Lester Park Science Night

The Duluth East Daredevils will be volunteering the Lester Park Science Night at Lester Park Elementary School on April 12th. We will be helping kids with various science experiments and growing their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This event will be from 5:00-8:00 pm in the gym.

North Star Regional Day 3!

Today was the final day of the North Star regional. The day started off strong with a win in the our first match, and that streak continued, as we won most of the qualifying matches today. We were then picked for a spot on the 4th seed alliance, whom with which we progressed through all our quarter-final matches and through our first semi-final, until we loss in the second semi-final. We’re thrilled to have gone this far in the competition, and we thank our alliance partners: Team 3750, Gator Robotics from Badger, MN, and Team 3871, Trojan Robotics from Worthington, MN!

North Star Regional Day 2!

With the second day of the North Star regional reaching it’s end, the Daredevils have been steadily increasing their scores. We did well in all of our matches, only losing a few early on. As we progressed through the day, our robot improved after each match. The Daredevils ended the day winning our last match and ranking 21 out of 50, and are excited to compete more tomorrow!

Saturday Match Schedule:

Qual 68: 9:21am

Qual 76: 10:17am

Qual 88: 11:41am

A playoff schedule will be posted around lunch tomorrow.

Northstar Regional Day 1

The day started early, with the Daredevils loading the bus at 4:00am, and getting to the arena at 7:30am. We set up our pit, and got ready for competition and practice matches. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it to our first practice match, as we were still working on our robot.  However, we made it to all of our other matches perfectly fine. We’re ecstatic to start competing in the competition tomorrow.

Match Schedule for Friday Matches:

Duluth East Daredevils will be attending the Northstar Regional!

On March 29-31st, the Daredevils will be attending the Northstar Regional in Minneapolis, MN, at Mariucci Arena. There will be 56 total teams attending this regional, traveling from Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and even all the way from Alabama! We’ll be heading down at 4:30am Thursday morning, and are thrilled to compete again with our robot Alea, and can’t wait to compete in the regional!

Livestream: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires5

Follow us on Facebook for match updates and final results!

Gitchi Gummi Get-Together Registration Is Open!

Registration for the 2018 Gitchi Gummi Get-Together is now open! There are only 30 spots open, so sign up fast! The link is on our Gitch page, as well as here.

Motorhead Madness 2018

The Daredevils will be participating in this year’s Motorhead Madness, an exhibition for car enthusiasts on March 24th and 25th at the DECC, Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. We’ll have a space where we show off our robot, and also multiple LEGO robots that kids can play with. We’ll sell our fan shirts and give out information and LEGO camp shirts to interested parents and kids, sharing FIRST with everyone, and encouraging people to get hyped for robotics! We’ll also be there just to check out some cars and have a good time.

Double DECC’er 2018 Wrap-up

As the Double DECC’er and Northern Lights Regional wraps up, the Daredevils have some exciting news! Even though we only made it to quarterfinals, we won Chairman’s! This gives us a seat in the World Championship in Detroit, MI, from April 25-29. The Daredevils are very excited to compete in Chairman’s and the competition at worlds, and hope to win Chairman’s in Detroit! As for the Northern Lights Regional, the Daredevils had a great time, and we were thrilled to have made it to quarterfinals with our alliance members, Iron Mosquitoes (5653) from Babbitt MN, and Rebel Alliance (4624) from Owatonna, MN!

Daredevils Match Schedule 3/10/18 Northern Lights

Qualification Match 72: 10:08am

Qualification Match 78: 10:50

(This schedule is subject to change)

Double DECC’er Day 2

Today was the second day of the Double DECC’er regional, with the Daredevils starting their day competing on the blue alliance. As the day went on, the Daredevils had problems all around their bot, with the lift jamming and the intake not always functioning. Fortunately, as matches continued, the intake, lift, and autonomous continued to improve. By match 40, everything was running at its ideal level. All the Daredevil fans in the arena were beyond excited when the final score was released: 380-131. The Daredevils wrapped up the day by playing two more qualification matches, and eventually ending up at rank 50. The team is excited to play again tomorrow, and we hope to see you there! (A match schedule will be posted tomorrow morning)