After Kickoff the Duluth East Daredevils have been hard at work! We are already off to a great start. It’s a long season ahead of us but we are optimistic and excited for STEAMworks.
On January 7th, 2017, the seventh annual Kickoff for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game “Steamworks” will be held at the Marshall Performing Arts Center (MPAC) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), and hosted by the Daredevils. Nineteen teams from around the area will be attending the event. The MPAC space and facilities have been donated by UMD for the event. The live stream of the main event will start at 9:30 AM, and end around 10:00 AM.
Broadcast link is at: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/2017-broadcast
The Daredevils are very excited to see what challenges the new game will bring!
The Duluth East Daredevils recently disassembled Arcana on December 7th 2016. This robot was used in the 2013 event Ultimate Ascent. Arcana helped the team get to the World Championship that year. It could accurately shoot from across the court into the highest goal. It was an amazing robot and we’re sad to see it go.
The Daredevils went to Itasca Community College Saturday the morning of December 3, 2016. The team was on the road for about 2 hours and when they got their they went into their rooms to set up for their presentations. Some went to the Team Management and Media seminars. Others went to the Fabrication, Electronics, CAD, or Strategy seminars. After two hours of presentations they had a lunch break with other teams. This was followed by afternoon seminars. The Daredevils had a great time attending and presenting, and appreciate ICC for offering their venue!
The Duluth East Daredevils will be traveling to Grand Rapids Itasca Community College on December 3, 2016, to participate in seminars and workshops highlighting programming, electronics, media and team management skills. The STEM focused workshops are geared towards preparing teams for the 2017 FIRST competition. Seminars will be presented by both team members and ICC presenters about important aspects of FRC teams. Team members will have the opportunity to learn new information about their own department on the robotics team as well as others.