Competitive Robotics Teams
Holy Family’s Robotics club, Pyrobotics, is a way to fundamentally learn about practical application skills of programming and engineering. Competing as part of an international program, FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC), students with strengths and aptitudes in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, pneumatics, programming, CAD design, and strategy analytics create a collaborative team experience.
Pyrobotics competes with one to two teams in two divisions, FTC and FRC, against high school robotics programs in Minnesota at qualification events. After moving on to the regional tournament, teams work to earn a spot at the national competition held in St. Louis each year. FTC is a class and meets every day in the fall and will compete in late November. The FRC team is a club which meets from January through April. With only a seven-week window from the introduction of the challenge to required completion date, club members work on the robot every day after school and on most weekends.
Our Pyrobotic teams have won multiple awards for innovation of design, presentation skills, and trips to regional and national competitions.
Alumni of the program currently work as mechanical, electrical and computer software engineers for companies such as Amazon Robotics and Dolby Labs.