Shop Hours
Mon. (3pm - 8pm) - Mandatory
Tues. - Fri. (3pm - 8pm)
Sat. (9am - until)
Sun. (1pm - 6pm)
Students must attend at least 3 meetings a week, not including Mondays.
Check with sub-team captains for more specific schedules.


Next shop meeting:

January 25

Important Links
FRC Team Application HERE
Parent Position Openings HERE
Lightbulb Fundraiser HERE



Thank You Bi-Lo (Mr. Kieth and Mr. Mike) for donating meals for the team during build season!

Monday January 26th, Mandatory meeting.



What We're Up To

We're all pumped for the new 2015 FRC Game: RECYCLE RUSH!  After watching the FIRST telecast at the Michelin Conference Center, we headed out for lunch and then met back at the shop to brainstorm.  This season is off to a great start!

Entech 281 is participating in the FIRST Green e-watt saver LED Bulb Fundraiser!  This is a great way to conserve energy and save money at home, as well as help the environment and the team.  The program will last until FIRST Championships in April, so check out the website and let us know if you're interested.  Thanks for your support!



"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. 


NOTE to 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!

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!


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

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


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
Feb 2: Mandatory Picture
Feb 17: Bag and Tag
Feb 26-28: Palmetto Regional
April 2-4: Smoky Mountains Regional
April 22-25: FIRST Championship
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 SOLIDWORKS 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