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A Preseason Complete with Productivity


  • Team 612 has successfully completed the construction of their Swerve Drive system and is transitioning into the testing stage.

  • Team 612’s new members have begun adapting to their roles and gaining hands-on experience under the guidance of the 612 leaders.

  • Team 612's Marketing subteam has made significant progress on the safety animation for the competition.

  • Team 612 continued mentoring in Lees Corner and began to work with the FLL Brookfield Elementary School to make their seasons successful.

As preseason unfolds, Chantilly Robotics members, both old and new, begin to adjust to life on the team, eager to prepare for the demanding season ahead of them. From finalizing the intricate construction of their Swerve Drive system to passionately mentoring FLL teams outside of the engineering room, here is what Team 612 has been up to this October.

After relentless days of non-stop effort, Team 612 has finished construction of the Swerve Drive, a technological development initiated for the benefit of our robot. Mechanical meticulously crafted the components, including the modules, chassis, and belly pan. On the other hand, Electrical managed to complete their crimping and wiring processes and the preliminary training for new members. Exemplifying 612’s synergy, Electrical and Mechanical collaborated closely to ensure the safe assembly of the components by conducting rigorous test drives to guarantee proper functionality. Simultaneously, the Programming team has crafted and fine-tuned the necessary code, working harmoniously with their fellow subteams in the testing and debugging phase. With this collective effort, Swerve Drive is gradually preparing to serve as a vital asset in the forthcoming competitions. Finally, Marketing has been planning out the Impact Award Process & working on the Safety Animation required for the competition. They successfully completed the script and began the initial stages of the animation, which included performing test drawings. The team's plan is to finish roughly half of the animation in the coming weeks, with the overarching goal of delivering an exceptional final product for the competition. Under the guidance of the experienced captains, new members of 612 of all subteams familiarized themselves with the environment.

Outside of the workshop, Team 612 has continued to mentor in Lees Corner and Brookfield Elementary Schools. As the FLL competition season approaches fast, Team 612 has been assisting Lees Corner in their attempts to garner a successful season for the members of their team. Working with the FLL coordinators & the students, Team 612 has helped reorganize the structure of Lees Corner’s Team and get them ready for a successful competition season, spreading the values of FIRST through community assistance and incorporation. At Brookfield, Team 612 has been involved with the programming of the Elementary School’s robot, with a focus on LEGO Mindstorm strategic assembly and coding. Team 612, through various events and sessions for FLL mentoring, has been spreading the positive force of Chantilly Academy, building the Pyramid of STEM and instilling a sense of inspiration within the next generation. 

Without the support of sponsors like you, Team 612 would not be able to plan and offer such diverse outreach opportunities to promote STEM in our community. For Team 612 to continue providing opportunities to the next generation of STEM innovators, they need continued support from sponsors. For more details, please email or visit

About Chantilly Robotics

At Chantilly Robotics Team 612, we brighten the future for leaders and student

technologists within our team, school and community through fun and engaging methods of

learning and teaching while shining a light on the importance of STEM (science, technology,

engineering, math). Chantilly Robotics was founded in 2001 with eight student members and has

grown to over a 100 members in the 2021 season. Team 612 competes at FIRST Robotics

Competitions in the Chesapeake District and spreads STEM as well as FIRST values through

community outreach. For more information, visit or email Chantilly Robotics Team 612 is a club within Chantilly Academy, a

public educational institution.


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