History

2016

The team had a blast at their Annual Robots at the Ridge VEX competition on Saturday, November 21st, at Peachtree Ridge High School. One of Team 1261’s VEX teams even made it to the quarter-final rounds! This year also marked the very first year the Robo Lions participated in FIRST’s FRC Music Video Parody Contest, where they received an honorable mention! The FRC season kicked off with another collaboration party with 2974 Walton Robotics, as the two teams looked over the 2016 Stronghold game manual and brainstormed a variety of winning strategies. This year also brought another trip to the FRC World Championships in St. Louis, MO after winning 2 out of 3 district events attended by the team, along with two of its members making Dean’s List finalists. In addition to those stunning awards, the team was able to win Excellence in Engineering, Industrial Design, and Innovation in Control due to their sleek construction of their 2016 robot, Khanquistador! To top it off, Team 1261 Robo Lions finished the year by being the only Georgia FRC team to pummel through to the division semi-finals of the World Championship before being defeated and the first Gwinnett County team to win the prestigious Chairman’s Award! This is the best finish the team has had in its twelve-year history and hope to do even better next year!

2015

2015’s fall game was VEX Skyrise, where Team 1261 hosted another successful Robots at the Ridge. FRC brought Recycle Rush as the 2015 game and the Robo Lions were able to compete in the semi-finals at Palmetto and quarter-finals at Peachtree, while also winning the Creativity Award. They competed with robot “Alvin”, named after the Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. The Superintendent visited the club during its Sponsor Night, a rare occurrence, which inspired the students to name the robot after him. As part of a summer off-season event, the Robo Lions attended the XBOTS Competition down in Albany, GA to help train rookie team 6061 Albany High Indians in the 2015 FRC game. Through tons of practice and hard work, both teams shared a proud win. More info…

2014

2014’s VEX game was Sack Attack where Team 1261 C was able to win the tournament with their alliance mates. In the FRC spring game of Aerial Assist, Team 1261 won the Palmetto Regional with robot “Genesis” and also brought home the Industrial Design award from the Peachtree Regional. This year also marked the Peachtree Regional’s move from the Gwinnett Arena to the Georgia World Congress Center down in Atlanta. More info…

2013

Team 1261 began another year of VEX by yet again hosting a VEX Qualifier at the school. This year’s VEX game was Toss Up. In the spring, the FRC game was Ultimate Ascent, where the Robolions were able to compete in the Palmetto Regional. Shortly after, the team also played at the Peachtree Regional where they brought home the Judges’ Award. More info…

2012

Team 1261, now with an annual membership of over fifty students, participated in GRITS and VEX once again in the fall. In 2012 the FRC game was Rebound Rumble. The Robolions competed in the Smokey Mountain Regional, made it to the quarter finals, and were awarded the Quality Award sponsored by Motorola. The highlight of the year was winning the Peachtree Regional in our hometown and traveling to St Louis to play in the World Championship. They did not do as well as they would have liked at the Championship, but they used it as a valuable learning experience for the next year. More info…

2011

In the fall, the RoboLions competed and won GRITS in Warner Robins. They organized and participated in a VEX qualifier at Peachtree. Participating in the Peachtree Regional for the FRC game Logo Motion, the team performed extremely well making it to the semifinals. Team 1261 placed 4th out of 48 teams. They were awarded the Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi. The Robolions also competed at the Smokey Mountain regional where they were awarded the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation. More info…

2010

In the fall, the team competed in Vex qualifiers at Peachtree Ridge Lambert HS. They competed and won the new FRC Off Season event GRITS. In the spring, the team designed a bot for the FRC game called Breakaway. The team competed in Peachtree and won the Palmetto regional. From Palmetto, 1261 went to the Championship in the Galileo division where they placed 16 out of 86 teams. Due to their success at the Palmetto, Gwinnett County Public School Board recognized the success of the team. More info…

2009

Instead of a VEX game, for a fall activity, PRHS Robotics used a 1/3 scale of the 2008 FRC game Overdrive and organized a competition for local teams. This year’s FRC game was Lunacy. The team made it to the semifinals in both Peachtree and Palmetto Regionals. We competed in the Galileo division of World Championships. More info…

2008

This year’s FRC game was Overdrive. Team 1261 participated in the Peachtree Regional and advanced to the quarter final matches and we were awarded the Xerox Creativity Award. With increased sponsorship, the team was able to travel to the Palmetto Regional where we advanced to the Quarter Finals and compete at the World Championships at the Georgia Dome in the Archimedes division. More info…

2007

PRHS Robotics decided to add a fall program using Vex to increase membership. They created a soccer game and increased membership by 30%. The team participated in the FRC game Rack’n’Roll. They made it to the semifinals of Peachtree. They won the Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award for their unique robot controller made from a Guitar Hero controller. Additionally, the team show cased their robot for the ISTE Atlanta to promote robotics programs in other schools. More info…

2006

The Robolions were again a FIRST Lego League qualifier in the fall. This year’s FRC game was Aim High. The team attended the Peachtree Regional and was awarded the Delphi “Driving Tomorrow’s Technology” Award for their unique drivetrain and the Underwriters Laboratories Industrial Safety Award for their safety training program. They were the number one seed at the Peachtree Regional and swept the regional as the number one alliance. They competed at the World Championships in the Newton Division. More info…

2005

The PRHS Robo Lions were a FIRST Lego League qualifier in the Fall. During the FRC season, the team played a game called Triple Play. The Robo Lions won the Peachtree Regional and competed in the Galileo division of the World Championships at the Georgia Dome. More info…

2004

Peachtree Ridge High School’s robotics team was founded by two Peachtree Ridge students. In this “rookie year,” we built a robot to compete at the Peachtree Regional, where we learned the in’s and out’s of what it takes to build and run a successful robotics team. More info…