FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION (FRC)
FIRST Robotics Competition is a Sport for the Mind. Each season High-school students (grades 9 -12/ages 14-18) are given a new challenge and under strict rules, limited time and resources, they design, prototype, build and program 125-lb robots to play a field game against other competitors.
QCRA zone has two FRC teams: Yeti Robotics Team 3506 and Bots on Wheels Team 4290.
FRC Team 3506 YETI
YETI began ten years ago with only 16 students and 7 mentors in Charlotte, North Carolina. YETI won multiple Chairman’s awards for their efforts to engage the Charlotte community in STEM. YETI has founded many FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Lego League teams to continuously encourage students to join the team.
YETI Robotics also co-founded the Queen City Robotics Alliance, a 501(c)3 organization, with BOW 4290, T-Rex 4935, and Royal Robotics 3701.
During the summer of 2019 in partnership with our very own PREPARE a 501(c)3 formed by our Business Co-Captain, we started an FLL team and two FTC team in southern INDIA.
For more information about the team, the outreach we do, what awards we've won, please visit our website at yetirobotics.org.
FRC Team 4290 Bots on Wheels
Bots on Wheels (BOW) Community Robotics Team 4290 is a community high school robotics team founded in 2012. In 2017, the team applied for and received its nonprofit status. We are a diverse group of students based in Charlotte, NC.
Our team strives to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in our exciting mentor-based program; building science, engineering and technology skills that inspire innovation and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. Additionally, we look to teach the community about our world wide parent organization, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through a variety of outreach programs that we participate in throughout the year.
Bots on Wheels, Team 4290 is your 2019 FIRST NC Robotics State Champions! Our 2019 team ranking is 11 of 71 North Carolina teams. Learn more about Bots on Wheels, Team 4290.
FRC Team 9005 Avian Robotics
Established in 2022, Avian Robotics is a STEM-based organization founded at East Mecklenburg High School. Our mission is to introduce our members and community to the world of robotics using technology, teamwork, communication, and creativity while respecting ourselves, others, and our surroundings.
During our Rookie season, we won Rookie Inspiration and Rookie All-Star Award. If you would like to know more about Avian Robotics, join our team, or financially support us, please visit our website at
FIRST TECH CHALLENGE (FTC)
FIRST Tech Challenge teams (up to 15 team members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.
We are a group of friends who have known each other for as long as we can remember. We’ve always been so different yet very similar. We have done a lot of stuff together and now, we made our very own robotics team. Though all of us are extremely good at certain things but not as good at others, instead of being assigned to what we are good at, we do everything. We help each other whenever we need help and we improve our skills together as a team. Our goal is to expand our knowledge and be flexible in every way possible. This year we started as a rookie team, and our goal is to learn about robotics, engineering, programming and numerous other skills, so that we are better prepared for the 21st century.
THE TACO TERMINATORS
We are the Taco Terminators, an innovative and strategic FTC team full of taco lovers. Formed in 2019, we have worked diligently and intelligently to successfully build our skills and a competarive robot each season, and have lots of fun doing it! We have won the:
- Judges Award 2019-2020
- Inspire Award 3rd, Design Award, Connect Award
3rd, & NC State Championship Participant 2020-
- Finalist Alliance, Control Award, Inspire Award,
Control Award 2nd, Motivate Award 3rd, Motivate
Award 3rd in NC State Championship 2021-2022
- Alliance Seed 3 Captain, Motivate Award 2nd,
Alliance Seed 4, Connect Award 3rd, Think Award
2nd, Promote Award 1st 2022-2023
Established in 2014 under the direction of the 100 Black Men of Charlotte
•2015 STEM Showcase 1st Place
•2016 Regional Qualifier – Rockwell Collins
•2017 Charlotte Qualifier – Motivate Award
•2018 Charlotte Qualifier – Connect Award
•2019 Charlotte Qualifier – Winning Alliance