December 25, 2017

From all of us at FRC Team 4613 - Barker Redbacks, we wish everybody a wonderful Christmas as we all prepare for Kickoff! We've had a great 2017 and can't wait for next year to come around the corner!

December 10, 2017

On December 9 and 10 four separate Barker College FTC Teams competed at Macquarie University for the 2017 FTC Australia Nationals Competition. After the qualification rounds, the Barker Pinkbacks were ranked 2nd and qualified as the second alliance captain. The Barker...

December 10, 2017

The livestream for the event is available here:

The link for the video is:


Three of four Barker teams were selected to compete in the elimination matches. The Barker Pinkbacks finished the qualification rounds ranked in 2nd place and the...

December 7, 2017

As the competition for our FTC teams starts tomorrow, we look at how our students' robots have progressed over the past 3 months and how we may progress in the competition in 24 hours time.


The teams have been numbered as follows: Orangebacks #11143, Bluebacks #1...

December 7, 2017

The Redbacks displayed their robots at the annual Barker College Celebration awards ceremony to mark the end of the school year. The audience was presented with an insight into robotics at Barker and a glimpse of our robots in action at the event. The presentation incl...

December 3, 2017

 The Junior School were involved with FIRST Lego once again as they returned to compete at the FLL Nationals held at Macquarie University. This was the very first time a Barker team was selected to compete at the Nationals.

The theme of the game is 'Hydrodynamics', whic...

November 4, 2017

An exciting day for the two Barker Redbacks FLL Teams as they competed in the FLL Regional at Macquarie University. The Barker Reds won the Mechanical Design Award and the Baggy Blues were selected to compete at Nationals. This is the first time a Barker FLL Team has b...

September 28, 2017

On January 8 at 2:00am, we were made aware of the official 2017 FIRST game, FIRST Steamworks! We built a robot in six weeks, rushed through four regionals winning a few awards, placed in Hopper Subdivision at the first ever split championship held in Houston and St Lou...

September 12, 2017

The new FTC game has been released! Relic Recovery is based on collecting cubes and arranging them in patterns, and placing relics in a zone near the conclusion of the match.

Good luck to all teams participating!

August 26, 2017

Our team is on their way back from China after a very successful trip to Zhengzhou. Our team helped build robots in three days as well as participating in the annual China Robotics Challenge, sponsored by the CUYRA (China Urban Youth Robotics Alliance). We also gave pr...

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