Fostering STEMĀ education in Northern California.

Our purpose

Inspiration Robotics of Northern California (IRON Cal) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We aim to expand the presence of robotics education while influencing high quality STEM education programs in Butte County and other Northern California districts.

What we do

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we organize and distribute support to regional robotics programs. Support takes many forms including grants, donations, discounts, and volunteer work. If you wish to help, please get in touch using the form below.

Who are we?

We are made up of volunteers, educators, and students. Our robotics programs currently include FRC Team 4643 Butte Built Bots and the BCOE VEX Robotics League.

Existing robotics programs

We currently support local teams participating in the VEX IQ Challenge and the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Check out: FRC Team 4643 Butte Built Bots

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is a high school level robotics competition combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Participants are presented with real-life challenges including time management, creative thinking, teamwork, and business management - all of which help prepare students for their futures.

VEX aims to bring high quality STEM experiences to elementary and middle school students with the help of teachers and mentors. The VEX IQ Challenge incorporates cooperative challenges, in which classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more.

Check out: BCOE's VEX Robotics League