Kickoff marks the beginning of the design and build season.
Build. Program. Compete.
Peddie’s Robotics Club offers a unique and exciting opportunity to dive headfirst into the world of Robotics. Our three student subteams (Engineering, Programming, Finance & Marketing) work in tandem with adult mentors and corporate sponsors. Under strict rules, limited resources and tight deadlines, you and your teammates will collaborate to build and program a 120-pound robot to compete at the FIRST Robotics Competition.
FIRST is the oldest and largest student robotics program in the world, and the FIRST Championship is a highly competitive dual event, held in both Houston, Texas and St. Louis, Mo. and drawing 65,000 attendees from over 39 countries.
The team works out of our Digital Fabrication Lab – a state-of-the-art, 3,400 square foot building purpose-built for robotics. The engineering lab features advanced fabrication capabilities, including a CNC mill, CNC laser and 3D printer, while the upper floor serves as a robotics practice field.
All rookie and veteran teams must stop working on their robot and bag and tag their robot for the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Season by midnight.
Mark Sawula has been a member of Peddie's math department since 2006. Last summer, he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) mini-grant to continue to explore the teaching of creative coding as a way to broaden the appeal and accessibility of computer science.
M.S., University of London