Archive for December, 2019

FIRSTmas Is Coming!

Posted by Lori Dale On December 29, 2019 Comments Off on FIRSTmas Is Coming!

This coming Saturday is the day that FRC teams throughout the world have been anticipating for the last 7 months or more, Kick-Off! At Kick-Off the weeks of speculation will be over and we find out the game challenge for the year. We are all very excited to see what tasks the robot will face  [ Read More ]

RoboWarriors First Competition

Posted by Lori Dale On December 22, 2019 Comments Off on RoboWarriors First Competition

The Gearheads are taking a break for Christmas. Our next meeting will be Jan. 2nd, where we will be planning for Kick-Off, on Jan 4th. In the interval, I thought that I would update our readers on our ‘Little brother’sister” team the RoboWarriors. They are the FIRST LEGO League team started by 2 Gearhead mentors;  [ Read More ]

Our Testbot Can Fly!

Posted by Lori Dale On December 15, 2019 Comments Off on Our Testbot Can Fly!

This week the Gearheads finished putting the Falcons on the testbot, then we did some test runs. On Monday, we ran speed tests in the hall, and on Thursday we ran the robot over a wooden equivalent of the 2017 Rock Wall. Here is a short video of both days. First the speed test, then  [ Read More ]

Minnesota Jumpstart 2019

Posted by Lori Dale On December 8, 2019 Comments Off on Minnesota Jumpstart 2019

On Friday and Saturday, approximately 750 students and mentors from 43 FRC teams met at St. Cloud State University for Jumpstart, hosted by the Central Minnesota Robotics Hub, of which the Gearheads are a member team. During Jumpstart, students can choose from training sessions in many aspects of building a better robot and improving their  [ Read More ]

We Are Dreaming Dreams and Making Plans

Posted by Lori Dale On December 1, 2019 Comments Off on We Are Dreaming Dreams and Making Plans

We hope that everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving with their family and friends. Today (Sunday) marks not just the beginning of the countdown to Christmas, but for FRC teams throughout the world, the countdown to Kick-Off. Kick-Off is when FRC teams find out the game challenge for the year. We know the game name- “Infinite  [ Read More ]

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