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Become a STEM Advocate!

By 1816 Web Staff, September 1, 2016

Wondering how to approach an elected official on a topic you're passionate about? Want to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill? Curious about the day in the life of a legislator?
Team 1816 - "The Green Machine" is hosting the first annual Minnesota Advocacy Conference on September 24, 2016. Topics and goals/outcomes of the event include:


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!