Come Visit!

We meet ever Tuesday evening, 6 – 9:00, at the Leesburg Mall Unit 136. Our entrance is at the rear by the old Sears dock, check this link to our door google map. Those interested in joining the team will have an opportunity to talk with team members and mentors and see how the team works. Building robots is only one aspect of what the team has to offer since we provide hands-on experience in graphic arts, public relations, web design, team spirit, marketing, besides CAD, computer programming, mechanical and electrical engineering. There is something for everyone on our robotics team!

About Us

FIRST® Robotics Team 1557 – 12 Volt Bolt is a robotics program that provides STEM education to students in the Lake County area. We boast team number 1557 under an organization called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) which has approximately 3600 active high school teams from 27 countries. These teams participate in regional, district and world robotics competitions each year. 12 Volt Bolt is a community-based team which allows us the freedom to meet year-round and to welcome public, private and home-schooled students from all over Lake County. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on the kindness of others and the generous support of local businesses, private donors and education-related grants. Team 1557 – 12 Volt Bolt has been able to make an impact on the Lake County community since 2004.

Our Mission Statement:

The goal of FIRST Robotics Team 1557 is to promote science, technology and engineering throughout North Lake County. Using robots as a hands-on platform, we seek to capture the attention of students in grades 6 through 12 and engage them in conceptualizing, designing, constructing and programming robots. We use teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving as we work toward several robotics competitions throughout the year. It is our hope to provide area youth with a long-lasting appreciation for innovation while also giving them an opportunity to develop life, career, and leadership skills.

Please support our team financially by giving through Mount Dora Community Trust

We also need support through mentorship, advice and community good will. For more information please contact team1557@12voltbolt.com

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