It was a chilly, snowy evening as we attended the UMD football game this past Saturday, October 4. We presented our robot, Ctrl-Y, dressed as a tiki, who shot shirts and footballs into the audience. Ctrl-Y was designed to look like our newest sponsor the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark’s mascot, Tiki Tom.
It was also military appreciation day, with each branch well represented at the game. Whenever the Bulldogs scored a touchdown, we shot the shirts and footballs for the fans. During halftime, we drove around some more showcasing our robot.
Join us this Saturday, October 4, for a UMD football game against MSU-Moorhead. We’ll be shooting footballs and t-shirts from Ctrl-Y costumed as Tiki Tom into the crowd. Tiki Tom is the mascot for our new sponsor, the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark. Come cheer on the Dogs and try to catch a shirt or football!
Saturday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m., we will be at the DECC as a School Spotlight group for a DSSO concert. “New Frontiers,” a science related night at the symphony, will highlight the planets, and technology of our universe. As a school Spotlight group, we’ll be in the lobby before the concert showing off our robots, and in the mezzanine during intermission. Save the date, and get your tickets now!
“Embrace your inner pioneer and take a musical odyssey to new and classic frontiers at New Frontiers. Visually immerse yourself in the revolutionary multimedia journey of the lunar landing in harmony with Copland’s ‘Appalachian Spring’ and breathtaking NASA photography during Holst’s ‘The Planets.'”
What: New Frontiers
When: 7:00 p.m. | Saturday, October 11
Where: DECC Symphony Hall
Cost: $10 – $45
Lately we have been sharing our FIRST opportunities with potential team members and students of our high school. We hosted our annual Open House as well as a Parent Information evening for families to learn more about what we do.
We were also busy designing and building a “costume” for t-shirt cannon, Ctrl-Y, for our newest sponsor. Our 2010 robot has played roles from James Bond’s get away car to Pixar’s Wall-E.
Everyone is now actively preparing for the new team members which will be attending their first meeting in late October.
We look forward to revealing our newest team members!
In other news, please join us and the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra on October 11 at the DECC when the Daredevils (and a special guest) will be participating in a musical experience that transports you into the depths of space! Mark your calendars for the DSSO’s “New Frontiers”, more information will be published closer to the event.
It’s back to school time with the Daredevils! Are you –or do you know– a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior interested in science, technology, graphic arts, writing, or business? Then you should consider filling out an application for the Duluth East Daredevils FIRST Robotics Team 2512. Team members will:
- Learn public speaking techniques
- Participate in important meetings and professional encounters
- Learn how to advertise, use social media, as well as obtain and use graphic arts skills
- Program robots using the coding language C++ which is widely used in real world work environments
- Build, and wire a full scale FRC robot
- Learn management and accounting methods
- Help develop our team strategy
- Supervise the construction of the robot
- Learn valuable time management skills, as well as responsibility
- And more!
Forms can be picked up in the East Activities Office on the first floor, or downloaded here. We are extremely excited to welcome new members to our team, and look forward to a great 2015 Season! For more information on our different departments, click here. Parent Student Information Night will take place on September 16 in the East High School Auditorium from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for students interested in joining the team.
All applications are due by Friday, September 19.