Watch Them Build a Robot : The 2018 Robotics Build Season

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
Francis Parker School is a private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 from across San Diego County. Founded in 1912, the Lower School is located on the Mission Hills Campus with the Upper and Middle Schools on the Linda Vista Campus. Parker's mission is to inspire a diverse community of independent thinkers whose academic excellence, global perspective and strength of character prepare them to make a meaningful difference in the world.

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