A team of enthusiasts

Ever since the beginning, Sage Hill's robotics program and team has been led by an enthusiastic groups of students who devote much of their personal time to create the best, most capable robot to compete in FIRST competitions. With Lightning Robotics and the FTC competition in its early years to the more advanced FRC team Sage Robotics, each and every one of the team's members love what they do, and the role they play in the team and the community at large.

Our Team is ...


We look for innovative solutions to achieve goals set forth by the challenge


We love robotics and the role we play in making Sage Robotics function and compete


We believe in using technology to better the world through more than just FIRST competitions


We are committed to working our hardest to prepare our team to succeed 


The Outreach team focuses on capturing the accomplishments of the robotics team. This group writes the engineering notebook, team newsletter, and designs and manages the team website. Additionally, they organize our outreach into the community and coordinate events with other organizations, teams, and companies. The Outreach team also works with the Prosthetics Service Learning group to build and design prosthetics for children and animals in need.


The Code team is the group in charge of our robots' autonomous and tele-op features. They work before each competition and bring the robot design to its fullest potential. Before the build is complete, they plan out different autonomous programs that seamlessly integrate software and hardware to create the most optimized and efficient code possible that aids in the operation of the robot during a competition. The Code Team creates the code for the robot and helps plan its features.


The Build Team is responsible for the design, planning, and assembling of all robots and hardware -- taking the team's imagination and making it a reality. The group has two main focuses: practice field build and robotic design and build. The group works in tandem with the Code Team to optimize scoring for every match. In addition, the Build Team ensures the hardware competency of the robot. The Build Team creates the platform on which the rest of the team builds upon.

Leading Members

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Richard Horn (Captain)

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Eamon Niknafs (Co-captain)

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Chenghao Meng (Outreach)

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Nathan Luong (Build)

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Nikan Oshideri (Code)


It all began as Lightning Robotics

Sage Hill's Robotics Program began as a FTC competitor. Throughout the last few years, we are happy to announce that our team has nearly quadrupled in size from the previous year and therefore we were able to be much more ambitious in our designs. Now we would like to share with you our journey so far, all of our successes and setbacks, and hope that you will glimpse the true potential of this team.

Past Competitions

Since its founding, Lightning Robotics has participated in four FTC challenges. The subject and goal of the challenge changes each year, prompting teams to re-design their robot to accomplish the tasks


Past Competitions

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The 2017 FRC robot is one of the largest, most powerful, and definitely fastest robots built by the Sage Robotics team. We worked tirelessly for countless hours to create a robust robot that is competition-ready and won't disappoint.