What we're about

Welcome to the Roanoke Robotics & Makers Club.

We build robots, gadgets, costumes, inventions, games, just about anything.... we hold friendly competitions & workshops ... we learn from each other... and we have a lot of fun!

We meet at the South County Library in Roanoke, Virginia, usually on the first Saturday of each month, at 10-11AM for the club meeting.

The club meeting includes introductions, meet & greet, show and tell, Q&A, share best practices and topic discussions, and feedback what the club could do together. Its also a chance to practice presentation skills in a friendly coaching style atmosphere.

11AM-12PM is the club's short program presentation, open to the public as well as club members. The program usually consists of an interactive hands on a STEM topic of interest.

Please check the schedule of meetings and events. There are no regular meetings during the summer June, July, and August, but we still attend and participate in community events.

The robotics club is for everyone... adults, families, and kids of all ages.

If you like to build, design, hack, modify, learn about & share robotics & other exciting technologies, you'd enjoy our group!

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

Check us out at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roanoke-Robo... (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roanoke-Robotics-and-Makers-Club-of-Roanoke-VA/149504835258599)

We are looking for people to share their knowledge and cool creations! If you have something you'd like to share, please bring it to a meeting!

And if you are connected with any local technology organizations or groups, we'd love to hear from you... We'll even provide free advertising of your events!


Gary Yohe

Darrell Little

and our famous founding father, Keven Hines.


PS - Our rules:

1. Have fun, share your projects and your knowledge, and learn from each other!

2. At club events, all people under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Kids are encouraged to join the website, as long as their parent or guardian knows they've joined.

Upcoming events (5+)

VWCC summer robot camp for Middle Schoolers June 24 2019

Virginia Western Community College

Kurtis is leading Robots 1 for middle schoolers (20 students) where we teach the Boe-Bot. June 24th – 28th . Please contact VWCC for registration and cost.

VWCC summer Robot 2 camp July 8 2019

Needs a location

I am hosting Robots 2 for upper middle school and high school (10 students), we will teach Arduino. July 8th – 12th. Please contact VWCC or George for details George George Studtmann Virginia Western Community College Instructor, Engineering Program Head, Electronics Webber Hall - W114 office:[masked] fax:[masked] email: [masked]

Apollo 11 5oth anniversary at the SMWV

Science Museum of Western Virginia

Exhibit your Apollo 11 related maker project and share with the community. If interested in exhibiting, please talk with Gary, Darrell, or Steven. Our exhibit includes The martian driven radio controlled Power Wheels starship, A model Mars Rover automatically driven, and a radio controlled exploration vehicle with live video, to gather enviromental data, and gather samples to bring back to the main analysis bunker.

Sept 7 2019 Show & Tell, Program: Intro to Raspberry Pi

Roanoke South County Library

10AM - Meet & Greet, Q&A , share fall program calendar, Show and tell your projects. 11AM short program - Raspberry Pi, what is it ? what do you need to get one running, what can you do with it ? This is a warm up preview for the Raspberry Pi Jam later in Sept 2019.

Past events (246)

Martinsville Maker Fair

26 Fayette St

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