Team SPORK #3196 is a high school robotics team located at Pine Lake Preparatory in Mooresville, North Carolina that competes in the FIRST® Robotics Challenge. We are given six weeks to build a robot from scratch under strict rules and limited resources. Each year, we have the unique opportunity to compete in an original game with similar teams within North Carolina and even around the world! FIRST® stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. This program was created by Dean Kamen in 1992, starting with only 28 teams and growing to almost 8,000 teams around the world today! We started our FRC team in 2010, and competed with a robot named Bubbles that year. During the 2022-2023 season, we competed in the Charged Up Challenge with a robot named SPORKy!
SPORK, standing for Students Providing Outreach and Robotic Kinship, emphasizes our mission in giving back to our community. This year is Team SPORK’s 14th season! We have performed countless outreach hours, both in our state and internationally in India, supported FLL and FRC teams, and won many awards in competition. We are excited for this year’s season, FIRST® IN SHOW and are looking forward to an ENERGY filled season together. Thank you for your interest in our team!