Who We Are

Team Blitz is an awesome robotics club serving high school students in the Denver foothills.

2016 FRC Scrimmage in Colorado Springs

Conifer High School is our chartering organization, but we welcome students from the surrounding foothill communities such as Evergreen, Morrison, Pine, and Bailey as well as homeschooled students. We design, build, and program robots from scratch. We love building robots and having fun!

2016 FRC Regional Competition

While the robots are designed and built by students, guidance is provided by adult mentors. We’re always on the lookout for additional mentors. While engineering expertise is helpful (think electrical, mechanical, or programming), we also need non-engineering mentors (NEMOs) that can contribute in non-technical ways such as marketing, organizing, fundraising, and team building, just to name a few. 

2016 FRC Regional Competition

Parents are critical to the success of Team Blitz. They help with various activities such as fundraising and demonstrations, team spirit activities, picking up pizzas during hectic build sessions, and getting students to and from kickoff events, scrimmages, and competitions. We couldn’t do it without them, and all parents are invited to be as actively involved as they want to be.

What We Do

Team Blitz participates in these events and activities.

BEST Robotics Competition

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) is a middle and high school robotics competition whose mission is to engage and excite students about engineering, science, and technology as well as inspire them to pursue careers in these fields.

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FRC Robotics Competition

FRC is a program of FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology). The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. In FRC, high school-aged teams compete head to head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.

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FLL Mentoring

In addition to competing in BEST and FRC robotics competitions, Team Blitz members also mentor FLL (FIRST Lego League) teams at nearby elementary and middle schools.

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Why We Rock

Electrical, mechanical, programming…we do it all!


Students in the electrical sub-group learn how to design and implement power and control systems that make the robot go and respond to its environment. Robots need electrical distribution systems, motor controllers, and sensors. These need to be designed and wired.

Electrical Group

Students in the mechanical sub-group learn how to perform mechanical design using CAD, 3D printing, the use of a variety of power tools, and robot assembly. Students work on making the robot’s drive system optimal for the competition environment and designing accessory attachments such as lifters and grippers.

Mechanical Group

Students in the programming sub-group learn how to program the robots in high-level languages such as Java. They learn how to signal the robot’s motor controllers programmatically as well as have the robot respond to sensor input. They work on autonomous drive modes as well as programming the game controllers used to drive the robot.

Programming Group

What Our Robots Are Like

If a picture is worth a thousands words, then…

Test of Our 2015 Robot's Lift Arm

This is a short clip of the first test of our 2015 robot’s grip/lift arm mechanism.

Our Robot During a 2016 Best Semi-Finals Competition

Video of the Team Blitz robot (#2083) competing in Best Semi-Finals 2016

2016 FRC Scrimmage in Colorado Springs
2016 FRC Regional Competition
2016 FRC Regional Competition

Photos & Videos

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Team Sites

Some sites we find useful for getting the job done!