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.
Due to the lack of availability of places to stay in Duluth this summer, we have been able to reserve only 20 Spirit Mountain campground sites. Given the size of the sites, most teams will be able to fit a minimum of two tents, but can fit upwards of four. Spirit Mountain has been generous enough to waive the extra tent fees for attending teams; sites go for $23-36 depending on the size and nature of the site. These sites are first come, first served, and teams must call ahead directly to request their selection of available spots. We have provided a specially edited campground map for your visual convenience (only available in GoogleDocs due to technical issues). Make sure to mention that you are part of a FIRST Robotics Team upon speaking with the representative.
If you are interested, please reserve your sites at (218) 624-8544 by 7/10/15!
Reserved Sites: RV Sites* Combined Sites
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 38
*RV sites will have a concrete pad, so teams choosing any of those five sites should bring appropriate (i.e. comfortable) sleeping equipment.
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!