Nederland Pirates | FIRST™ Robotics Team 1584

Nederland Pirates

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

Summer Fundraiser!

Delicious Peaches!

From Cunningham Family Orchard
Palisade, CO

Proceeds support participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition, team activities and the Randy Sachter Scholarship Fund. Thanks for your support!


Fruit order deadline August 26th

Pickup at Teens, Inc. Labor Day week

Contact: Annette Treufeldt-Franck 303-408-4596

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.

The 2019 competition has officially started! Our kick-off day...

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 Regionals

Please join the Pirates March 21st - 23rd in Denver for the Colorado Regionals!
(Matches are on the 22nd and 23rd)


Science, Math, Programming, Competition...

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