Fantastic Fans!

Kindergarten class at Lester Park are great Daredevil Fans!

2015 FIRST World Championship

The Team poses with Acervus, our now Championship robot! The Daredevils made it all the way to one of the two Einstein fields for the first time ever, and placed second. This marks the end of our best Competition Season yet, but more of 2015 is yet to come; stay tuned for the FIRST MSHSL State Championship.

Minnesota Senator Al Franken Visits Archer Racing

This past Martin Luther King day, we were honored with a visit from Senator Al Franken at one of our sponsor locations, Archer Racing. We got to show him our team as well as our robots, new and old.

Spaghetti Fundraiser

The Spaghetti Fundraiser was a blast, and we are happy to have an opportunity to demonstrate and educate children about FIRST and robotics. We are grateful to be part of such a wonderful community.

2016 Kickoff

The Team poses in the snowy parking lot outside the building of our sponsor, the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark.

 

2016 June Lego Camp

Our campers delighted in showing off their robots to their parents, as well as the makeshift race between different “dragster bots”. Throughout the week campers were given guidance from the Duluth East Daredevils on how to build and program their LEGO EV3 robot to meet different challenges provided for them.

The Daredevils had a fantastic time working with the kids, and the kids felt the same. Highlights of the camp included catching their t-shirts from Ctrl-Y (our t-shirt cannon robot) and getting a personal tour of our build room, where the FRC robots of the Daredevils are fabricated.

If your child is interested in the First Robotics Lego Camp, we have one more the week of June 10! Please email us at daredevils2512@gmail.com or fill out an application!

Thank you so much to the parents and children who made this camp possible!

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(To campers’ parents: if you want photos of your child from this event, please contact us at mediadaredevils2512@gmail.com with your name and your child’s name, and we’ll send them out to you!)

Lego Camp Day One

Today was our first LEGO Camp of the summer! We’re excited to be working with kids who are so interested in robotics, and expand the knowledge of science and technology in our community!

The kids construct and program a robot from a LEGO EV3 kit, with assistance from Daredevil team members, in order to complete a task. We’re excited to see what they build!

 

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Home Run at the Huskies Game!

Gray skies gave way to a wonderful day at the Wade Stadium on Friday, June 10. Throughout the Duluth Huskies’ game, children were having fun in the sun along with our robots Albion and Ctrl-Y. Between catching balls from the robots to driving them, kids were enthralled by the student-built machines. Thanks again to the Duluth Huskies for hosting a robotics night!

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State Competition 2016

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The Daredevils left East around 4:00 Friday night May 20, 2016 and traveled to Minneapolis for the MSHSL sponsored Robotics State Tournament. After dropping off the drive team at Mariucci Arena for load in, the rest of the Daredevils went on to stay overnight at the hotel.

The competition was fierce, with several defensive robots and many robots losing parts. The Daredevils attempted their climb several times and made several good shots. Early in the morning, the Daredevils were ranked first. We won some and lost some but came back strong in our last match and ended at rank 14 after the qualification rounds. We were picked by the 4th seed alliance 2502 – Talon Robotics from Eden Prairie, MN and number 4607 team CIS from Becker, MN.

There were four other teams from the Northland competing at State, including DNA Robotics from Denfeld High School in Duluth and SubZero Robotics from Esko High School. Rock Solid Robotics from Two Harbors and the Talons from Hermantown High School are also in attendance.

The Daredevil’s alliance played two matches against the top seeded alliance and lost them both and ended up in 4th place at state this year.  DNA Robotics went on to place second.

MSHSL State Robotics Championship

We will be competing at the MSHSL State Championship this Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 AM at Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. The team will leave from East High School on Friday at 4:30 after school, and will stay overnight before the event. We will be defending our 2015 State Championship!  Hope you come to support us!  The event is free and open to the public.  http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/news/2016_Robotics_Schedule.pdfIMG_1350 (1)