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.”


2021 in Review

2021 was a special season all around. There was no global FRC competition, so we had to improvise. We decided to host Mini FRC. We combined 2 previous seasons, 2019 and 2020. To abide by Covid protocols, we split into four mini teams. Each team, mentored by their senior captain, built a fully-functioning robot. All four robots were small but mighty!