Vail BoxerBots

About Team 1828

About our Team

Our team meets at Vail Academy and High School where we have a dedicated build room in Room 218. We use 3D printers, a lathe, a mill, band saws, a drill press, and a variety of other tools to fabricate our robot. In the pre-season (August through December) we meet on most Wednesdays and Saturdays. 4 to 6pm on Wednesdays, except when there are half-days. Saturdays we meet from 8am to noon.

During build season (January and February) we meet most days. Monday through Friday we meet from 4 to 8pm. Saturdays we meet from 8am to about 2pm.

Competition Season (March through April) we meet as necesary to repair our robot between competitions.

Post-season (May) is when we elect the next seasons officers, and host our End of Year Banquet.

We travel to at least two regionals a year. We drive the team in district vehicles and tow our trailer. We take our grill with us and cook lunches and dinners, as we can. Some competitions are in downtown settings and do not accommodate that.

To Join

Want to be part of our team? A student merely needs to show up to one of the meetings. There is paperwork for both student and parent to fill out. We do require a signed acknowledgement of the team handbook and parent/guardian contact information. There is also an annual fee of $125.