Nederland Pirates | FIRST™ Robotics Team 1584

Nederland Pirates

The Pirates are Nederland Colorado's Middle/Senior High School FIRST™ robotics team.

Summer Fundraiser - Thank you!

Thanks to the Nederland Farmers Market and all who purchased peaches.
We appreciate your support!






Our Robots Rock!

Each year our team builds a new robot from scratch. The robot must be built and ready for competition in six short weeks!

Robotics is a high school club seeking to bring relevance to traditional science and math curriculum. The club features adult mentors and high school students working together during a six week challenge to build a robot suitable for competition. The competition looks a little like a computer game come to life. Real robots built by the First Robotics team are driven by team members to obtain competition goals.

Each High School student who volunteers their time and effort to the task is mentored in multiple ways. Team members use NMSHS shop tools with supervision and are instructed in software programming, both critical elements in robot construction. Mentors, members and parents contribute in many ways, for example, teaching and learning about website design, fund raising, and team management, planning for the challenge.







Meet the Team

The 2019 team is taking shape. See who's already joined and ready to build!


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Why Robotics?

First, its fun. Second, its a great way to gain experience for future college opportunities and jobs.

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2019 Invitational

The team will travel to Denver East High School on Sept. 28th, 11am-4pm, for a competition sponsored by Colorado Energy Days. We're proud to participate in the inaugural Kendrick Castillo Memorial Tournament.





Science, Math, Programming, Competition...

Opportunities abound when you participate in a FIRST™ robotics team.