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.


Our team had a blast at the Capital City Classic (CCC) off-season competition from October 27th-29th. After a tough round of qualification matches, we ranked 27th out of 42 competing robots. Our rookie members learned a lot at their first robotics competition; they scouted matches, helped out in the pits, and cheered on our robot, Crane! Shout out to our veteran members for their hard work fixing our robot throughout the competition.

Back at home, our rookie members are working hard to finish their Internal Robotics Competition (IRC) robots. Stay tuned for our 10th annual IRC to watch our rookie members show off their robots in a mock FRC competition!