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, and we founded our second team, Team 12788 Ultraviolet in 2017.

Through hands-on experience with robotics, our members learn valuable skills in engineering, programming, leadership and more. We work to inspire other youth in our community to join a FIRST robotics program through our community outreach programs, offering workshops and demonstrations at local schools, businesses and events.

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Active students
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Robotics teams

Team 4042, Nonstandard Deviation

Team 4042 was founded in 2009, and was originally named “Dawgbotics”. As a team, 4042 focuses on innovation and uniqueness through their robot designs, and is internationally recognized for these unique designs. 4042 competed with teams from around the world at the 2018 FTC World Championship, and is hoping to return in 2019.

In the 2017-18 season, 4042 won the Rockwell Collins Innovate award at both the West Super-Regional and Washington State Championships, and received nominations for the Design, Control and even Inspire awards throughout their season.

Team 12788, Ultraviolet

Founded in 2017, Team 12788, Ultraviolet is the newer of two Garfield Robotics teams. The team focuses on fostering the innovative spirit of the elder team while providing a more relaxed setting for members to learn essential skills in STEM and more.