Archive for July, 2019

Benton County Fair

Posted by Lori Dale On July 31, 2019 Comments Off on Benton County Fair

This week the Gearheads and several other central Minnesota teams will be at the Benton County Fair. We are having a FIRST Showcase at the Fair. Tuesday was opening day at the Fair and the Showcase started out with the Gearheads demonstrating our robot. At mid-day, C.I.S., from Becker, brought in their robot to demonstrate.  [ Read More ]

We Love The Gitch!

Posted by Lori Dale On July 23, 2019 Comments Off on We Love The Gitch!

The Gearheads competed at the Gitchi Gummi Get Together, a.k.a. “The Gitch” last weekend. It is one of our favorites, from the laughs, to the relationships made, to competitions hard-fought, some won some lost and the chance to train in new drivers we regard it as one of our favorite competitions. Oh, and we came  [ Read More ]

Preparing for Gitchi Gummi

Posted by Lori Dale On July 16, 2019 Comments Off on Preparing for Gitchi Gummi

This week the Gearheads met to give the new drivers a chance to practice driving our robot. They will get a chance to test out their skills this weekend at one of the off-season competitions that we attend- the Gitchi Gummi Get Together, in Duluth. At Gitchi they require the teams to have 3 different  [ Read More ]

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Posted by Lori Dale On July 9, 2019 Comments Off on Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

The Gearheads participated in the St. Joseph 4th of July parade. We were off to a good start and the crowds seemed as entertained as usual by Candybot, and enjoyed seeing the new robot flagbot. In addition to the robots, we had Ethan as flagtwirler. This was his second parade and we think that he  [ Read More ]

Granite City Days Parade

Posted by Lori Dale On July 2, 2019 Comments Off on Granite City Days Parade

On Saturday, June 29, we participated in the Granite City Days parade. On our float, we had our robot “Jupiter” along with the robot from Albany, and the frame of last year’s robot “Super Sir Antsabot”. On the road, we had Candybot, our candy distributing robot, driven by Natalie, and the new robot “flagbot” driven  [ Read More ]