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.”


2022 in Review

Our 2022 season was an incredible year. In many ways this year was similar to a rookie year for us. With Covid preventing FIRST from being able to run we only had three members on our team that had experienced a normal year. We all learned so much while building Spinshot and had a a great time building connections within our team. Spinshot won second place in both of our district events and made it to the North Carolina state competition.

Spinshot with the awards we won at the Ashville competition