Home of the Granite City Gearheads
FIRST Robotics Team 3244
Us at the 10,000 Lakes Regional 2013
(Not pictured: Nick Asplund)
We are the Granite City Gearheads, FIRST Robotics Team 3244, from St. Cloud, Minnesota. Our team is composed of about 20 creative and diverse students, ranging from 9-12 grades from Apollo High School, Technical High School, and Cathedral High School. There are twelve different mentors and three coaches who work with us in different areas of our team.
Our rookie year was 2010, and during our regional we were surprised to find ourselves competing in the final match! Our alliance took 2nd place, and we were so proud. Last year our team competed like champs, but we struggled with the challenge presented. Although we learned a great deal and had lots of fun we decided simplicity is key. This year we're looking forward to working with our new mentors and returning members. Will be competing in this year’s FIRST Robotics Competition, Ultimate Ascent, at The 10,000 Lakes' Minnesota Regional at The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The game objectives were announced at Kickoff on January 5th.
The game is played with six robots, three on each side. The match is 2 minutes and 15 seconds long. This year, the competition is called Ultimate Ascent. It seems to be based on disc golf, and the robots face an additional challenge-they can climb a four-sided pyramid to win extra points. Our design can score ten points by hanging on the pyramid. We predict we can score 28 points combining the pyramid score with shots during autonomous, and that is not counting teleop! Our robot can shoot 3-point goals with accuracy.
We welcome others to come in and see what we're working on during our meets. We meet at Apollo High School, weekdays during build season (Monday-Saturday), starting at 3:15, barring cancellations for weather or other interferences. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at email@example.com
Our first match of the finals at the 10,000 Lakes Regonal Match 1