Start a Team

The team application for PiE 2016 Robotics Competition is now released! Fill out the form here!

How to Start a Team

  1. Form a team. In the past, we've had teams as small as 4 and as large as 20. We suggest keeping teams to no more than 12 students so everyone will have a chance to contribute to the robot.
  2. Find a teacher who is willing to help you (possibly your math/science/computer science teacher). In the past, we've had both very hands-off teachers (who just supervise you as you work in their classroom after school and act as moral support during Final Competition) and more hands-on teachers (who give advice on robot design and teach you concepts). It is up to you how involved you want your teacher to be, but we do need you to have a teacher to sponsor your team.
  3. Fill out our Team Application (Released Nov. 2nd). The Team Application form for 2016 competition is now open. Please, fill out the application in November to finish the application process. The link to the form is located above.
  4. Cross your fingers and wait for a response! Since there is a very large interest in PiE, we do not have the resources to support every team who submits an application. Selection is based largely on accessibility (we need to be able to send mentors to your school every week) and the quality of your application (show that you have a very passionate team). Good luck!

Team Requirements

In order to be a successful team, you need to be able to fulfill these basic requirements:

For Teachers and Team Leaders

Here are some resources to help you get a team together:

2016 Season Schedule

Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change. Final dates will be sent along the Team Registration Packet during the fall.

Event Date
Kickoff February 27, 2016
Game Day March 5, 2016
Design Reviews March 14-18, 2016
Scrimmage April 9, 2016
Final Competition April 23-24, 2016