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PTC Family Day

By Caroline H., August 7, 2016

One team, two robots, and several foam balls of varying size were what Edina Robotics FIRST Team 1816 - The Green Machine took with them to sponsor PTC's Blaine, MN, headquarters on Friday, August 5th. It was PTC's annual Family Day, a well-attended occasion including everything from donuts to face painting to, of course, FIRST robot demos. In addition to basketball-throwing 2012 robot Zephyr and boulder-shooting 2016 robot Zenith, The Green Machine brought a FIRST LEGO League set so that kids could try their hand at building little bots and watch pre-built LEGO 'bots race around a small enclosure.


Off-Season Tournament Win Builds Confidence for The Green Machine

By Caroline H., August 2, 2016

Edina Robotics FIRST Team 1816 - “The Green Machine,” traveled to Duluth in late July and, unlike many other Minnesotans, it wasn’t to spend time on Lake Superior.

Edina High School’s competitive robotics team went up north to participate in the third annual Gitchi Gummi Get Together, a post-season robotics event held this year at Lincoln Park Middle School in Duluth. But Gitchi Gummi isn’t your ordinary robotics tournament. Check out our short video for a glimpse!


STEM Advocacy

By Amy M., July 19, 2016
Minnesota Teams With Franken

Minnesota Teams With Franken

Minnesota Teams With Franken

Minnesota Teams With Franken
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Team 1816 is excited to share the skills we've learned in our last four years of advocating for FIRST and STEM! On September 24th, please join The Green Machine for the inaugural MAC: the Minnesota Advocacy Conference. The goal of this conference is to begin the hard work of sustaining FIRST in Minnesota! Our work will encompass best-strategies to raise awareness of FIRST and after-school mentored STEM programs, and advocate for STEM funding from our Minnesota legislature.