Armstrong Elementary Visit

This past Monday, the team visited with Armstrong Elementary’s SAC students. We took both this year’s robot and the Angry Nerd from last year. Both robots were received very well, and the kids had a lot of questions for us! They seemed very interested in robotics and impressed by our presentation. We also shared information […]

Build Season is Under way!

The 2015 game was released this past Saturday and Epsilon Delta is well under way in the planning process. We started the weekend off with our annual Kickoff breakfast where we enjoyed some waffles, games, and the new challenge this year, Recycle Rush! Students eagerly waiting for “the big reveal”. The next day we created […]

Epsilon Delta Takes DC and Helps Local FLL Teams

This past Saturday, 116 payed a visit to the other Air and Space museum for the Smithsonian’s Innovation Festival in Washington DC.  Along with team 2402, we represented FIRST at the festival for inventions and patents with our Squarebots and enthusiasm. The next day we helped out our local FLL teams by supporting a mock […]

Air and Scare 2014

Today at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space museum is the annual Air and Scare event! We’re here with our FTC team, and FRC teams ILITE and Chantilly robotics showing off our robots and here for some Halloween and science fun. Come in costume with your family for candy, and a good time. See you there! […]

Herndon Homecoming Parade

We are excited to announce that Team 116 Epsilon Delta will be marching in the annual Herndon Homecoming Parade! Rain or shine, you’ll be seeing our light blue team shirts with Angry Nerds on them. We will also be demonstrating our robot, which can shoot a large ball to great distances. We hope to see […]

Team 116 Competes at IROC

Yesterday Epsilon Delta attended  Team 1885 ILITE Robotics’ IROC Offseason Competition.  We had a blast taking our 2014 season robot for a final spin, and also got to share the new controls system with even more local teams. It was a day of high energy not just in competition, but in other activities like launching […]

Rookie FLL Team Workshop in Washington, DC

Team 116 is all about helping others, especially new FIRST teams. This week, we’ll be volunteering at another FLL team workshop. This will include basic Lego Mindstorm programming, brainstorming for robot designs, and a Q/A about this year’s world class challenge! The event will be located at YMCA Capital View, 2118 Ridgecrest Ct Washington, DC, […]

Busy Weekend for Outreach

Team 116 has been hard at work this past weekend getting the word out about our team and FIRST. We started the weekend off strong on Friday by attending an FLL coach workshop at Leidos, where we learned the in’s and out’s of the new FLL game while picking up tips and tricks on helping […]

Team 116 Starts 2014 Strong: Interest Meeting, FLL DC Expo and Maker Fair

The kids of Team 116 hit the ground running this school year. This past Tuesday, we welcomed new students at our interest meeting. Subgroup captains gave brief, enticing presentations about each group’s functions and what students can expect to learn. Students were excited to see the main star of the evening in action: Pizza! Oh, and […]

Helping Local Rookie Teams

Team 116 “Epsilon Delta” welcomes two nearby rookie teams, 5243 “Wildcat Robotics” from Centerville HS and 5338 “District III” from Loudoun Academy of Science. About a half dozen student and two mentors (from Orbital Sciences Corporation) from Team 5338 participated in our StuBots activity the day after kickoff.  They are also being helped by two other […]