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 learn, grow, and share our passion for 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

In the weeks before this year’s FRC challenge, DARC SIDE members have been working to develop and build valuable skills that will provide experience and expertise they can use not only during the build season, but also in life beyond DARC SIDE.

Spinshot with the awards we won at the Ashville competition