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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)
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Center Court at Williams Arena

By Amy M., March 31, 2015

Spring fever set in early to The Green Machine, as we’ve been working hard this month to get ready for the 10,000 Lakes Regional. Team 1816 is excited to return to Williams Arena, where we helped launch the FIRST Minnesota Regional Competitions in 2008! March was busy, with most days and evenings filled with many meetings to review and add tweaks to how our robot grabs and stacks totes. Thanks to Team 4778-Stormbots, we’ve been practicing our robot driving at every opportunity we get!  Come see our improvements and check out what 62 other FRC teams have worked on all season as we prepare to take center court April 3 – 4 at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena. 


Supporting our Edina FTC Teams

By Amy M., March 22, 2015

The Green Machine gathered at South View Middle School on March 21 with our 2014 robot, Zeke, as part of an outreach effort to support Edina FIRST Tech Challenge teams “Piece of Cake” and “Easy as Pi” during a special fundraiser and screening of "Slingshot." "Slingshot" is a documentary focusing on FIRST founder Dean Kamen and his 15 year mission to invent a machine that would provide clean water for millions of people living in developing countries. Kamen draws a parallel between himself and David, a biblical character, as they both use a "slingshot" to solve a big problem, Goliath being the metaphor for the world's water crisis.