Gitchi Gummi Get Together

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The Gitchi Gummi Get Together is our summer robotics competition that takes place in Duluth. This event was put together with the goal of becoming a sort of “summer retreat” for participating teams. In the next few years, our team hopes to expand the event to include even more activities, workshops, and team building opportunities. As always, it’s free and open to the public.
Venue: Duluth East High School, Duluth, MN 55804
Date: July 19-20, 2019 Duluth, MN
Registration Fee: $250
Meals: Dinner $10 and Lunch $6

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:

Event limited to 30 teams – Sign up fast!  


UMD Housing Cost: $42 for double occupancy; $38.40 for single occupancy *2018 prices potentially will stay the same *

UMD Housing Information for the 2019 Gitchi Gummi Competition

    1. University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Dorms will be available for housing
    2. UMD with will need firm numbers by June 15th (hard date); after this date teams will need to find other lodging outside of UMD
  1. Info needed for UMD housing will include the following: (a separate spreadsheet will be sent to each team that requests UMD housing)
    1. Age
    2. Gender
    3. Minimum of 2 mentors per team (after 12 members we need a 1/12 ratio)
    4. Accessibility issues
    5. Pairings
    6. Chaperone/volunteer – single or double
  2. Check-in time will be 7:00-9:00pm on July 19
  3. Check-out time will be 6:00-8:00am on July 20
  4. UMD will supply a map with directions to housing, identity of entrance doors, and parking
  5. Bed linens, towel and washcloth supplied


Event Schedule:

Friday, July 19th:

11:30 Check in, Load in and Pit Set Up – Teams should eat before arriving at East

12:00 – 1:05 Workshops and round tables.

Roundtables: 12-1pm (open hour)

Strategy/ Scouting: facilitated by team 2512 and 2491 RM: 2005

Mentor Round Table: RM: 2007

Seminars: Session 1: 12-12:30pm

Vision Programming: Presented by team 2169 RM: 2060

Basic Photoshop: Presented by team 2512 RM: 2074

Basic Electronic Systems: Presented by team 2512 RM: 2004

Seminars: Session 2: 12:35-1:05pm

Drive Trains: Presented by team 2169 RM: 2013

Programming in C++: Presented by team 2512 RM: 2009

Safety: Presented by team 1816 RM: 2002

Workshops: 12-1pm

Presenting Skills: Presented by team 2177 RM: 2006

Stress relieving techniques for presenting and how to prepare what to present,
and interactive exercises for presenting in the pit to both visitors and judges.

Chairman’s: facilitated by team 2169 RM: 2064

Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) / CAD Presented by team 2512 RM: 1049

1:30 – 5:30 Competition Qualifying rounds.

5:30 – 6:30 Grill at East High School- $10.00 – Potluck provided by Team 2512

7:00 – 8:00 UMD Check in – map will be provide at check-in

Saturday, July 20th

6:00-7:30 UMD Check out

8:00 Pits Open – Teams should eat breakfast before coming to East High School

8:30 – 12:00 Qualifying Rounds

12:30 – 1:00 Alliance Selections

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch – Domino’s Pizza – leftovers from potluck

1:30 – 3:30 Championship Rounds

3:30 – 3:45 Mentor Match – Teams interested in competing in the Mentor Match are asked to stop by Pit Admin and enter their team.  If necessary, we will have a drawing to come up with the lucky 6 teams who will form alliances and square off against each other.

3:45 – 4:15  Awards Ceremony  





Please send us any questions or comments at

Please note, we will try to reply as soon as possible, and the registration fee must be sent within 15 days of receiving confirmation of your registration. Only Cash and Checks can be accepted. Checks can be made out to the “Duluth East Daredevils”.


17 Responses to Gitchi Gummi Get Together

  1. Dawn Lock says:

    Have all 30 slots for the Gitchi Gummi event been filled? I would like to convince my team (2529 Humboldt/OWL) to participate in this event if there is still space available.

  2. Alex Jurek says:

    Could you please let me know if 4607 signed up already? I feel that I had – I just have no documentation on it.

  3. Iaong Lor says:

    When is the deadline to sign up for Gitchi Gummi?

  4. Lori Dale says:

    Are you going to want/need volunteers again this year? I did field reset last year and had a great time. I might do it again if my team (3244) doesn’t need me for anything at the event.

  5. Jon Stratis says:

    FYI, there’s a typo in the team list. The Robettes are 2177, not 2117.

  6. Ted says:

    Can you comment what the dinner and lunch are? I believe last year it was your team’s pot luck? Are vegetarian and gluten free options available?

  7. Roger Niday says:

    CIS Is team number 4607 not 4907.

  8. Ted Jeo says:

    In regards to the dinner and lunch, could you tell us what is being served and if there are vegetarian and gluten free offers?

  9. Robert Jenko says:

    Have rules for this year been published yet?

  10. Team FUN 6630 says:

    Are registrations closed?

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