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Daredevils Participate in the Duluth Sister City Day of Peace Celebration!

Last Friday September 21, 2018, the Daredevils attended the International Day of Peace Celebration in Duluth, MN. The celebration was hosted by the Duluth Sister Cities International Initiative, which encourages an understanding between nations by way of connecting communities together. Speakers talked about the Sister City Initiative, including former Duluth mayor, Gary Doty.

While there, the Daredevils demonstrated their past robots and taught people how to drive them.  We also explained to the community how we helped the FIRST Robotics team in Växjö, Sweden, the Vikings, start the first FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) team in Sweden.

In 2017, members of the Daredevils met with students and mentors in Växjö, Sweden who were interested in starting up a FIRST robotics team. They sent the new team a starting kit with chassis components to begin building their robot. They had their robot completed by October of 2017. In March of 2018, the Vikings flew in to compete in the Northern Lights Regional in Duluth, MN. There, they won 3 of their matches and won the Rookie Inspiration Award! They flew back home after the regional had ended, but they have high hopes of coming back next year for the competition season. We can’t wait to see our beloved Vikings from Växjö, Sweden again!

Watch the report on the Sister City Celebration here!

Applications are now live!

Applications for the 2018-2019 Daredevils Robotics team are now live! Click here to apply!

The Duluth East Daredevils are a team of students that take on the task of building a robot for the annual FIRST Robotics Competition. The team is comprised of seven different departments that build, photograph, write and manage the team.  Each member of the team is a part of a specific department, and they all work together to get to prepare the team for competition. Fabrication is in charge of designing, building, and programming the bot. Logistics is in charge of every other aspect, including strategy, branding, and the team budget.

Application deadline is September 21st! It’s time to get hooked on robotics!

WDIO Boys and Girls Club Article!

We would like to thank WDIO for coming to our Boys and Girls Club LEGO Robotics camp and reporting on it!

Read the article here! :

Image provided by WDIO

Boys and Girls Club Lego Robotics Camp

This week, from Monday, August 6 – Thursday, August 9 the Daredevils will be hosting a Lego robotics camp with the Boys and Girls Club. The kids will be experimenting with robotic Lego kits to build robots to complete tasks. They will learn how to strategize different techniques for problem solving, learn how to make looping programs using the Lego EV3 Programming software, as well as building techniques to fabricate a robot with structural integrity. We are excited to see what the kids will build!

Gitchi Gummi Get Together 2018 Wrap-up

Saturday marked the end of the 5th annual Gitchi Gummi Get Together! The Daredevils would like to sincerely thank all of the FIRST volunteers, as well as all of the parents of the team and everyone else who helped us put on this event. Congrats to the winning alliance, The Green Machine (1816), C.I.S (4607), and the FireBears (2846). We had a great time hosting the Gitch, and hope to see everyone back next year!


Gitchi Gummi Get-Together – July 20-21

Tomorrow, July 20, will be the first day of our annual summer competition. 16 teams from around the region (even from Milwaukee) will be partaking in a two day competition of the 2018 season game , Power Up. Qualifying rounds will start at 11:30 on Friday, and at 8:30 on Saturday. For a more complete agenda, go here:

This event is free and open to the public, and we hope to see you there!


Daredevils at Huskies Baseball Game!

The Daredevils will be at the Duluth Huskies baseball game at Wade Stadium tomorrow, July 10th. We will be showing of our 2018 robot, Alea. After the game, we will be shooting off foam baseballs from homebase for kids to catch!

Gitchi Gummi Get-Together Rule Changes

Here are the rule changes for competition at the Gitchi Gummi Get-Together on July 20 -21.


G09: Launching of cubes will not be penalized as long as the intent is clearly to place CUBES on either SCALE PLATES or SWITCH PLATES, or in the ALLIANCE EXCHANGE ZONE.


If a team moves more than one CUBE at a time, as long as it is clear there was no strategic intent behind the action, they will not receive a penalty from G22. (This applies to unintentionally moving cubes during AUTONOMOUS.)

RO5: 5 pounds will be added to the ROBOT weight limit

To give more drive time we are adding 30 seconds to the teleop period during each round.

June Lego Camp Wrap-up

Today marks the end of our first summer Lego Robotics Camp. We had the campers work on completing three different boards, with different challenges on each board.  The main aspect of the challenges was line following, in which the robot differentiates between white and black to follow a line made of black electrical tape. The boards also had a ramp, and various other obstacles to get past. The campers began building on Monday, had all week to finish all of the boards, and then showed off their robots to their parents on Friday. We are excited for our next camp from July 9-13th, and hope to see what the kids accomplish there.

Rhubarb Festival 2018

The Daredevils will be attending Rhubarb Festival 2018, on Saturday, June 23 from 8:30am to 5:00pm. We will have robots to drive for a donation of $2, with all proceeds going to CHUM. This event is open to the public, and we hope to see you there!