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Pittsford Panthers Robotics Team 3181


Pittsford Panthers Robotics

We are members of the FIRST Robotics Organization. FIRST gives students the opportunity to not only learn a lot about engineering, but provide them with positive experiences in a competitive setting. We offer programs for all grade levels, from elementary to high-school. We are currently working on making a lego league team in the middle schools

The Pittsford Panthers Robotics, Team 3181, was founded by Brian Holliday (one of our mentors, and a teacher at Pittsford Sutherland H.S.) in 2010. Through the years the team has grown in size and experience. We would not be able to do what we do without the amazing people on this team, and the full effort they put into this operation.

When thinking of a robotics team many assume it’s full of engineering students and mathematicians.

While these roles are essential to the team they don’t paint the entire picture. A robotics team is as much a team as it is a company with very specific goals. To achieve these goals we have an incredibly diverse team of people ranging from art students, to business students, to English students. We need all these people to run our website, write our posts, create our logos and banners, and so on.


Of course, we need a robot too, and for that we need engineers. The engineering component of our team includes mechanical, electrical, and software. Each of these sub-teams has a specific role in creating the robot. The mechanical sub-team focuses on the structure of the robot. They do this by CAD (computer aided design) for the parts, as well as building the robot’s chassis. Electrical constructs the electrical board and sets up the wiring of the robot. They’re the bridge between software and hardware. That’s where he programming team comes in. They write the code to direct the robot. Every one of these parts is vital to the success of the robot. For everything to go smoothly teamwork is key.

Our values 

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At Pittsford Robotics Team 3181 we Strive to create a diverse team. Where all are valued and feel safe to express their ideas and themselves. We help individuals find their talent and further develop their skills. Weither it be in a STEM field or or designing and buisness. We hope in the future to better support our school and local community.  

Our Coach

Head Coach: Mr Holliday (Founder 2010-present)
Mr. Holliday is the team coach for the Pittsford Sutherland and Mendon robotics team. He oversees all of aspects of the robotics team. he helps to ensure the teams success. Mr. Holliday is currently a teacher at Sutherland high school.


A HUGE thank you to all people and parents who help support our team. When it comes to assisting with the build, bringing food, transportation, and giving insight, it is always appreciated. We couldn’t do any of this without their support
Please look at our Team highlighted page for more details on members
                                Want to help? Please visit our sponsor page

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