LAHS Robotics Club Competes In Colorado Regional

LAHS Robotics Club, FIRST Team 4153–Project Y at the Colorado Regional last weekend in Denver. Courtesy photo

LAHS Robotics Club, FIRST Team 4153–Project Y, center robot, competing on the field with two other robots. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos High School Robotics Club, FIRST Team 4153–Project Y, competed last weekend in Denver, Colo., in the Colorado Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.
The Team competed with their robot named “Bohr Bot.” The competition included teams from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Wyoming and an international team from Istanbul, Turkey,  
During the competition, teams formed two alliances of three robots each to compete against each other to play the game, which lasted 2 minutes and 30 seconds. This year’s game involved placing cubes the size of a milk crate on one of three scales at different heights to control the scale and earn points. The game includes an autonomous portion during the first 15 seconds and an end game challenge in the last 30 seconds, which involved the robot trying to climb one foot above the ground.
The Team placed 18th overall out of 52 teams in the qualification matches with a record of six wins and five losses. The Team was asked to join the 4th seeded alliance in the elimination rounds, which lost in the quarterfinals against stiff competition.
“The Team had a great season,” Lead Mentor Andy Erickson said, “The students designed and built a very capable robot that played the game well.”
For more information on Project Y, visit To volunteer or help support the team, email