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1816 Kicks off 2018 Season, Alongside New School Year

By Simone V., October 6, 2017

When 1816 team members returned to Edina High School following the summer’s construction, they found a reconfigured school and new possibilities for robot-build space and Team meetings. This new STEM Center is home to EHS’ Project Lead the Way and Computer Science classes during the day, and host to various STEM clubs and robotics after-school and well into most evenings.


A Weekend in Northwest Minnesota

By Simone V., August 21, 2017

In early August, 1816 drove to Northwest Minnesota to spend a weekend with teams 5172 - Gators, Greenbush-Middle River, and 3750 - Gator Robotics, Badger. The teams (1816 and 5172) got along so well at the MSHSL FIRST State Robotics Championship that both agreed it would be great to have a summer retreat that would focus on specific aspects of the Robotics Competition.


Girl Scouts Can do Robotics

By Simone V., August 12, 2017
Fun and Learning at the 2017 Girl Scout Camp

Fun and Learning at the 2017 Girl Scout Camp

Fun and Learning at the 2017 Girl Scout Camp

Fun and Learning at the 2017 Girl Scout Camp
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The Green Machine partnered with the Girl Scouts of River Valleys to host a LEGO Robotics camp from July 17th to the 21st. The camp was geared towards Girl Scouts of all ages, and attendees ranged from grades 3 through 8. The camp was held at a Burnsville church and supervised by Girl Scouts mentors along with Green Machine students.

Team members divided up tasks in order to help the girls complete their challenges for the week. Girls new to robotics worked on the basics of building NXT and EV3 robots, while returning campers focused on more complex challenges, including building robots capable of navigating mazes and uneven terrains.