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Daredevil New Season & Team Applications

Hello Daredevils Fans, Alumni and Sponsors.  The Daredevils are excited to begin a new season of FIRST Robotics!  Currently we are recruiting for new team members.  To get to the application, click this link here to get to the online application and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the application link. We have a wide variety of important  team roles to be filled, ranging from metal work, computer programming to media, business management and more!  The deadline for applications is September 29th at 11:59 P.M. Look for the interview sign up sheet that will be posted on October 9th. Interviews will be October 10,11, and 12th.  To learn more about this year’s game “POWER UP” go to the FIRST website at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season.

 

 

Gitchi Gummi Get Together 2017 Wrap-Up

Thanks to all of the teams that attended the Gitchi Gummi Get Together this past weekend, where we ended up winning along with teams 3244, the Granite City Gearheads, from St. Cloud, MN, and 2846, the FireBears, from St. Paul, MN. We also added a new element to the competition that we are hoping to keep as a tradition, the mentor match, where each teams drive team was made up of each teams mentors. Congrats to all the other teams who made it to finals, and we hope to see everyone next year for the 5th annual Gitchi Gummi Get Together!

Gitchi Gummi Get Together Live Stream!

Click the image below for the live broadcast of the Gitchi Gummi Get Together!

July LEGO camp

The LEGO camp for the month of July has begun!  The kids will once again be working hard at designing and building robots that can complete our tracks.  Something that is newly established this year is the ability of the students to create their own tasks for the robots to accomplish after they’ve completed a run of the tracks.  There truly is no end to the creativity of a young child, and when you put LEGO in their hands, the possibilities are limitless. We also gave tours of our fabrication area, and showed off some of our robots, old and new.

REMEMBERING RUSS

Remembering Russ

Today we are mourning the loss of our good friend and mentor – Russ Myers who passed away on July 1st after a courageous battle with cancer.  Russ was a build mentor for the Daredevils from the early years of the team throughout our 2017 season.  His patience with the students and willingness to share his vast knowledge of machining and building will be sorely missed.  Russ believed in the Daredevils and always strived to see the team succeed.  This year Russ was the recipient of the Woody Flowers Award, which is given to a mentor who inspires students to communicate and work as a team.  Russ was an inspiration to every student and mentor as well as a great friend to everyone who has had the opportunity to work with him.

Additional information will be forthcoming.