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.”


2020 in Review

Though the season was unfortunately cut short, our 2020 robot, Overthrow, was still able to participate in the Wake County district event, where we came home with finalist medals and an Innovation in Control Award.