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.


As the Charged Up season comes to an end, CardinalBotics has two amazing regional competitions to reflect upon. Not only was this our first time officially competing with a swerve robot, but it was also a season of immense improvement -- in terms of our robot's abilities and structure of our team. Attending two regionals back to back, we were able to consistently improve, learn, and even win two Gracious Professionalism awards! At the San Francisco Regional (SFR), we ranked 37th and made it to playoffs as a part of Alliance 7. At the Sacramento Regional (SR), we ranked 12th and made it to playoffs in Alliance 5. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that our veterans, rookies, and mentors put into our 2023 robot, Crane! Learn more about Crane under our FRC Robots tab.

Currently, we are preparing for the upcoming season by having members complete additional training and organizing the shop. We're also planning some exciting events for the summer! As we say farewell to our graduating senior veterans, we will prepare to welcome incoming members in the Fall.