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.”


2023 Pre-Season

Before we get this year’s FRC challenge, DARC SIDE members are working to develop and build valuable skills that will provide a meaningful experience and give them resources to use during the build season and in life beyond DARC SIDE.

Spinshot with the awards we won at the Ashville competition