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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.

Rhubarb Festival 2017

On Saturday, June 24, the Daredevils went to the annual Rhubarb Festival. There, we showed off two of our robots, Acervus (2015) and Albion (2016). With a donation of $2, anyone was able to drive Acervus. All proceeds went to CHUM. Throughout the day, we had lots of visitors curious and awed at what these robots could do. Albion played catch with the kids, and Ace stacked as if still in competition.

Lego Robotics Camp Day One

Yesterday we had our first day of our Lego robotics camp. Everyone worked on building and programming their robot. All the campers worked on trying to have their robot follow a line. Only one team got it to work, but everyone is working hard


State Championship 2017 Wrap-Up

Photo By: Lucas Finch

We had a great time at the Minnesota State Championship competing with our fellow Minnesotan teams, and finally placing 1st at the end of the day! It was a great way to finally wrap-up this years competition season, and we are very much looking forward to next years season! Many thanks and congratulations to the other teams in our alliance for helping us win the championship, and we hope you celebrate as much as we did.

Congrats to the other winning teams in our alliance!: 3130 (The ERRORs, St Paul, MN) and 2883 (F.R.E.D, Warroad, MN)

Congrats to the second place alliance teams!: 1816 (The Green Machine, Edina, MN), 5172 (Gators, Greenbush, MN) and 2169 (King TeC, Savage, MN)

State Championship, and Fundraiser Wrap-Up!

The MSHSL State Championship will take place this Saturday at the Mariucci Arena at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus! We’re excited to be going!

Thanks to all who came for the Revel With The Daredevils Fundraiser! It was a great success, and we’re fortunate to have such a supportive community. Special thanks to Lily Bruno, we’re proud to have such a dedicated young fan!

Revel With The Daredevils – Tonight!

Our annual fundraiser is finally here! It is being hosted in the Duluth East High School Atrium. This year we will be serving tacos, in addition to having a bake sale, a silent auction, robot demonstrations by team members, and a LEGO robotics table for attendees to try building their own robot! The cost is $10 for individuals, and $25 for families. We hope to see you there!

Gitchi Gummi Get Together Team Limit Increase!

We are excited to announce that we will be upping the number of teams we are able to host at the Gitchi Gummi Get Together this year! Originally, we were going to have a limit of only 18 teams, but we are now able to increase this number to 24! We’re happy to be able to include more teams in the event, and hope to see you there!

Daredevils Fundraiser Friday!

This Friday at 5:00, we will be hosting a dinner fundraiser at Duluth East High School! The event will include a taco dinner, a silent auction, a bake sale, robot demonstrations, and LEGO robotics for those attending! The event will go until 8:00, tickets are $25 for families, and $10 for individual attendees. We hope to see you there!


Welcome Back, Aeolus

It’s good to be home.

2017 World Championship St. Louis Wrap-Up

Apologies for a late wrap-up!

In the finals of the World Championship that pit the top alliance of every division against each other, it came down to the Daly and Darwin divisions. These two alliances, formed respectively from Teams 254 The Cheesy Poofs, 2767 Stryke Force, and 1676 The Pascack PI-oneers, and Teams 3719 STEM Whalers, 1986 Team Titanium, and 3310 Black Hawk Robotics played each other in the finals. After two intense matches, the Daly alliance was victorious!

Congrats to the winning Teams 254, 2767, and 1676!

Congrats as well to the finalist Teams 3719, 1986, and 3310!


We were fortunate to be able to attend the last Championship in St. Louis, and we’re grateful to the community for cheering us on, and helping us get there! Thank you so much! Now to prepare for the State Championship.