Club members join one or more project groups depending on their interests. In many 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.
Robotics Project - FIRST Lego League (FLL)
Byte by Byte runs robotics teams in partnership with FIRST Robotics. Team size is limited according to FIRST rules, so robotics teams are first come, first serve, with preference given to continuing members.
FIRST Lego League teams meet Tuesday or Wednesdays at 6pm in the Machias area of Snohomish.
Ages 5-8: FIRST Lego League Explore teams meet from 6:15-7:30pm starting in October. Teams exhibit their project in the spring.
Ages 9-12: FIRST Lego League Challenge teams meet weekly from 6pm-8pm from September through December, and every other week from January through July. Teams attend an FLL competition in December. Post-competition activities throughout the spring build skills for next season.
Robotics Project - Advanced Robotics
Byte by Byte runs advanced robotics teams in partnership with FIRST Robotics for ages 13-18. Advanced Robotics meets on Saturday morning at our site in the Machias are of Snohomish.
Depending on the year, enrollment numbers, and the capabilities of the youth involved, youth build a robot for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC), or both.
Please contact us ASAP if you're intersted in robotics for this age group!
If we don't have enough youth to run a competitive team, builds may be non-competitive.
Modeling with Minecraft
Our members work cooperatively to create large group builds on our 4-H Minecraft server. Have fun with Minecraft and build amazing things while learning about project management, server administration, and more.
The group is open to all youth ages 5-19 and meets Fridays at 6:00pm on Zoom. Youth must use the Java edition of Minecraft.
From April 2020 through May 2021, our members worked on a scale model of the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. The realistic model was based on photos, maps, and measurements. Check out our youth-produced May, 2021 Minecraft group presentation on YouTube!
Computer Science with Girls Who Code
This group is open to youth of any gender and any experience level, from beginner on up. No previous coding experience is required.
This group will meet at our site in Machias about twice per month on Tuesday or Wednesday (TBD).
For the 2023-2024 program year, Byte by Byte will offer the Cat project for youth who wish to learn more about cat care, history, physiology, breeds, and cat showing. The Cat project group meets for 60-90 minutes on the 4th Monday of the month at our site in the Machias area of Snohomish.
Youth interested in Cats should own a healthy cat that has been spayed or neutered and is vaccinated for rabies and FVRCP. Your cat does not need not be purebred.
Aviation/Aerospace & Sewing Projects
The Sewing project will meet on a schedule determined by its members starting in October.
Aviation/Aerospace is seeking a new leader. If interested, please contact us.