The Duluth East Daredevils are excited to announce that we will be attending the Indiana Robotics Invitational (IRI) from July 17-18. This is an invite-only event consisting of the season’s top teams based on their solo rankings.
In addition to being an exclusive event, teams will play an alternate version of this season’s game, Recycle RUSH+. Instead of the usual ten recycling canisters, (three in each Autonomous Zone and two on each side in the middle or “Landfill Zone”) this version will use 16 (three in each Autonomous Zone, and four in the Landfill Zone). This will allow alliances to increase the value of their tote stacks, and thus end each match with a higher total.
After planning to someday apply for the event over the past few summers, we finally did and were accepted! We are excited to be attending for the first time and maybe more in the future.
While we will be attending the event, our fundraising is still going on! Make sure to visit Chipotle by the Duluth Miller Hill Mall between 4:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and mention our “one for the team” fundraiser so that 50% of your total bill will support both the Team and the trip. Just click for more information.
Come to Chipotle by the Duluth Miller Hill Mall tomorrow, July 15, to help support our much anticipated trip to the Indiana Robotics Invitational! In this generous “one for the team” fundraiser, just present the attached flyer in either physical or digital form from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and they will donate 50% of your total bill to our team! But wait, there’s more good news; if you forget to show the flyer all together, you can still help as long as you remember to mention the fundraiser to the cashier upon paying your bill. Limited to one flyer/donation per bill, flyer need not be present at time of purchase.
We just wrapped up our first round of two Robotics Camps this summer. Team Members spent the week teaching kids how to build and program small LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots. They could complete/compete in any challenges of their choosing. The second session runs July 13 through the 17 and a few spots are still left, don’t forget to sign up!
In other news, the 11th Annual CHUM Rhubarb Festival is back again June 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Make sure to stop by and help raise money for a great cause. We will be showcasing our robot and talking about the Team. Admission is free and all proceeds go to CHUM.
There will be live music, games, crafts, and of course, rhubarb! In addition to these activities, attendees will be able to indulge in many classic, and not so classic, rhubarb recipes. Among these delectable creations will be an assortment of rhubarb pies, muffins, crisps, brats, and burritos. Click to see all of the great activities kicking off and happening during tomorrow’s festivities.
We promptly departed from the High School parking lot at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and headed down to the Twin Cities to the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena for the FIRST/MSHSL State Championship. The Team entered as number one in the state due to our Regional Chairman’s Award, as well as our robot’s performance in our first competition.
This event marked the last official competition of this year before summer, where the top 30 Minnesota teams competed head-to-head to be the best in the state of Minnesota. After an amazing competition, we walked away with our first ever State Championship win, allied with Team 3130, Errors from Woodbury, MN and Team 4215, Trinity Tritons from Eagan, MN. This marks an end to our best and most successful competition season yet! But our summer competition, the Gitchi Gummi Get Together, is celebrating its second birthday, so fans and teams get one last chance to see Recycle Rush (and Acervus) in action. To make this event possible, we not only need teams, but volunteers galore, so make sure to register and help us make this competition run more smoothly and successfully.
Please note that all match times are approximate and that the schedule is often behind or early.
2512’s Match Schedule:
- 9:18 a.m. #5 (Red Alliance) 104-30, rank up
- 9:39 a.m. #8 (Red Alliance) 140-122, rank up
- 10:12 a.m. #12 (Blue Alliance) 187-129, rank up
- 11:06 a.m. #19 (Blue Alliance) 150-140, rank up
- 11:32 a.m. #22 (Blue Alliance) 159-107, rank up
- 12:00 p.m. #26 (Blue Alliance) 54-149, rank down
- 1:08 p.m. #35 (Red Alliance) 132-54, rank up
- 2:21 p.m. #39 (Red Alliance) 200-138, rank up
- Semifinal 1: 196-140, rank up
- Semifinal 2: 173-73, rank down
- Semifinal 3: 176-144, rank down
- Final 1: 206-125, win
- Final 2: 108-157, loss
- Final 3: 198-157, win
After an amazing competition, the Daredevils were seeded first, selecting Errors, Team 3130 of Woodbury, MN and Trinity Tritons, Team 4215 of Eagan, MN to form our alliance going into the Playoffs. In the end, we walked away with our first ever State Championship win, another amazing turnout to add to our most successful season yet!