About Us

About Us

Our Mission

Building Leaders. Inspiring Innovation. Changing Lives.

Building Leaders. Inspiring Innovation. Changing Lives.

Our Vision

The Green Machine designs and builds robots to compete in FIRST competitions and to inspire new generations to become involved with STEM. Our goals are to bring FIRST to new audiences; to be a role model of Gracious Professionalism®; and to use our experience to expand FIRST and make FIRST Available to All.


The foundation of The Green Machine is built on these core values:

Respect, Trust, Inclusivity, Commitment, and Joy of Life


Respect is a prerequisite to success. There can be no teamwork without humility and the mutual recognition of value in each other. Respect is being open to difference while honoring one’s personal values.



Our team works at its best with relationships built on trust. We live up to our responsibilities by being credible, reliable, and accountable. We create a safe space to enable open and honest communication.



Inclusivity is having a welcoming environment that fosters collaboration between people with diverse ideas to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and valued. All are treated with kindness, empathy, generosity, and compassion.



Commitment is persevering in the face of adversity, having the courage to give the best of ourselves, and being dedicated to the team and all that it represents.



We strive to remain positive, maintain a sense of humor, and have fun at all times, even when challenges present themselves. We continually inspire each other, other teams, and the greater community, as we pursue our passion.


The Web Team

Online since fall 2006, Team 1816s website is student designed, developed, and maintained. All content ©2006-2017 FRC Team 1816 - The Green Machine. All rights reserved. FIRST, FRC, and the FIRST logo © FIRST. All logos and images are copyright of their respective owners. We thank our sponsors for granting permission to use their logos in our website format. If a sponsors' logo is not shown with a circle TM or R, we are following the directions of the trademark's owner. We thank Matthew Kaemmerer, founding member of Team 1816, for our Gear Eyes logo and animation.