Lowell Elementary Hour of Code

On Thursday, December 7th, the Daredevils’ programming department went to Lowell Elementary in Duluth, MN to help with the “Hour of Code” program, which aims to get younger children interested in coding. The students learned how to program in Javascript in a simulator  program where they had to navigate the robot a series of obstacle to complete a challenge. Then the Daredevils showed everyone how their 2017 robot, Aelous, performed after programming it to play this year’s game STEAMWORKS.

ICC 2017 Wrap-up

The Daredevils went down to Itasca Community College the morning of December 2, 2017. While there, members of the team gave presentations while other members attended presentations, with the purpose of building their knowledge on subjects ranging from photography to robot electronics. Another team that presented the workshop was team 4009 DNA from Denfeld High School, along with presenters from Itasca Community College. The Daredevils had an excellent time attending and presenting, and thank ICC for for offering their venue!

Daredevils at ICC Workshops 2017

The Duluth East Daredevils will be attending the ICC Workshops at Itasca Community College, in Bemidji, MN, this Saturday, Dec. 2nd. At the workshops, the Daredevils will be presenting on topics from Fabrication to Logistics, as well as attending other teams workshop’s. A few of the other teams presenting include DNA 4009 from Denfeld High School in Duluth MN, and Iron Mosquitoes 5653 from Babbitt, MN.

Minne Mini Tournament in Prior Lake, MN

The Daredevils are competing at the Minne Mini Regional in Prior Lake, MN today, November 18, 2017! The Minne Mini is an off-season tournament, used to get teams ready for the new season in January, and to  get team freshman used to how competition works. Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:15 and competition commences at 9:30. Championship elimination rounds begin at 3:20,  Matches can be viewed live via webcast at: https://www.youtube.com/user/FRC2169.

New Team Members!

The first meeting day for our new team members was October 30th! Welcome everyone! We look forward to a fun and productive season with you all! Thank you to everyone who applied for this season, and we hope to have more great applicants next year.

The first day was super exciting! It was interesting to see how the team functions. I’m looking forward to the upcoming competitions and meeting new people!  – Siiri Truckey (Team Freshman)   

Daredevils will be attending the ISD 709 District Meeting on Nov. 9, 2017!

On Thursday, November 9th, the Duluth East Daredevils will be going to the ISD 709 Annual District Meeting. During the meeting, the Daredevils will be demonstrating our knowledge and practical application of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to the Board of Directors and the Superintendent for the Duluth Public School District.

Daredevils at Duluth East Homecoming 2017

On Oct. 13, the Duluth East Daredevils attended Duluth East High school’s Homecoming, where we work and build out of. We shot shirts into the crowd watching the football game during halftime, and we had representatives march in the parade before the game.

 

Daredevils Sponsor Swedish FRC Team!

The Duluth East Daredevils have helped establish the inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team in Duluth’s sister city: Växjö Sweden.  They will be the only FIRST robotics team in all of Scandinavia!  Currently team 6819 Vikings Robotics has 11 students and 3 mentors. Their first regional competition will be at the DECC on March 8-10 at the Northern Lights Regional. We are excited to have this team in our sister city visiting Duluth in March and helping them to navigate their first Build and Competition seasons!


Daredevil New Season & Team Applications

Hello Daredevils Fans, Alumni and Sponsors.  The Daredevils are excited to begin a new season of FIRST Robotics!  Currently we are recruiting for new team members.  To get to the application, click this link here to get to the online application and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the application link. We have a wide variety of important  team roles to be filled, ranging from metal work, computer programming to media, business management and more!  The deadline for applications is September 29th at 11:59 P.M. Look for the interview sign up sheet that will be posted on October 9th. Interviews will be October 10,11, and 12th.  To learn more about this year’s game “POWER UP” go to the FIRST website at https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/game-and-season.

 

 

Gitchi Gummi Get Together 2017 Wrap-Up

Thanks to all of the teams that attended the Gitchi Gummi Get Together this past weekend, where we ended up winning along with teams 3244, the Granite City Gearheads, from St. Cloud, MN, and 2846, the FireBears, from St. Paul, MN. We also added a new element to the competition that we are hoping to keep as a tradition, the mentor match, where each teams drive team was made up of each teams mentors. Congrats to all the other teams who made it to finals, and we hope to see everyone next year for the 5th annual Gitchi Gummi Get Together!