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Propelling through Build Season!

Updated: Sep 23, 2023


  • As the build season is well underway, 612 works diligently to prepare for the upcoming competition.

  • The different teams are all doing their part to kick off the build season.

JANUARY 31, 2023, CHANTILLY, V.A. During the first two weeks of the build season, the subteams have experienced many exciting and lively occurrences as they have been working very hard for their upcoming competition. The Electrical team has been working on building practice boards with basic materials to test out prototypes in their respective prototyping groups. They each started to plan out the different components of the robot to use and began finalizing the layout for the electrical board on the robot. The Mechanical team has been working on building the gusset plates, working on the drivetrain and finishing up prototype designs for the robot.

The two prototyping groups introduced their drafts on the design of the robot and hope to get their prototypes finalized by the end of the week. Programming is working on writing code for camera calibration, which helps the robot to track and recognize different targets, as well as precode for the arm and grabber. By writing precodes for the arm and grabber, this allows the robot to identify contrasting objects on the field. The Marketing team has been working on the Chairman’s essay and completing executive summaries. They have also been working on shooting interviews for the Chairman’s video, collecting a variety of b-roll videos, and scripting while uploading bi-weekly build vlogs on the YouTube channel. 612 looks forward to submitting Chairman’s and nearing the end of robot design as February begins!

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 100 members in the 2022 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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