2020 Infinite Recharge Teaser

Posted by Lori Dale On September 17, 2019 Comments Off on 2020 Infinite Recharge Teaser

As promised last week, here is the teaser for the Infinite Recharge game. The Star Wars tie-in to the teaser is pretty obvious, but how that will relate to the actual game remains to be seen. If you read our blog on Facebook feel free to comment with your guess as to what the game  [ Read More ]

FTC Game Reveal

Posted by Lori Dale On September 10, 2019 Comments Off on FTC Game Reveal

The Gearheads are a member of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). FIRST also has 3 other programs for students in grades K-12. FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is for students in grades 6-12. Their robots are about the size of Vex robots, but they can machine their own parts, and the programming is a little more  [ Read More ]

It’s Recruiting Season!

Posted by Lori Dale On August 28, 2019 Comments Off on It’s Recruiting Season!

This week representatives of the Granite City Gearheads were at the Apollo Student Orientation on Tuesday and will be at the Fall Open House at St. Cloud Christian on Thursday. We hope to be at the other district 742 High Schools soon. We talked to many people, unfortunately, I was busy talking and only got  [ Read More ]

FIRST at the State Fair

Posted by Lori Dale On August 21, 2019 Comments Off on FIRST at the State Fair

The Gearheads are still taking a break, but that does not mean that nothing is happening in FIRST in the rest of Minnesota. The Minnesota State Fair begins this week, and Thursday is “STEM Day at the Fair”. Several FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams will be at the Fair to demonstrate their robots and let  [ Read More ]


Posted by Lori Dale On August 14, 2019 Comments Off on FIRST LEGO League

The Benton County Fair is over and the fall recruiting season will not be for a few weeks yet, so this seemed like a good time to talk about one of the other programs in the FIRST progression of programs. FIRST LEGO League, or FLL as it’s commonly known. There was a great deal of  [ Read More ]

Benton County Fair, pt. 2

Posted by Lori Dale On August 7, 2019 Comments Off on Benton County Fair, pt. 2

As mentioned in last weeks blog, the Gearheads were a part of the Benton County Fair, July 30-Aug. 4th. 3 of the 4 FIRST Robotics programs were represented at the Fair. We had our robot, Jupiter there demo’ing and sometimes letting visitors drive. We also had two of our mentors who did double duty answering  [ Read More ]

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 ]