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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!

Gitchi Gummi Get Together Live Stream!

Click the image below for the live broadcast of the Gitchi Gummi Get Together!

July LEGO camp

The LEGO camp for the month of July has begun!  The kids will once again be working hard at designing and building robots that can complete our tracks.  Something that is newly established this year is the ability of the students to create their own tasks for the robots to accomplish after they’ve completed a run of the tracks.  There truly is no end to the creativity of a young child, and when you put LEGO in their hands, the possibilities are limitless. We also gave tours of our fabrication area, and showed off some of our robots, old and new.

REMEMBERING RUSS

Remembering Russ

Today we are mourning the loss of our good friend and mentor – Russ Myers who passed away on July 1st after a courageous battle with cancer.  Russ was a build mentor for the Daredevils from the early years of the team throughout our 2017 season.  His patience with the students and willingness to share his vast knowledge of machining and building will be sorely missed.  Russ believed in the Daredevils and always strived to see the team succeed.  This year Russ was the recipient of the Woody Flowers Award, which is given to a mentor who inspires students to communicate and work as a team.  Russ was an inspiration to every student and mentor as well as a great friend to everyone who has had the opportunity to work with him.

Additional information will be forthcoming.