From the Blog
It's been a mad scramble in the workshop as all of our subteams are working overtime to put the finishing touches on all things needed for competition. Now that Zebruh is enjoying a nap in its special plastic bag, we have had time to put the finishing touches on our pit, our Junkyard Robot and our banners before we leave for Duluth to participate in the Lake Superior Competition at the DECC. We've also had a bit of down time, perfect for going over competition safety with the team, revisiting team expectations (like packing warm coats to wear between hotel and arena), and addressing good competition conduct, including and especially, Gracious Professionalism. This year, many have speculated about how the new game, Recycle Rush, will change competition dynamics.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, March 13, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, March 20, 2015 (All day)
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!
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!
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.