Archive for April, 2018

Press Release: Gearheads Place High in FIRST Robotics World Championship

Posted by daviddalegearhead On April 28, 2018 Comments Off

The Granite City Gearheads wrapped up their competition at the FIRST Robotics World Championships today, ending with a ranking of 19th of 67 in their division. Although overall rankings are not provided, a count of teams with higher rankings in other divisions places the Gearheads at an estimated 118th overall of 405 teams who made World  [ Read More ]

Tune in to watch us!

Posted by daviddalegearhead On April 26, 2018 Comments Off

You can watch us on here. (Link in blog if you are reading on Facebook, select the Curie Division if prompted.) Times: Q11 Blue 9:40 Q22 Red 10:57 Q31 Blue 1:00 pm Q39 Red 1:56 Q47 Blue 2:52 We will post tomorrow ‘s times later today. Share

On The Road Again!

Posted by Lori Dale On April 24, 2018 Comments Off

On the road again, We can’t wait to get back on the road again Our lifes love is building robots with our friends, We can’t wait to get back on the road again! By the time that you read this, we will probably be somewhere in Michigan, heading to Detroit for the FIRST Robotics Championships  [ Read More ]

One Week and Counting (down)!

Posted by Lori Dale On April 17, 2018 Comments Off

The Gearheads are counting down the days until our trip to The FIRST Robotics Championships, in Detroit, MI. We leave next Tuesday (April 24) in the morning. Super Sir Ants-a-bot, is waiting for us at a warehouse in the Detroit area, hopefully resting up for the hard work coming up. The team is busy making  [ Read More ]

SUPER Sir Ants-A-Bot Goes to Detroit!

Posted by Lori Dale On April 10, 2018 Comments Off

The spawn of our 2016's robot Sir-Ants-A-Bot, SUPER Sir-Ants-A-Bot, is off on his solo adventure to meet up with others like himself from far away lands at the new competition fields in Detroit. His team will meet up with him Apr 25 to collaborate and compete on the arcade where it will be guaranteed non stop action. Join  [ Read More ]

The In Between Time

Posted by Lori Dale On April 3, 2018 Comments Off

We are back from the Medtronic Foundation Regional, and still very happy about our second place finish, the Innovation and control Award, sponsored by Rockwell, and our having qualified for both Championships, later this month, and State, in May. The plaques that we received to go with our trophy's Our Finalist Trophy Innovation in Control  [ Read More ]

2nd Place Alliance2b

The Granite City Gearheads, the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Team (#3244) for I.S.D. 742 competed in the Medtronic Foundation Regional competition this weekend. Sixty teams attended, mostly from Minnesota, but some came from as far as Florida and the Czech Republic. This year's challenge was entitled FIRST POWER-UP,  [ Read More ]