Shop Hours
Mondays (4pm - 7pm)
Thursdays (4pm - 7pm)
Saturdays (9am - 2pm)
Meeting times are flexible. Additional days may be scheduled as needed.


Next shop meeting:

December 29

(No meeting Dec. 22)
Important Links
FRC Team Application HERE
Parent Position Openings HERE



What We're Up To

We had a blast at our Toys for Bots Mock Competition today!  EnTech 281 students split into two teams, with each team building their own robot to compete in a game determined by our mentors.  Both teams did a great job, and we're all pumped up for build season next year!  We will not be meeting Monday, December 22.  Our next meeting will be December 29.  Happy Holidays!

Check out EnTech 281 volunteering at the Greenville FLL Qualifier... We had a great time helping out, and even got to meet some wolves!

Would you be interested in sponsoring our team?  Please click HERE to learn more about our team and how you could help.  As always, a big thank you to all of our generous sponsors!


EnTech 281 Parents: ALL PARENT POSITIONS MUST BE FILLED IN ORDER FOR US TO GO TO TOURNAMENTS THIS SEASON.  Please take a look at the Parent Position Openings and sign up for whichever positions you can. Thank you!


If you are interested in joining EnTech FRC Team 281, please fill out the FRC Team Application and return it to us.


"Infiltrating young minds, one robot at a time"

Welcome to the website of EnTech, home of FIRST Robotics Competition Team 281 - the GreenVillains.   We are a nonprofit organization in Greenville, South Carolina that promotes engineering and technology through our FIRST robotics teams and outreach in our community.   Our activities are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and the dedication of our mentors and volunteers.   See About EnTech for all the details.  Click here to find out how you can get involved in one of our programs as a student, mentor, or sponsor.


What is FIRST?

FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology,  was founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989 in an attempt to promote an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in today's students. Kamen decided the best way to interest young people in FIRST was to create a sporting event that connected students with adult mentors to design, build, wire, and program robots that compete against one another in a challenging competition.  The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) was born.  The competition has grown from a single gym in Manchester, New Hampshire to an international competition. FIRST also hosts the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), The FIRST Lego League (FLL), and The Junior FIRST Lego League (JFLL) to reach younger students.  Today, FIRST boasts a total of 29,200 teams from around the world, 303,000 student participants, 120,500 mentors and volunteers, and more than 19 million dollars in college scholarships.   For more information about the FIRST programs, go to our web page About FIRST or visit the official FIRST website at 

 Upcoming Events
Dec 6: FLL Tournament (Spartanburg)
Dec 13: FLL Tournament (Greenville)
Dec 15: Holiday Extravaganza (Toys for Bots)
Dec 20: Toys for Bots Mock Competition
Contact Us


Team Director:


Mailing Address:

620 S Pleasantburg Drive

Mail Stop 1201

Greenville, SC 29607-2418

Our Generous Sponsors

Michelin Greenville Technical College Greenville Technical Charter High School

Caterpillar Greenville County Schools Laserflex

Baldor TWL Swagelok Logo ASME Logo


Greenville Technical Charter High School Christ Church Episcopal School J.L. Mann High School Wade Hampton High School

Carolina High School Riverside High School St. Joseph's Catholic School Woodmont High School