Gitchi Gummi Prep

Posted by Nathan Block On July 18, 2017 Comments Off

We are currently preparing for the Gitchi Gummi Get Togeather competition in Duluth this weekend. We will compete for fun and all of our members will be able to be on drive team and compete. Last year we placed third, and we are hoping to place again this year. Wish us luck for the competition!  [ Read More ]

We are “Cool Youth” and FIRST Global

Posted by Lori Dale On July 11, 2017 Comments Off

The Granite City Gearheads are pleased to announce that we were awarded second place in the "Cool Youth" category at the St. Joseph Parade, July 4. Thank you St. Joe, we always have a good time at your parade! On another, unconnected, note we would like to make our readers aware of a new program that is  [ Read More ]

4th of July

Posted by Nathan Block On July 4, 2017 Comments Off

We participated in the 4th of July parade in St. Joe. We had a mentor break out his wacky bike that everyone seems to find funny. Along side the bike we also had the motorized cooler scooter from the Granite City Days parade and the fan favorite, Candybot. The kids and even the adults enjoyed seeing Candybot.  [ Read More ]

Cooler-Scooter and Candybot

Posted by Nathan Block On June 27, 2017 Comments Off

Last Saturday we participated in the Granite City Days Parade, our second parade so far this summer. One of our mentors rode a motorized cooler-scooter alongside us, and it was as big of a hit as Candybot!  The new, larger, battery on the robot has proven a major benefit since we no longer have to switch out in the  [ Read More ]

St. Cloud Parade

Posted by carrie block On June 20, 2017 Comments Off

This Saturday we will be in the St. Cloud Parade, which starts at 10:00. Since all members are in the parade, we can't take our own photos so we ask that if you have a phone or camera, you take pictures of us. If you do decide to take photos, please send them to us  [ Read More ]


Posted by Nathan Block On June 13, 2017 Comments Off
2017 Parade float

Saturday we participated in the Waite Park parade. We walked the Waite Park Library for their Reading By Design summer theme. Despite the heat, our robot made it out unscathed and the new battery helped! We also successfully tested the new auger system in our hopper to prevent candy jams. On a side note, we are modifying the conveyer belt. As  [ Read More ]

Snap Circuits

Posted by Lori Dale On June 6, 2017 Comments Off

This week we worked on assembling our float for parades this year, and getting Candybot ready to go.  We will be showing this years robot on the float, and a new and improved Candybot will be distributing candy.  We have a larger battery and should not need to change the battery in the middle of the  [ Read More ]


Posted by Nathan Block On May 31, 2017 Comments Off

Last week we held our end of the competition season party at the House Of Pizza in Sartell. We celebrated and awarded our members who lettered, and the one graduating senior, Nathan Block.   Letter winners, Jaeger Johnson, Nathan Block, Rose Kellner and Austin Applegate with Coaches Tom and Corey. and Mentors Scoobs, Nick and Zach  [ Read More ]