Recent News

2015 Open House & Robot Reveal

By Amy M., February 6, 2015

FIRST Team 1816- The Green Machine is currently in a frenzy of activity to finish our robot (ZeBruh) before the end of the 6-week "Build-Season." This year’s FRC game challenge is called Recycle Rush, where alliances of three robots will race against the clock to place stacks of storage containers on top of scoring platforms, and then top those stacks off with recycling bins, all while properly disposing of “litter” (aka pool noodles). This game poses interesting engineering challenges, requiring crafty game strategy and ingenuity. Our 2015 Season Open House & Robot Reveal will demonstrate what we came up with!


The Green Machine to be Featured at the Edina Education Fund’s “Show & Tell” Luncheon

By Peter O., January 27, 2015

Team 1816—The Green Machine is pleased to announce that it will be a featured presenter at the Edina Education Fund's "Show & Tell" luncheon on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at the Church of St. Patrick in Edina. The Edina Education Fund's annual luncheon showcases innovative courses and student activities supported by the Education Fund, giving members of the community a chance to meet students and teachers and learn more about the many exciting student activities on offer in the Edina School District. Each year, representatives from one or two student activities are invited to speak at the luncheon, and this year, one of these invitations went to Team 1816!


Sponsors Underwrite The Green Machine

By Sarah W., January 16, 2015

Ten years ago, The Green Machine began building its first-ever FIRST robot, taking over the kitchen of founding captain Chris Miller. Since then, we’ve expanded from 14 members to 50; our STEM outreach extends worldwide, and we’ve firmly established FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST LEGO League and Junior FIRST Lego League in Edina. None of this would be possible without the support of our corporate and individual sponsors. This year, more than 80% of our sponsors are multi-year donors, most notably Medtronic Inc., Fridley, MN, and the Edina Education Fund. Both of these sponsors have been aiding and assisting our team since the beginning.