Parker’s robotics team is deep in the throws of build season. Each school year, FIRST Robotics teams from all over the country work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots ready for competition.


After receiving their kit of parts, Parker’s Team 2485, the W.A.R. Lords, returned to the “shop” on Campus to get started. They familiarized themselves with the rules for this year’s robot challenge and worked together to understand the game and answer each other’s questions.

The team’s veteran members, experienced mentors, and first-time participants work together to begin the build. The team will work for six weeks designing, machining, programming, and testing their robot in different gameplay scenarios.

Robotics team advisor Ryan Griggs commented, “Our students and mentors have been working relentlessly together to Power Up to an amazing FRC 2018 competition season.”

Follow the team along during build season on their “Season Updates” blog written by the students themselves. Visit the site at