FTC Teams 4042 and 12788

About us

We’re Garfield Robotics, a robotics club from Garfield High School in Seattle, WA. Our club is made up of two robotics teams participating in the annual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Our original team, 4042 Nonstandard Deviation, was founded in 2009. We founded our second team, Team 12788 Ultraviolet, in 2017.


As a part of FTC, our teams design, build, program, and operate robots to accomplish a set of tasks that changes every year. Team 4042 has won awards and received international recognition for their innovative robot designs.

Our teams participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge, a robotics competition for groups of up to 15 students from 7th to 12th grade.