We are the Panther-Bots, the Potomac Middle school VEX robotics competition club.  The Panther-Bots are divided into 4 teams, consisting of 4 - 5 members.  Each team is responsible for keeping an engineering notebook, building and programming their robot to play this year's game, and participating in all robotic events. 

Team meetings are being held in person.  Our team currently meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  In the event we are asked to meet virtually, our zoom meeting link is located in our Canvas course.  Additional meetings may be scheduled when teams are preparing for tournaments.  

Robotics events and qualifying tournaments take place on Saturdays and/or Sundays.  Teams compete at local tournaments to earn a spot at the state championship.  The Virginia State Championship is a two-day event that takes place on Friday and Saturday.

New members are excepted in early Fall.  Space is limited.  Application online by clicking the link on this page.

Competitive robotics is a year round sport and lasts through parts of all of the sport seasons.  If you are in Robotics you may not be able to participate in any other sporting activities at school.  

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, High School students can now Letter in competitive robotics as part of the Virginia High School Sports League.


The PantherBots must be committed to excellence, not only in robotics, but in their academics as well!


Announcements

We are accepting applications for new members for the 2021-22 school year.  Click the link on this page to complete the application online.  

Robotics experience is not required.  There are many roles on a robotics team which include but aren't limited to: Builder, Programmer, Scout, Pit manager, and Historian.    

Robotics is a co-ed sport.  An individual robotics team may be all boys, all girls, or co-ed.  

If you have any questions about the Pantherbots, please contact Coach Correa at correaax@pwcs.edu

 


Potomac PantherBots Robotics Team Application 2021-22



2021-22 Vex Robotics Challenge "Tipping Point"



Search for more design ideas on YouTube by searching for "VEX Tipping Point Robots "

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=vex+tipping+point+robots



Upcoming Robotics Events

All Team Members are expected to attend Tournaments.

Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation.  Carpooling is encouraged.

Saturday, December 11, 2021 
Battle of the Bridge at Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge, VA

Saturday, January 22, 2022
VRC Middle School Qualifier at Metz Middle School, Manassas, VA

**Other events may be added later.**

Teams compete in local tournaments to earn a spot at STATES.  The Virginia State Championship will be held at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA on
Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2022



Team Mentors/ Parent Volunteers

I am always looking for parent and community mentors for our robotics teams. No experience is necessary. Contact me if you can spare some of your time.




Coming Soon... New Competitive Robotics Platform... SEAPERCH!

We will be looking to build a SeaPerch team this year.  A limited number of students will be selected to participate.

The SeaPerch Competition is Friday, March 18, 2021 at the PWCS Aquatic Center.


Wondering what SeaPerch is?   Check out this video!




Links


  • Pantherbots Gear



Learn more about the platform used at the middle and high school level; find information about the current robotics challenge