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 9 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.


In the current 2022 season, we participated in the San Francisco Regional (SFR) and the Silicon Valley Regional (SVR).

This season, we brought our robot, Sparrow, to life! Sparrow uses its wheel intake mechanism to grab cargo, then drives the cargo into the feeder and shooter to score upper hub points. At the regionals, our experienced drive team was able to adapt quickly to play extraordinary defense and offense on a match-by-match basis to better aid our alliances.

This year, we have made tremendous progress with our outreach initiatives, internal training programs, and other events to further our team's mission of inspiring youth STEM involvement across the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are extremely honored to have won the Chairman's Award at SVR for the second time in our team's history! We are proud to announce that we will be heading to World Championships in Houston, Texas! HUGE thank you to all of our teammates, mentors, sponsors, and volunteers for your hard work in helping us on our journey here. We couldn't have done it without you!

Check out our 2022 Weekly Update Videos HERE!