Team 4159 CardinalBotics is a FIRST Robotics Competition team based in Lowell High School, San Francisco, California. Every year, we compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), an international high school competition where each team has 6 weeks to design and create a 120 pound robot for a given game. As a high school group, CardinalBotics seeks to inspire youth through creativity, innovation, and teamwork in our community. This experience allows students to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM.


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 2019 season, we built our most ambitious robot yet, IO. We competed in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Regionals, ending as Finalists in the San Francisco Regional. More recently, we have welcomed our new members for the 2020 season and have concluded our 2020 Internal Robotics Competition. We are currently heading into Build Season to compete in this year’s game: Infinite Recharge.

Check out our 2020 Weekly Update Videos HERE!

Weekly Update Videos from previous years can be found in the Competition tab under the dropdown menu.


Team 4159 Interest Form 2020-2021

For the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, the IRC will be held with minimal in-person contact. All workshops and technical training will be held virtually. Please visit the Prospective Members page for more information on how you can prepare or strengthen your skills as a potential team member.