current operating system, and work well both independently and as a team. Prior programming experience is not required, but would be helpful. Meeting times and location to be determined. We plan to meet 1-2 times per week beginning in September.
RoboDesigners Team Members Visit Virginia Tech
RoboDesigners team members David and Andrew visited Virginia Tech the week of July 9th. David participated in a bioinformatics camp,, while Andrew spoke with members of the Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science departments. While there, they both witnessed some of the research progressing at VT, ranging from military robots to farming processes.
Presentation at Home Educators' Convention
RoboDesigners partnered with the Twisted Botz to demonstrate robotics at the annual convention of the Home Educators Association of Virginia. We were present all three days of the convention (June 10-12) and reached many of the nearly ten thousand attendees.
We spread information about FLL, VEX, and FRC to those who came to the our booth. We had a full VEX Gateway field and a FLL Food Factor mat on display, as well as an FRC robot. Visitors were able to drive VRC competition robots as well as several "square-bot"-style robots.
Pictures can be found on our Picasa album.
What You can do on Our Site
- Find out about our teams' past accomplishments and experiences
- Find out what we have been doing and learning about on our blog
- Learn about programming languages
- Learn about FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
- Learn about VEX Robotics
- Learn about Autodesk Inventor
- View pictures of our teams
- Watch movies of our robots
- Learn how to make animations
- Learn about LEGO Digital Designer (LDD)