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2018 Build Season Kick-Off

By Harini J., January 13, 2018

FIRST Teams around the world are now exploring the challenges presented by this year’s engineering game challenge, FIRST POWER UP, and are sure to have a packed 6-week build season. In this year’s challenge, each three-team alliance earns points and prepares to escape the arcade game they’re trapped in. They do this by using power cubes to control switches and the scale, and get points for how long they have control of each. Alliances can also use their power cubes for “power-ups,” to gain ownership of switches and scales, to gain an extra climb, and to boost their point totals. Extra points can be won during the endgame by climbing the scale to “face the boss.”


The Green Machine Formalizes Core Values

By Harini J., January 11, 2018
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Core Values have always been at the heart of FRC Team 1816. Even before we launched our Be FIRST peer-to-peer campaign several seasons ago, The Green Machine has placed high value on the ethical underpinnings of what it means to be a FIRST Robotics team.


Green Machine Women Attend Annual Fox9 Girls, Science, Technology Event

By Simone V., November 21, 2017
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The Green Machine returned as invited exhibitors to the Science Museum of Minnesota for the annual Girls, Science, and Technology event November 12th, hosted by Fox9. This is the second year that the team has showcased a robot at the event, which was geared towards girls of all ages.

The event turned out to also be a great way for Girl Scouts to earn their STEM badges. Throughout the day, Team 1816 spoke with more than 50 girls from a dozen Girl Scout troops who were interested in completing the badge by learning more about robotics.