The DARC SIDE is a high-school robotics team started in 2016 from Durham, NC. We have a “work hard, play hard” mentality and seek to teach about robotics through competing in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition.
"Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get." (firstinspires.org)
2018 in Review
In its second year, team 6502 won in UNC Asheville along with 1533 and 4561 and placed as a finalist at the FIRST North Carolina State Championship with 4561 and 587. Additionally, we recieved the Quality and Innovation in Control awards. Our excellent performance this season landed us a spot at the World Championship in Houston for the second time, where we placed 11th in our division and were 8th alliance captain.