FTC Team 4042

About us

We are Garfield Robotics, a robotics club from Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. The club participates in the annual FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Our team, 4042 Nonstandard Deviation, was founded in 2009 and has won awards and received international recognition for our innovative robot designs.


As a part of FTC, our teams design, build, program, and operate robots to accomplish a set of tasks that changes every year. We follow the engineering process by prototyping and continuing to iterate and test that prototype until our robot completes the tasks assigned to us at an acceptable level. 

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