Welcome to Panther Robotics.  We are FIRST Team 1108 from Paola, Kansas.  Join us here as we build our 2019 robot to compete in Destination: Deep Space.  We will compete at Heartland and Greater KC regional in March.

Panther Robotics Minute

Episode 1

Learn about the 2019 Destination Deep Space challenge. Jordyn hosts.

Episode 2

Hear about our design and prototype ideas for our robot. Amber hosts.

Episode 3

Updates to our build and other team happenings. Jordyn hosts.

Episode 4

Learn about upcoming events, team updates, robot updates, and preparation for competitions. Jordyn hosts.


Making it work

Thanks to the above sponsors, no students pay dues to join Panther Robotics.  We also thank our school for providing space and support, and our communities for additional fundraising support.

With this we’ve afforded competition and travel at two events each of the previous 5 years.  Each event cost $5-10k after registration fees and travel cost and the costs for robot parts and tools can easily be $3-5k building a competitive robot, including parts that are used for training during the Fall.  

Please take a look at our fundraising calendar for opportunity to support us and contact us below if wanting to support us with donations of any kind.

Contact Us


Head mentor: David Green (ddgreen@suddenlink.net)

Located at USD 368 Barn (1705 Industrial Rd, Paola, KS 66071)

Meet Our Team

Now in our 17th years, Panther Robotics’ members have a variety of experiences and views.  Students and mentors were interviewed to share these perspectives with Jordyn asking the questions.  These sessions were insightful and inspirational, as we look at the progression of thoughts from rookie through senior team members, both in student and mentoring roles.  The full series of 2019 interviews will be available on our YouTube channel.
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