Week 2 We Can Take It In

Posted by Lori Dale On January 19, 2020 Comments Off on Week 2 We Can Take It In

This is the second week of build season. The weather outside has been pretty “frightful” but inside at our build meetings it has been very “delightful” and we have not let the snow slow us down. Last week we concentrated on our shooter. This week we began to work on our intake and dismantling the  [ Read More ]

Week 1 Prototyping Our Bot

Posted by Lori Dale On January 12, 2020 Comments Off on Week 1 Prototyping Our Bot

The Gearheads just completed week 1 of this year’s build season. We have nicknamed this year’s build season “Project Scorpion” because the intake looks like a scorpion. We currently have a working chassis, 2 working shooter prototypes, and are beginning to build the game elements. Here are a few pictures from this week. As is  [ Read More ]

Infinite Recharge Game Reveal!

Posted by Lori Dale On January 5, 2020 Comments Off on Infinite Recharge Game Reveal!

Yesterday, the Gearheads, along with teams throughout the world, watched the reveal video for the Infinite Recharge game challenge and began brainstorming about how they would like to build their robots to solve the challenges. If you would like to watch the video, it can be found here: The first task is to unpack the  [ Read More ]

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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