The Team

The MN 10,000 Lakes Regional Leads Us to The FIRST World Championship!

This past weekend we were finalists at the Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional Tournament held at U of M in Minneapolis at Williams Arena.  In qualification rounds, we were ranked 4th in a field of 63 teams, making us an alliance captain for the finals.  We advanced through the quarter finals and semifinals, and then lost …

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Arduino Programming

This Fall we’ll be using Arduino microcontrollers to teach programming and also to  cross-train with the electrical subteam.  Microcontrollers  are small computers that are well suited to  electrical hacking. We’ll be writing little Arduino programs in C++, which is similar to the Java programming language we’ll use to program the big robots. We’ll have a few loner computers available, but …

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The Parts: Atlas Precision Sheet Metal Solutions

The mechanical team had wide smiles when they finally got to set their eyes on the parts. The parts, manufactured by our sponsor Atlas Precision Sheet Metal, were beautiful pieces of artfully crafted metal. “I almost cried, they were so awesome!” said Marketing Captain Amy. The best part of these parts wasn’t the beauty however, …

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