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 ]

FIRST Lego League

Posted by Lori Dale On June 25, 2019 Comments Off on FIRST Lego League

This week the Gearheads are between parades, and Coach Corey is out of town helping the teams in Northern Minnesota, so we thought that this would be a good time to talk about FIRST Lego League or FLL as it is often called. FLL is another program run by FIRST Robotics. It is for students  [ Read More ]

Waite Park Parade

Posted by Lori Dale On June 18, 2019 Comments Off on Waite Park Parade

On Thursday (June 13) we participated in our first parade of the 2019 parade season. This one was in Waite Park. We have joined with the public library to participate in this parade for the last few years. It is a good time to show off our robots and see how our set up on  [ Read More ]

End Of The Year Party

Posted by Lori Dale On June 11, 2019 Comments Off on End Of The Year Party

Last Friday the Gearheads celebrated our end of the year party at Southway Bowl. While things never really “end” in FIRST Robotics, this is the time to say goodby to our senior(s), and celebrate another season. We presented plaques to the students and mentors, and Natalie presented a picture collage and book to Coach Corey.  [ Read More ]

The first week of Summer Break

Posted by Lori Dale On June 5, 2019 Comments Off on The first week of Summer Break

We hope that everyone is enjoying the first week of summer break, at least for St. Cloud School District. This week we finished preparing the float for our first parade. We also have both the new robot “flagbot” and our candy distributing robot “Candybot” up and running. We will be in the Waite Park parade  [ Read More ]

Summer is Coming!

Posted by Lori Dale On May 29, 2019 Comments Off on Summer is Coming!

With only a few days left of school, everyone is ready for summer fun and sunny days. That doesn’t mean that the Gearheads or robotics in Central Minnesota is done for the year. We are working on several summer plans. We will be in 3 parades this summer-Waite Park/SpassTag/Grand Day, St. Cloud/Granite City Days, and  [ Read More ]