Welcome to Team 1306: A high school robotics team based in Madison, Wisconsin!
BadgerBOTS FRC Team 1306 is a student-led, student-run robotics team composed of students from many different school districts in Dane County. Students on our team have diverse interests, ranging from programming and mechanics, to fundraising and outreach. Along with competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition, students on Team 1306 also collaborate to involve others in this community program. You can follow our 2020 build season through our weekly blogs here.
In 2010 our team created the BadgerBOTS Robotics Corporation which was granted 501c(3) nonprofit status. Shortly after in 2011, we established the BadgerBOTS Education Center in Middleton, WI; our center is open to the entire community and supports many other FIRST robotics teams. This center serves as a homebase for all our outreach initiatives. Past examples of outreach include demonstrating our robots at schools, working with underrepresented groups in STEM, and creating online summer camps in response to COVID-19. In 2020, the FIRST program recognized these efforts by selecting us as the Wisconsin Regional Chairman’s winners for the fifth time in our team’s history.