Waite Park Parade, and St. Cloud Parade

Posted by Lori Dale On June 19, 2018 Comments Off
Waite Park Parade (3)

There is an expression "don't rain on my parade,"  Well that is what it did for those of us who participated in the Waite Park Parade last Thursday. Rain and robots don't go well together, so this meant that we had to cover up Super Sir Antsabot for most of the parade, though we were able  [ Read More ]

We Love A Parade!

Posted by Lori Dale On June 12, 2018 Comments Off

This Monday the Gearheads met to prepare our float for parade season. It is not complete yet, but here is a picture of what we have so far. Our robot from this year, Super Sir Antsabot, will be reaching up to grab the climbing bar. On each side of the bar, will be a platform,  [ Read More ]

Looking Back, and Looking Forward

Posted by Lori Dale On June 5, 2018 Comments Off

It's that time of year again. The time when I (Lori) post my "Year End Wrap" of some of the highlights of the year.  Here is a link to the current wrap.  I may, or may not add a few pictures to it from parades, and from our summer, off-season, competition in Duluth, in July.  I  [ Read More ]

State Review and The End of The Year Party

Posted by Lori Dale On May 22, 2018 Comments Off

 Another competition season has come and gone, and it has been a great one for the Gearheads.  While everything did not turn out quite as we hoped, it has definitely been a year of growth and progress for the team.  This year for the first time in team history, we were an alliance captain at  [ Read More ]

On To State, and Other Plans!

Posted by Lori Dale On May 15, 2018 Comments Off

This Saturday, the Gearheads will compete in the Minnesota State Robotics Competition in Mariucci Arena on the U of M campus.  We are all anxious to have another chance to show what Super Sir Antsabot can do, and also what the team can do.  We have had a very good year and did well at the Medtronic  [ Read More ]

State and Summer Are Coming!

Posted by Lori Dale On May 8, 2018 Comments Off

This week the Gearheads are preparing for the upcoming Minnesota State Robotics competition on May 19.  We are looking forward to giving Super Sir Antsabot another chance to show off what he can do.  The competition will be in Mariucci Arena on the U of M campus.  We have never competed there, so this will  [ Read More ]

Home Again, and Demo’s

Posted by Lori Dale On May 3, 2018 Comments Off

The team returned home Sunday night, and we are all trying to catch up on homework, work, and our sleep.  That does not mean that we are idle though, we had our regular meeting on Monday, where we started cleaning Candybot up and getting it ready for parade season. On Tuesday we demo'ed the robot  [ Read More ]

Press Release: Gearheads Place High in FIRST Robotics World Championship

Posted by daviddalegearhead On April 28, 2018 Comments Off

The Granite City Gearheads wrapped up their competition at the FIRST Robotics World Championships today, ending with a ranking of 19th of 67 in their division. Although overall rankings are not provided, a count of teams with higher rankings in other divisions places the Gearheads at an estimated 118th overall of 405 teams who made World  [ Read More ]