Team 4159 CardinalBotics is Lowell High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team. Since our founding year in 2012, we’ve participated in 10 years of the FRC (FIRST Robotics Competitions), where our team has around two months to design a competitive robot from scratch. During competition season, we compete with other high school teams from all around the world at State Regionals, and even World Championships. Beyond that, we strive to inspire local youth, promote creativity, encourage teamwork, and most importantly, spread STEM to our community.


CardinalBotics inspires youth by promoting creativity, teamwork, and commitment to our community. We raise support for FIRST and its mission by innovating solutions to technical challenges and publicly promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through our work as a team, we develop the skills necessary to become leaders of a dynamic and increasingly technology-dependent world.


Success! We have recently concluded our Internal Robotics Competition (IRC), our primary training for rookies! Rookies demonstrated the skills that they have accumulated over the past six weeks through the robots they built to compete. Check out some photos from IRC under Events 2022.

We have changed gears to prepare for the 2023 build season. We are preparing the shop by organizing and ordering new materials to use for our next season’s robot. Our trained rookies will now be taking on new roles to help, while veterans will soon be working hard to prepare for the two build season events we will be attending.

Our team had a blast participating in our second off-season competition, Madtown Throwdown, from November 11th to 13th! We were able to use our team’s first swerve robot, Bao, during matches! Our team members gained valuable experience during the competition, allowing us to prepare better before the kickoff of the 2023 build season.

Check out our 2022 Weekly Update Videos HERE!