A New Season and a Different Way of Doing Things

Posted by Lori Dale On January 10, 2021 Comments Off on A New Season and a Different Way of Doing Things

Yesterday (January 9th) was the Kick-Off of a new season for FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) students. Many things are different this year, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that the season began with a Kick-Off video. If you are curious, it can be found here The video is a bit long, so I set  [ Read More ]

It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas

Posted by Lori Dale On December 20, 2020 Comments Off on It’s Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Christmas

As we approach the holidays, the Granite City Gearheads would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. We hope that you have relaxing times with family, special memories, and health. For us, the last couple of weeks have felt “a lot like Christmas” because some of our sponsors have continued their support of our  [ Read More ]

Jumpstart Videos On YouTube

Posted by Lori Dale On November 24, 2020 Comments Off on Jumpstart Videos On YouTube

In the last 2 blogs, I mentioned that the Jumpstart videos would be posted on YouTube. That happened last week. I believe that most, if not all, of the sessions from the first 2 Saturdays of Jumpstart are on the channel. There is one more Saturday of Jumpstart on Dec. 5th. Those sessions will also  [ Read More ]

Jumpstart pt. 2

Posted by Lori Dale On November 15, 2020 Comments Off on Jumpstart pt. 2

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the second session of Jumpstart offered FIRST Robotics Competition teams the chance to get some early training in multiple areas. Gearheads build coach Corey Applegate led a session in Motion Magic. This class was about “using Cross The Road Electronic motor controllers, and learning how to use the Motion Magic motion  [ Read More ]

Getting A Virtual Jumpstart On the Season

Posted by Lori Dale On November 1, 2020 Comments Off on Getting A Virtual Jumpstart On the Season

On Saturday, teams throughout Minnesota, and reportedly a team from Canada, and a team from Australia, attended the first of 3 Virtual Jumpstart events this year. Jumpstart is a training event started by Becker Robotics team 4607. As the Central Minnesota Robotics Hub grew it took on the administration of the event. It includes sessions  [ Read More ]

Houston We Have a Problem…

Posted by Lori Dale On October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Houston We Have a Problem…

It has come to our attention that when someone searches for our website and clicks on what appears to be our link (it even has the correct address and thumbnails) they are redirected to a drug company in Canada. That is obviously not correct. We are trying to fix the problem. We will let you  [ Read More ]

What’s New In FIRST?

Posted by Lori Dale On September 27, 2020 Comments Off on What’s New In FIRST?

We are about to begin the third official week of school in District 742, and plans for our district and others around the state and country are constantly evolving. It seems like a good time to update everyone about what is going on in FIRST Robotics. Let’s start with the program that the Gearheads are  [ Read More ]

Summer Is Flying By

Posted by Lori Dale On July 26, 2020 Comments Off on Summer Is Flying By

It is nearly August and the Gearheads are not meeting yet, but we are anxiously waiting to see what will happen with the schools in District 742 and whether we will be able to meet as in previous years. We hope to be back in the Woods Lab at Apollo soon! We will announce when  [ Read More ]

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