We are the Kansas City Astromechs, a learning-based robotics organization based near Parkville, MO.
The Astromechs began informally as a group of friends and families who, in 2005, started a FIRST LEGO League robotics team to provide an exciting technology activity for our kids and their friends. As our kids grew, so did their interest in robotics. Over the years our families have expanded to field teams in FIRST LEGO League Jr and FIRST Tech Challenge and have helped start other FLL teams throughout the Kansas City Area, serving home-schooled, public-schooled and private-schooled kids who otherwise would not be able to do robotics.
In 2014, our coaches and some alumni parents got together to form the Kansas City Robotics Foundation, a Missouri non-profit corporation, and IRS recognized public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) (3). Their aim to provide hands-on robotics and technology programs and competitive team opportunities to more young people and families in the Kansas City area. Today the KC Robotics Foundation serves kids and teams all over the Kansas City Area.