FIRST Global Update

Posted by Lori Dale On August 16, 2018 Comments Off

Unfortunately, the link that we posted in the blog Tuesday night was to a promo.  Not the actual live event here is the real event, on YouTube Share

Are You Ready For More Robotics?

Posted by Lori Dale On August 14, 2018 Comments Off
FIRST Global logo

  If you would like to see something a little new and different, there will be a unique Robotics competition this week. It is called FIRST Global.  It was created by FIRST Robotics, the parent organization of The Gearheads. This competition was designed to be the "International Robotics Olympics".  There will be over 180 Nations competing  [ Read More ]

Albany Parade

Posted by Lori Dale On August 7, 2018 Comments Off

Last weekend, we had the privilege of joining the Albany Huskies Robotics team in participating in the Albany parade.  We had a great time!  This was our first chance to show Candybot off to the Albany spectators, and it was a big hit!  Natalie (a student team member for both the Albany team and the Gearheads) built  [ Read More ]

Gearheads On Pioneer Public TV, and Pizza Ranch Fundraiser

Posted by Lori Dale On July 31, 2018 Comments Off
Compass 2

I believe that last fall we hinted in one of our blogs about big news, but then we did not ever reveal our news.  Now we can share what that was about. Last fall one of our sponsors (Alexandria Industries) was contacted by a PBS station in Western Minnesota, wanting to make an episode of their news  [ Read More ]

Gitchi Gummi Get Together

Posted by Lori Dale On July 24, 2018 Comments Off

On July 20-21st the Gearheads competed at the Gitchi Gummi Get Together, in Duluth.  This competition is designed to give team members a chance to try new roles on the team.  This competition requires each team to have 3 different drive teams.  The Gearhead used this competition to train in 2 new drivers, Natalie and  [ Read More ]

Gitchi Gummi Get Together prep

Posted by Lori Dale On July 17, 2018 Comments Off

The Gearheaeds met on Monday, July 16, to prepare for the compeitition this Friday and Saturday, July 20-21.  This is an off season competition, and does not qualify winners for future competitions.  It is designed to be a training and relationship building competition, both within and between teams.  This will be the Gearheads 3rd year  [ Read More ]

Joe Town Rocks (parade)!

Posted by Lori Dale On July 10, 2018 Comments Off
St. Joe Parade 2018 (4)

On the 4th of July, the Gearheads participated in their final parade for the year. We had really good luck with the weather. It rained before the parade, while we were getting things ready at Apollo, and after, as we were doing the teardown, but not during the parade! Here are some pictures of the  [ Read More ]

Joetown Rocks Parade and Real Sports

Posted by Lori Dale On July 3, 2018 Comments Off
Dean Kamen on Real Sports

The Gearheads will be in the Joetown Rocks Parade on the 4th of July. This will be our final parade for the year.  We ill have Super Sir Antsabot up on the float, simulating a climb to "meet the boss", and Candybot will be distributing candy to the waiting crowds.  Come and cheer us on!    [ Read More ]