Category Archives: 2018 Competition Season

Double DECC’er Regional 2018

This Thursday through Saturday (March 8-10), the Duluth East Daredevils will be competing in the Northern Lights division of the Double DECC’er Regional, held in the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). The Lake Superior division will also be competing, on the opposite side of the arena. With 123 teams competing, this is the largest FIRST event under one roof outside of World Championships. This event is free and open to the public. Practice matches will be played on Thursday from 12:00pm – 6:30pm, and Qualification Matches will begin Friday at 9:00am, and wrap up for the day at 5:45pm. Qualifications will be continued on Saturday from 9:00am – 12:15pm, which will immediately be followed by alliance selections. Playoffs will then be held from 1:30pm – 4:30pm, and awards will be given out from 5:45pm – 6:15pm. We hope to see you at the event.  For the live stream to the event click here.  

Northern Lights 2017

Alea before Bag and Tag

ICC 2018 Wrap-up

The Daredevils were off today at 6:45 AM to make their way up to Itasca Community College for their annual scrimmage put together by students at the college. As the bus arrived with a bunch of drowsy teenagers, they unloaded busses and trailers filled with tools and robots to begin the day. As the morning progressed, the Daredevils had their hands full with trying to get the robot moving and on the field.

At about 1PM, the 2018 robot, Alea, could finally make it out on the field to try their hand in this season’s game. Although it was a rough start, they finally got the hang of it and managed to stack a few cubes on the switch and scale. Much like Archie, our 2011 robot, our elevator mechanism performed beautifully.

During awards, the Daredevils received the Program and Design Award, recognizing our use of multiple sensors.

Overall, we believe it was a successful day, and we can’t wait to try our hand at the Double DECC’er in March!

Daredevils Host FIRST Robotics Power Up Kickoff 2018

On January 6th, 2018, the eighth annual Kickoff for the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game “Power Up” will be held at Marshall  Performing Arts Center (MPAC) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), and hosted by the Daredevils.  Twenty-one teams across Minnesota and Wisconsin will be attending the event alongside the Daredevils. The MPAC space and facilities have been donated by UMD for the event. The live stream of the main event will start at 9:30 AM and end around 10:00 AM. The broadcast is at: https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc/kickoff-broadcast

Featured speakers include:

Marc Seigar, Associate Dean from the College of Science and Engineering

Michelle Roemer, Cirrus Aircraft’s Executive Director of IT

Anna Karas, Daredevil Alumni

The Daredevils are very excited to see what challenges the new game will bring!