Lower East Side Prep is the home of the FRC team 4263.

Our school is located at the end of Manhattan (near Chinatown). Lower East Side Prep robotics team consists of students and mentors from a wide range of culture backgrounds including Chinese, Dominican, Polish, Pakistani and African-American students. Our team members are recent immigrants to the United States. We are proud of our teams diversity, which is reflective of the vibrant history of New York City and the Lower East Side in particular.

This will be our third year in the FRC and FTC competition and we plan to go extremely far. Get ready for the LESP Dragon Team! We're on fire!

LESP Robot Workshop

Recent Announcements

  • FIRST Club Meeting! Exciting news! The LESP Robotics Team had its first official meeting last week on October 19, 2015. Representatives from Goldman Sachs came and introduced themselves to our students, easing them into the vast world of technology and what it means to be in such an intensive club, offering valuable advice in the form of mentorship, and even offering workshops regarding programming and developing robots. In other news, some of our students are almost finished with the robot that they will use in competition on January 9, 2016, and they are confident in their ability to develop a robot that can win it all. Look forward to more updates from your favorite team!
    Posted Oct 28, 2015, 7:57 AM by Jeanice Rahman
  • Chinese World Journal http://video.sinovision.net/?id=19494&cid=0
    Posted Apr 12, 2014, 8:22 PM by Henry Ruan
  • 2014 FRC Competition Principal Ms. Polin visited the team at Javits Center. Ms. Polin was interviewed.UFT President Mr.Michael Mulgrew visited the team during the competition. 
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 9:15 AM by Henry Ruan
  • Initial Test - good news and bad news We learned some good news and bad news from our first shooting testThe robot is fully capable of picking up the static exercise ball from the ground, send it to the catapult and shoot it. However the max height that the ball can reach is lower than the high goal that we are targeting.Henry and our smart young engineers came to rescue. They adjusted length of the lever and the mechanics of the pivot. In our latest test we can shoot the ball all the way to the ceiling!A truly remarkable day: we have a functioning robot - not perfect, but fully working - 3 weeks before the deadline! Notice last year this milestone was not accomplished until 3 ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2014, 11:14 AM by LESP FIRST
  • End of Week Two Update Over the course of the passing week we have accomplished a great deal of our set goals. Recently, we have completed and tested our prototypes and have moved onto the stage of our final assembly. That is not to say that we have not ran into our fair share of complications, because we have. But we have solved them as a team, and they were simply just our growing pains towards the completion of this task. All that aside, we are on schedule, and are steadily making good progress. Due to hiccups that have surprised us, in scaling our prototypes onto the final robot, we been pushed to resolve many issues with deeply involved team discussions. By following the size ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2014, 10:56 AM by LESP FIRST
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