Recent News

Our Tenth Anniversary - Already Almost Over

By Owen S., May 10, 2015

After an incredibly successful World Championships, where our Team was selected for the playoffs on the Curie Field, The Green Machine returned from St. Louis to prepare for one last competition. In Duluth earlier this year, our robot made it into the Quarterfinals and we won the Lake Superior Regional Engineering Inspiration Award, which earned us enough points to qualify our Team for for the 4th annual Minnesota State High School League Championship! On May 16, Team 1816 will return to Williams Arena to compete with 29 other Minnesota FIRST teams at the one-day event. This day is guaranteed to be packed with fast-paced robot action and exciting to watch.


It All Happened So Fast at Championship

By Amy M., May 4, 2015
1816 Pit Crew

1816 Pit Crew

1816 Pit Crew

1816 Pit Crew
Click to Close.

Having returned from FIRST Championships at the end of April, members of 1816 are scrambling to catch up on sleep, school, and everything else that was suspended for robotics. This year, with 30 new members, we brought our largest contingent of team members-ever to St Louis. In the pool of over 600 FRC teams, we were in competition for the Entrepreneurship Award, the Engineering Inspiration award, and the most prestigious award of FIRST, the Chairman's award. On Curie field, we were the first pick in the fifth seeded alliance and finished seventh overall in the quarterfinals.


1816 to Compete at World Championships in St. Louis

By Alyson Purdy, April 21, 2015
Team in Stands with Edina Superintendent Ric Dressen (photo courtesy of Edina Mayor James Hovland)

Team in Stands with Edina Superintendent Ric Dressen (photo courtesy of Edina Mayor James Hovland)

Team in Stands with Edina Superintendent Ric Dressen (photo courtesy of Edina Mayor James Hovland)

Team in Stands with Edina Superintendent Ric Dressen (photo courtesy of Edina Mayor James Hovland)
Click to Close.