Duluth East Daredevils & Växjö Vikings from Sweden at Northern Lights Regional 2018!

Duluth East Daredevils & Växjö Vikings from Sweden at Northern Lights Regional 2018!

The Duluth East Daredevils and Viking Robotics from Växjö, Sweden came together in the Northern Lights Regional in Duluth, MN! More »

Duluth East Daredevils Place 1st in the Minne Mini Regional!

Duluth East Daredevils Place 1st in the Minne Mini Regional!

The Duluth East Daredevils and their alliance partners work together to place first in the Minne Mini Regional! More »

Summer Lego Camp Registration is Now Open!

Summer Lego Camp Registration is Now Open!

Camps are June 24-28, 2019 and July 8-12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. More »


Minne Mini Finals!!

The Daredevils, Green Machine, and KnightKrawler have made it to the finals of the Minne Mini regional! We won two matches against the 4th seed alliance  which included the Topperbots from Marshall High School!


Heading to the Minne Mini Finals!

The Daredevils have been picked to be in the first seed alliance, alongside Green Machine (1816) and KnightKrawlers (2052)! We’re honored to have been picked by these teams and can’t wait to compete in the finals with them.


Duluth East Daredevils Minne Mini Match Schedule

The Daredevils will be competing in the following matches:

Qual 11 – 10:56 am

Qual 15 – 11:26 am

Qual 19 – 11:54 am

Qual 24 – 12:29 am

Qual 33 – 2:11 pm

Qual 38 – 2:46 pm

Times are estimated! Matches may be later or sooner than expected!


Minne Mini Competition

The Daredevils are all ready for the Minne Mini! After weeks of preparation and teaching new members the ins and outs about FIRST robotics, they’re all ready for their first event of the new season. The team is excited about the event, and they can’t wait until the day kicks off!

Qualification matches begin at 9:30.

Let’s get hooked on robotics!

CLICK HERE for the live stream for the event!


Getting Back Into the Swing!

The new freshman team members are here and the Daredevils are hard at work! Each individual department has began showing the new members on their department the ropes. Build is taking apart our 2011 robot, Archie. They are also fixing up last year’s robot, Alea, to get ready for the Minne Mini, a pre-season competition held in Prior Lake. Electronics and Media are working on their ICC presentations, a workshop at Itasca Community College to help other teams improve their skills. They’re also teaching their new department members about our goals and procedures. Strategy is hard at work creating preliminary match strategies for the Minne Mini. Team management is working on the logistics for the second regional, along with getting ready for the parent meeting held on Thursday. Programming is putting maximum effort into robot coding. CAD is teaching their new members how to use SOLIDWORKS, a design program that creates parts for our robots.

Overall, the Daredevils are extremely busy, but are also extremely excited about the new season! Let’s get hooked on robotics!

2019 Season New Team Members

The first meeting day for our new team members was November 1st! Welcome everyone! We look forward to a fun and productive season with everyone! Thank you to everyone who applied for this season, and we hope to have more excellent applicants within the coming year.

“I am seriously excited about being on this team with everyone! I’ve worked so hard to make it on, and now I’ve finally made it.” – Annalise Borman, Sophomore, 1st year on the team.

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! https://www.fox21online.com/2018/09/21/robots-take-over-peace-day-at-decc/

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! : https://www.wdio.com/news/lego-robotics-camp-boys-and-girls-club-daredevils-robotics/5024311/

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!