Archive for April, 2018

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 ]