Heritage Village, East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Robotics at Heritage Village

The Greater Grand Forks Robotics Club has 3 program components, the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®) teams for elementary aged youth, the VEX program for middle school aged youth and the off-season club with separate elementary and middle school levels.

            Each year the FLL® teams must register and purchase a field challenge kit. New teams must also purchase the robot. Over time new robots need to be purchased to replace old technology. 

            Middle school aged youth participate in the VEX robotics team. The VEX Robotics Competition is presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. The VEX team will be mentored by the Northland Community & Technical College, Electronics Technology – Automated Systems Department. The Heritage Village, East Grand Forks (adjacent to the college) has offered competition practice space and storage space for both the FLL® teams and the VEX team.

            The off-season robotics club program provides engineering and technology experience to youth that were not able to be on a team. The club also provides leadership opportunities to team members who help teach the computer programming. A qualified teacher, professional or university student is hired to lead the off-season robotics club.

To join a team go to http://www.ggfrc.org/. To participate in the robotics classes contact the Grand Forks Public Library 772-8116 ext 13.

            The Greater Grand Forks Robotics Club is a partnership of the Dakota Science Center, Heritage Village and the Grand Forks Public Library.  As non-profit organizations we need to find funding for the club from community businesses. A tax-deductible contribution of any size would be greatly appreciated. Financial contributions can be sent to the Heritage Village (PO Box 281, East Grand Forks, MN 56721).  To show our appreciation we post our sponsors on our website.


A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

VFW, East Grand Forks

American Legion, East Grand Forks

I/we would like  to make a financial contribution in support of the

FIRST Lego League robotics program:

$100 (field challenge kit)        $200 (team registration)   $400 (robot)   Other:  ________

 I/we would like to make a financial contribution in support of the VEX  robotics program:

$250 (field challenge kit)    $100 (team registration)   $150 (robot)   

Other:  ________

 I/we would like to make a financial contribution in support of the off-season club:

$1,400 (teacher)        $350  (supplies)              Other:  ________


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Mail Check to Heritage Village, PO Box 281, EGF, MN 56721

To help with the robotics program as an adult or participate as a youth e-mail Dakota.Science@gmail.com.