Archive for August, 2016

Fall Open Houses

Posted by Lori Dale On August 23, 2016 Comments Off on Fall Open Houses

With Fall and the start of a new school year rapidly approaching, it will soon be time for Fall Open Houses at Apollo and Tech High Schools.  The Gearheads will be at both high schools.  Come see Candybot at Apollo, and "Sir Antsabot" at Tech.  You will be able to see the robot(s) in action,  [ Read More ]

A comparison of FIRST and VEX (or VRC)

Posted by Lori Dale On August 9, 2016 Comments Off on A comparison of FIRST and VEX (or VRC)

                                             A comparison of robot size.(shown on a field) FRC Robots on an FRC field (from 2014)       and          Vex Robots on a VEX field   We frequently get asked about  [ Read More ]

Wow, what a weekend!

Posted by Lori Dale On August 2, 2016 Comments Off on Wow, what a weekend!

The Gearheads had a couple of intense days!  We competed in the Gitchee Gumee Get Together in Duluth.  We started out with field connectivity problems, broken plexiglass, and had a few heart stopping moments. We improved steadily as the competiton progresssed.  A couple of highlights include a successful goal in autonomous, and our first successful scale.  This competition is designed to  [ Read More ]