Gitchi Gummi Get Together July 29-30

Sign up for the Gitchi Gummi Get Together NOW! Event is on July 29-30. Click here for sign-up and event information! Housing available at UMD.

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.

 

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.

 

Click Here For Flyer!

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

 

 

Iowa Regional 2016

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At the Iowa Regional March 25th & 26th, the Duluth East Daredevils made a big splash. Tensions were high for most of the event, with it being the last regional and last chance to go to worlds. Friday was a rocky start, from our first match in the morning putting us in the top six to the end of the day where we left in 34th place. The games were quite intense, especially with the schedule being behind due to field errors.

Saturday, the excitement began to build. In our first morning match we jumped from 34th place all the way up to 17th. By the end of the qualification rounds the Daredevils made it to 8th place; the last of the alliance leader spots. Our alliance with 5442 Mechanical Monarchy from Washington, Illinois and 171, The Cheese Curd Herd from Platteville, Wisconsin proved to be quite fearsome. Climbing our way up to semi-finals, we were knocked down by the winning alliance, lead by 5172, Gator Robotics from Middle River, Minnesota. The Daredevils’ alliance did make the high score of 192 this year at the Iowa Regional, which was a stunning feat in it of itself.

By Saturday, most of the bugs we had in Albion had been addressed and changed, and the robot was functioning phenomenally. Though the autonomous wasn’t as exact as last year’s, it was very effective in earning autonomous points. Albion was successful in crossing defenses and gaining many teleoperated points. We attempted a cheesecake on 171 to convert it into a defense robot, but the feat proved to be only somewhat effective. All in all, it was a good weekend for the
Duluth East Daredevils!

Iowa Regional Qualification Day 1

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The day started with the proud roar of the Duluth East Daredevils when they reached a win and a victory in their first match of the day, and from there, everything was full of excitement. After the opening ceremonies, the Daredevils cast our lines and reeled in several victories during the first matches. Despite some ranking setbacks, our shooter was vastly improved from Northern Lights, and our climbing mechanism allowed us to scale on multiple occasions.
The matches themselves were very eventful, some robots sparking, and several smoking during a match! The competition was fierce, with many different designs of robots with different purposes. We’re excited for the rest of the qualification matches, and hoping to place well in our end ranking. Wish us luck, and thank you for supporting us!