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Seagate Opens Its Doors for Demos and Tour

By Simone V., June 21, 2017
Teams 1816, 2502 and 3042 brought their robots to Seagate Employee Appreciation Day

Teams 1816, 2502 and 3042 brought their robots to Seagate Employee Appreciation Day

Teams 1816, 2502 and 3042 brought their robots to Seagate Employee Appreciation Day

Teams 1816, 2502 and 3042 brought their robots to Seagate Employee Appreciation Day
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The Green Machine on June 15th visited its sponsor, Seagate, for a day of robot demos and a facilities tour. The team brought its 2017 season competition robot, Zeppelin, for a demo to Seagate employees and guests as part of Seagate’s Employee Appreciation Day. On this day the company showcased the work performed by employees over the last year, as well as the community outreach activities in which it has participated.


Engaging Girls in STEM

By Simone V., June 8, 2017
GEMS Demo

GEMS Demo

GEMS Demo

GEMS Demo
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The Green Machine on May 17th hosted a robot demo for the South View Middle School GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) club. A total of 15 girls from grades 6-7 attended the demo, which was held in Team 1816’s robot build space within the Edina High School theatre workshop.

GEMS is an international organization that aims to encourage young women to become engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The first GEMS club was founded in 1994; today the organization has helped to kickstart dozens of GEMS and Jr. GEMS clubs across the nation, including several housed within Minneapolis Public Schools.


1816 Places 2nd at MSHSL/FIRST State!

By Simone V., June 4, 2017
1816 Finished 2nd at the 2017 State Tournament

1816 Finished 2nd at the 2017 State Tournament

1816 Finished 2nd at the 2017 State Tournament

1816 Finished 2nd at the 2017 State Tournament
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The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) on May 20th hosted the 6th annual MSHSL/FIRST State Robotics Championship, an event that this year drew the 36 top-qualifying FIRST Robotics teams from throughout the state. Although we finished 33rd in qualifications, The Green Machine was selected by Team 5172-Gators, Greenbush-Middle River, and Team 2169-KingTeC, Prior Lake, to complete the first-seed alliance. Our robot. Zeppelin, complemented the other two robots in our alliance, and the winner was determined by a 3rd match tie-breaker. Unfortunately, our alliance placed second to the winning alliance comprised of Teams 2883-F.R.E.D, Warroad; 2512-Daredevils, Duluth, and 3130-ERRORS, Woodbury.