Archive for April, 2016

A Gathering of Gearheads

Posted by Nathan Block On April 26, 2016 Comments Off on A Gathering of Gearheads

We would like to invite all alumni of the Granite City Gearheads to come march with us in the parades (Granite City Days parade, June 25, and St. Joe parade, July 4th), come see your friends that you haven't seen in a while, and support the team by helping us spread the word about the Gearheads. This  [ Read More ]

Don’t say its over!

Posted by Lori Dale On April 20, 2016 Comments Off on Don’t say its over!

Things are winding down as the end of the school year approaches, but the Gearheads are still meeting. We are currently meeting on Mondays and Tuesdays (check the calendar) at 5:30 in the metals lab at Apollo. Current projects are: a little cleaning and reorganizing of our areas some work on "Candybot", our parade robot possible  [ Read More ]

Competition and More!

Posted by Nathan Block On April 12, 2016 Comments Off on Competition and More!

Our regional is over and we did well! We placed 15th (the best we have ever placed) out of 63 teams including one from the Czech Republic! During elimination, we were picked by the 7th seeded alliance who went up against the 2nd seeded alliance and we were eliminated by a difference of eight points in  [ Read More ]

Dean and Rockets!

Posted by Nathan Block On April 8, 2016 Comments Off on Dean and Rockets!

Today was our first competition qualifying matches and everyone at the 10,000 lakes regionals had a big surprise. Dean Kamen, the FIRST founder, came to our regional! We all were surprised when he was announced and when he gave his speech we were ecstatic! A little while later SpaceX sent a rocket into space and it  [ Read More ]

Match Times for Friday and Saturday

Posted by daviddalegearhead On April 7, 2016 Comments Off on Match Times for Friday and Saturday

We've received the match times for Friday and Saturday! These will give you an idea of when to come down if you want to watch or when to tune in to the live stream. Unfourtunately, almost all of our matches are on Friday – we have only one match on Saturday – but there's still  [ Read More ]

It’s Time!

Posted by Nathan Block On April 5, 2016 Comments Off on It’s Time!

The Granite City Gearheads are very excited that our competition is this week and we would like to give everyone the opportunity to watch this year's competition if they can't attend by going to this link to watch on the Blue Alliance. Here are the steps to get the video feed that will be live Friday  [ Read More ]