about us

Charger Robotics was founded on November 20th, 2000 as FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Team #537, from Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wisconsin.

Originally named "Domo A.R.I.G.A.T.O.", Team #537 changed its name to "Charger Robotics" on October 23rd, 2003 to better align its branding to other Sussex Hamilton organizations.

 

Over the years, Charger Robotics has expanded to include FIRST® Lego® League (FLL®) teams, FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) teams, and has impacted over 450 students and 80 mentors who have been involved in the program.

These teams participate in educational and exciting robotics programs and design challenges provided by FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology).

60+

High School Students

30+

Middle School Students

30+

Mentors & Coaches

OUR

MISSION

INSPIRES us

Charger Robotics is the premier organization for those seeking a fun, inclusive community of experiential learners who are driven to solve complex challenges in a competitive environment, while practicing skills valuable for careers of the future.

 

OUR

vision

challenges us

Charger Robotics will set the standard for how STEM clubs and FIRST organizations prepare leaders to solve the technical challenges of the future.

OUR

Values

unite us

Improving our world

Building marketable talent

Amplifying other STEM initiatives

Innovating Persistently

WE Build marketable talent

WE STRENGTHEN COMPANY REPUTATION & BRANDING

WE FOSTER SELF-CONFIDENCE

WE STRIVE TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE

WE INSPIRE PERSISTENT

INNOVATION

WE CHASE EXCELLENCE

WE LEARN FROM FAILURE AND ITERATE TO SUCCEED

WE AMPLIFY OTHER STEM PROGRAMS

WE ENCOURAGE

VOLUNTEERISM 

 

OUR PROGRAMS

FIRST LEGO League Jr. is designed to introduce STEM concepts to kids ages 6 to 10 while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

Students enrolled at our Elementary Schools are eligible.

 

 

Ages

6 - 10

 

Cost/ Team / Year

$800

OUR TEAMS

FIRST® LEGO® League focuses on solving real-world problems such as food safety, recycling, energy, and more using STEM concepts, plus a big dose of fun.

Students enrolled at Silver Spring Intermediate and Templeton Middle School are eligible.

Ages

9 - 14

Cost/ Team / Year

$2,000

 

Robot Cost

$500

OUR TEAMS

FIRST Tech Challenge teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.

Students enrolled at Templeton Middle School and Hamilton High School are eligible.

 

Ages

12 - 18

Cost/ Team / Year

$8,000

Robot Cost

$2,000

 

Robot Weight

42#

OUR TEAMS

FIRST Robotics Competition is the varsity Sport for the Mind™, combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get.

Students enrolled at Hamilton High School are eligible.

Ages

14 - 18

Cost/ Team / Year

$90,000

Robot Cost

$5,000

 

Robot Weight

160#

OUR TEAMS

 

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