About Us

Who We Are

Team 3476: Code Orange is a high-school robotics team from Irvine, California. We compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) league under an organization called FIRST.

Our History

Our team was founded in April 2010 as a group of 8 homeschooled students working out of a parent's garage. Today, Code Orange has rapidly grown into a team of over 40 students from 22 different schools from throughout Orange County operating in the facilities of two engineering companies: Lasergraphics and Applied Medical.

Our Mission

Code Orange Team 3476 is a pre-college robotics team located in the heart of Orange County's high-tech hub. Our mission is to promote interest in and knowledge of STEM to students. Our students receive hands-on engineering education and training in STEM by designing and building robots to compete at the regional and international level of the First Robotics Competition (FRC).

Our dedicated and highly skilled mentors guide our students with little or no prior robotics experience to become excellent engineers in their own right. Our students build lifelong friendships and have so much fun that they don't even realize how much they're learning every day!

We Make Winners

Our students learn how to become winners in life by working hard to excel in engineering, leadership, and teambuilding. The robots they design and build are winners too. Out of thousands of FRC teams, Code Orange is one of only 15 teams (and the youngest team) in FRC history to have won 5 or more division championships in order to appear at the FRC World Championship Einstein Finals and we're going for more.

What Else We Do

Code Orange is dedicated to inspire others to engage in STEM . Code Orange has impacted tens of thousands of people, spreading the FIRST message with YouTube videos, robot demos, and community outreach.

Every year we hold a summer camp for 10 to 16 year old kids who learn robotics with the award-winning FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team Code Orange 3476. They learn about engineering and robotics while having lots of fun. The camp introduces topics related to FRC such as engineering design process, robot fabrication, computer-aided 3D machine design, 3-D printing, electronics, and the principles of FRC robotic programming. Learn robotics while engaging in team building and engineering challenges. Campers are divided into small groups for highly interactive learning based upon their skill levels. They will also have a chance to check out the Code Orange award-winning robot.

Every year we co-host a FIRST Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament called “Bots at the Beach”. Winners of this tournament are invited to the FLL state championship at LEGOLand.