Applications for the 2022-2023 season have closed. Follow us on Instagram @cardinalbotics for more updates!

Who Are We?

We are a competitive robotics team of FIRST dedicated to promoting STEM education. We participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition, an international league of over 4000 fellow high school teams.

What Do We Do?

A Qualification Match that we played at the San Francisco Regional Competition during the 2023 season

Our Subteams

Design / Manufacturing / Programming
  • We use Solidworks computer-aided design (CAD) software to model our robots.
  • ​Our members machine and assemble our robots in-house, often using our CNC mill.
  • We program robot controls, autonomous driving routines, and other applications in Java.
Business / Outreach / Media
  • We raise and manage tens of thousands of dollars, much like a real business.
  • We build team awareness with marketing and media, interacting with companies and our communities.
  • We host fundraising events and robotics camps for youth.

Why You Should Join

Your First Season

Member Expectations

Time Commitment
  • Robotics meets every day
  • Friday meetings are mandatory
  • Plan on your choice of 2+ other days of the week
  • After school until 5:30 PM in the fall, 9:00 PM in the spring
    • You don’t need to attend every day or for the entire time, but you should be working or learning productively when you’re here

How to Apply

  1. Fill out the Member Interest Form
    • We will send the online application to you via email.
  2. Interview (5 min)
    • Schedule to meet with us one day Sep. 3 – Sep. 5.
  3. Rules test
    • Quiz on select portions of Deep Space rule book; details and sections to study will be emailed to you.
Note: applications have closed for the 2022-2023 season

Season Overview

For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, the Internal Robotics Competition (IRC) and other robotics activities will be held in person as we transition back to school.