The CGHS Robotics Club welcomes all students interested in programming, modeling, designing, and building robots to promote STEM initiatives in the community. The club and was founded in 2008, and in 2016 has expanded to accommodate two competitive First Tech Challenge (FTC) teams. Members work collaboratively to construct robots that perform challenging tasks on a unique obstacle course each season. The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school and Saturday mornings in the Makerspace (room 120) where students have access to PTC CREO professional modeling software, a 3D printer, a ShopBot for cutting Lexan parts, as well as a milling machine.

Experience not required to participate, only a positive attitude and a willingness to learn!

Moderator: Diane Ripollone
Email Address:

Coaches: John Toebes, Mary Ellen Toebes, James Kelley, Margaret Toebes (team founder/CGHS alumna), Ann McCann




Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays

During the season


Outreach includes visits to elementary and middle schools. It will vary during the season





Attention! All North Carolina FTC Robotics Teams!

Cardinal Gibbons Robotics is offering an outreach service to our fellow teams. We are willing to manufacture lexan parts based off your designs. Email us your drawing, engineering-produced, or 3D modeled file, and fill out our survey from the given link.

Lexan Order Form








Results Southern Guilford Qualifier January 27th


At Southern Guilford:


                 Winning Alliance (2nd Pick) with 5064 Aperture Science from Elon  (Captain) and

                  12010 ChargerBots from Cary (1st Pick)

                  Motivate Award

                 Connect Award Finalist 3



                 Inspire Award Winner

                 Finalist Alliance Captain with 5270 Team Q from Cary Academy (1st Pick)

                and 10195 Knight Owls from Greensboro (2nd Pick)

                 Rockwell Collins Innovate Award Finalist 2

                 Control Award Finalist 2

                 Design Award Finalist 3





Competition Dates

FTC Qualifier Cardinal Gibbons High School

January 13th Saturday

Place: Cardinal Gibbons High School

Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Check here for future details