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VALLEY CHRISTIAN ROBOTICS

Home of the 2015 FTC World Champions!

Our Robotics program is part of an organization called FIRST, “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.” The organization is aimed at kids and teens ranging from preschool students through seniors in high school. It is divided up into four categories: FLL JR., FLL, FTC, and FRC. Valley Christian’s Robotics program is a member of FTC. In addition to being a credit-earning class for students to take, it is also an extra-curricular opportunity for students.

The first team, Valley X Robotics (2844), was founded in 2008 during FTC Challenge, “FACE OFF,” and we entered our rookie year with four members. A second team, Trojan Robotics (8640) was founded in 2014 and has since evolved into +3 Robotics.

Valley Christian High School features two Robotics teams!

Valley X Robotics (Team 2844)

+3 Robotics (Team 12841)

Visit the External Robotics Website

For more information about Valley’s Robotics program, visit the team’s website here:

Congratulations to the 2015 FTC World Champions!

The Valley Christian High School Robotics team, Valley X, captured the World Championship at the 2015 FIRST FTC Championships. The three-day event held in St. Louis at the Edward Jones Dome and America’s Center was the culmination of the robotics season and brought together three separate robotics competitions for the ultimate Sport for the Mind.

If you have interest in supporting our Robotics program at VCHS, please use the form below to give financially to the program.

There are a number of ways you can financially support Robotics, including:

  • General Financial Donation (tax-deductible)
  • Registration Fees (local and national tournaments/events)
  • Travel expenses
  • Equipment
  • Tools
  • Materials (metal, polycarbonate, wood, screws/nuts, etc)

Use the form below to make a financial donation to the program. If you are interested in donating tools or materials directly, please contact Tim O’Brien at tobrien@valleychristianaz.org. Thank you!

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For our Robotics teams to compete at the highest level, they rely on gifts of time, talent, and treasure from family and friends of the program.

Some equipment, tools, and materials on the “Hot List” for our Robotics teams include:

  • Lenovo Yoga 2 2-in-1 11.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop- $529.99
  • 10 inch Heavy Duty Pipe Wrench – $11
  • Orion Advantage Touch Battery Charger – $105
  • Lexan Polycarbonate Sheet – $99
  • Accessory parts for the Dremel 4000 – $150
  • Floor drills press for the classroom – $400
  • Allan wrench sets – $24 each set
  • Center Punch – $18
  • 5/16 Nut Driver set – $29
  • Ryobi 8″ Bench Grinder – $95
  • And more

If you’d be willing to help with purchasing these items, please use the form to the left to donate as little or as much as you’d like. Thank you for your support!