The Astromechs are a community-based set of competitive robotics teams sponsored in part by a generous grant from the Kansas City Robotics Foundation. We have both a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team (team #25094) and two FIRST Tech Challenge teams (Astromechs #3409 and inactive #5227). The Astromechs teams accept both public-schooled and home-schooled students, usually by referral, for a limited number of spots on each team (membership numbers are limited by the rules of our competitive leagues). The Kansas City Robotics Foundation sponsors our meeting facility at N2Robotics LLC and provides much of the equipment we use to create and program our competition robots. All other expenses for the team (team registration, annual game and playing field components, competition registration fees, snacks, presentation materials, competition swag, etc.) are covered through team membership dues and member fundraising.
Astromechs FTC #3409
Check out FIRST Tech Challenge Team #3409, their current team and season and their long tradition of robotics and FIRST Tech excellence.
The Astromechs have been participating in FLL off and on since 2005. Check out our page to see the current team and some of our fun memories.
2017 Community Outreach
Here are some cool things we've done in 2017 to share STEM and FIRST knowledge in our community.