Gitchi Gummi Get Together July 29-30

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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.

 

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)

 

Chipotle Fundraiser

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Duluth East Daredevils Robotics Team. Come in to the Chipotle at 1600 Miller Trunk Hwy in Duluth on Monday, May 9th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Duluth East Daredevils Robotics Team.

chipotle-flyer may 9 2016

Fundraiser Success

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Thank you to all who attended our Spaghetti Fundraiser! It was a lot of fun, and it was wonderful to have so much support from the community. We may not have made it to the World Championship this year, but are so happy to have so many who care about the team in our home town. We’re proud to be 100% community funded, and that wouldn’t be possible without this type of local  involvement.

We’d also like to extend a special thank you to all who volunteered and donated items for the auction.

We hope you enjoyed the event, including the bake sale, the silent auction, the robots, and of course, the spaghetti! It was a terrific night, with a terrific community.

April 15, 2016 Annual Fundraiser Dinner and Silent Auction

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Come to Duluth East High School on Friday, April 15th from 5 to 8 pm to support the Daredevils FIRST Robotics Team 2512! Last year the Daredevils’ alliance placed 2nd at the 2015 FIRST World Championships in St. Louis and won the 2015 FIRST/MSHSL State Championship! This fundraiser helps the team with their community outreach, education, and competition expenses, including their annual quest to qualify for the World Championships in St. Louis.

$10 per person or $25 per family

 

Kids fun at Auction

* Pasta Dinner

* Bake Sale

* Silent Auction

* Kids Learning Station and Activities