2015 Kickoff

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

Fantastic Fans!

A kindergarten class sports their new Daredevil fan shirts during the school day. Lots of our outreach involves the younger generation. Are you in the Duluth area and would like to see if the Daredevils can come to your school? Contact us using the tab above!

BlueDevil Press

Members of the BlueDevil Press hold wraps advertising the Double DECCer Regional that went around the Duluth News Tribune. Read more about this under the Media tab and BlueDevil Press.

Daredevils in St. Louis, MO Thanks to You!

Our Pasta Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser was a huge success; we raised $32,672 total from our initial $30,000 goal! A large chunk of which is directly attributed to the Dinner. Thanks to all who donated and or participated, the Team has made the trip to the World 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.


2015 FIRST World Championship

See us in action! Click on the buttons below for the live broadcast of the 2015 FIRST Championship, match schedules, team rankings, and competition times. Check out today’s team blog further down on the page. The webcast is hosted by NASA. The Daredevils are in the Hopper Division. For the Hopper webcast, click the “Live Broadcast” button below. All other division webcasts can be found here, and the event schedule can be found here.

Live BroadcastMatch Schedules

Team Rankings





UPDATE 4/23: Due to technical difficulties on the field, all scheduled matches are behind and we cannot provide exact times.

2512’s Match Schedule:

Thursday Matches:

  • 9:00 a.m. #5 (Red Alliance) 95-35 rank up
  • 10:43 a.m. #20 (Blue Alliance) 104-144 rank down
  • 12:21 p.m. #34 (Red Alliance)  87-118 rank down
  • 3-12 p.m. #42 (Blue Alliance) 124-202 rank up

Friday Matches:

  • 8:49 a.m. #63 (Red Alliance)  124-202
  • 10:20 a.m. #76 (Blue Alliance) -due to technical issues, this match was replayed-
  • 1:00 p.m. #82 (Blue Alliance) 161-69
  • 2:24 p.m. #94 (Red Alliance) 192-182
  • 3:27 p.m. #103 (Blue Alliance) 236-108
  • 5:33 p.m. #121 (Red Alliance) 150-148

Saturday Matches:

  • 9:51 a.m. #4 Hopper Playoff Match:
  • 10:19 a.m. #8 Hopper Playoff Match:

The Daredevils will be competing in an alliance with teams 2826, 987, and 4265 and may not be competing on the floor depending on alliance decisions.

Real time updates of match times and alliance statistics can be found here

Playoff matches will continue until the final. We will post the final schedule later.

Playoff Matches with Top Seed Alliance

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Hopper Playoff Match #4 9:51am

Hopper Playoff Match #8 10:19am

The Daredevils will be competing in an alliance with teams 2826, 987, and 4265 and may not be competing on the floor depending on alliance decisions.

Elimination matches will continue until the final. We will post the final schedule later.

March to the Arch Fundraiser

The Daredevils will be hosting a pasta dinner and silent auction on April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Duluth East High School atrium. This event will be the kick off for our fundraising campaign to fund our trip to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis, MO. Tickets are available at the the door at $8 per single or $20 for families. Each meal includes pasta, salad, bread, and a beverage. Vegetarian options are also available. There will also be a bake sale and a chance to control one of our robots that has competed at the World Championship in the past.

Hope to see you there!

Together, we hope to reach our total goal of $30,000 through both individual donations and public fundraising events. Thank you for your support!

End of the Central Illinois Regional

The Daredevils went into the semi-finals as the second seed, selecting Team 4143, MARS/ WARS, from Metamora, IL and Team 4212Techno Ferrets, from Galesburg, IL. After making it into the finals, and a great competition, we ended in 2nd Place.

The awards ceremony resulted in two awards for the Daredevils, including the Innovation in Control Award, and 2nd Place overall. Altogether, we improved our total average from the Northern Lights Regional, won two awards, and had a great regional!

Caterpillar Visit and Practice Matches

Early Wednesday morning we boarded the bus and started out on the nine hour drive down to Peoria, IL for the Central Illinois Regional. Arriving mid-afternoon with time to spare, we made a pit stop at the Caterpillar Visitor Center. Here, team members had the opportunity to participate in a fact scavenger hunt, drive and control computer simulated excavators and bulldozers, as well as view, and interact with their state of the art machinery. The large scoops and massive replicas also made for great photo opportunities.

Our first official day in Peoria started early and went until late in the evening, providing plenty of practice matches and pit time. Acervus continues to excel in the Autonomous Period, and we look forward to get our hooks into the Qualification Matches. Another Duluth team also in attendance, is Denfeld High School’s DNA, Team 4009. We are both the second farthest teams to have traveled here, with the farthest being an out of country rookie team, GoldenHorn, Team 5665 from Istanbul, Turkey.