Club members join one or more project areas depending on their interests. In all projects, Byte by Byte members work side-by-side with members from other clubs, sharing mentors and working together in multi-club teams and groups.
Byte by Byte runs robotics teams in partnership with FIRST Robotics. Team memberships is limited according to FIRST rules, so robotics teams are first come, first serve, with preference given to continuing members.
Our First Robotics Competition (FRC) team, the Botsmiths, is for ages 14. The Botsmiths meet Thursdays all year long. The Bothsmiths team may have additional meetings during their competition season (January-May).
First Lego League (FLL) teams for ages 9-14 and First Lego League Junior (FLL Jr) teams for ages 5-9 meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm at least twice per month. The FLL season starts immediately in the fall. Spaces are limited per FIRST organization rules.
Teams may participate in additional friendly matchups with other local teams outside of the FIRST competitions. Members are welcome to join robotics until March 31.
Computer Science Project
Computer science project actvities are offered before and after robotics team seasons.
Activities vary according to member interests, but usually include 3D printing, computer programming, computer building and troubleshooting, circuits, and more.
Meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:30pm at least twice per month after the age groups' robotics season ends. Members in the Cloverbud, Junior, and Intermediate age groups may meet together.
Aviation & Aerospace Project
The aviation project's focus will be to design a tethered electric airplane to participate in the LEAF electric airplane challenge. Members will learn about the physics of flight, use engineering design skills, and learn about careers in the aviation industry.
The aviation project group meets Mondays from 6:30-9pm. Meetings are weekly from October until early December, then monthly for the rest of the 4-H year.
Byte by Byte is able to offer the sewing project to interested members.
Sewing project meeting day and time TBA for 2019-2020.