Fail, Think, Cheer

Written by Maeve McGuire, member of Team 2220 Blue Twilight It’s a robotics competition filled with our future engineers; technical difficulties are rare. But against all odds, the Northern Lights Regional did indeed have a system crash. Unable to control these powerful robots, the field was shut down for almost an hour at the beginning…
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Duluth Regional Competition-Wednesday

Power tools blare in the background as you try to talk code programming to someone you met 15 minutes ago. This is FIRST Robotics, a chaotic and turbulent program that is hosting their regional competition in Duluth, MN this year. Today was the first day of the competition, and while hectic, it’s nothing compared to…
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Week Three: Daredevils

Day 16: Monday, January 19 Today, Build Department continued to work on the lift design and drivetrain. The Programming Department worked on custom controllers and electronics as well as finalizing the placement for the electronics on the robot. Day 17: Tuesday, January 20 The Build Department is now back at the high school, and all…
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Week Two: Daredevils

Day 8: Saturday, January 10, 2015 Today the frame was welded together and new team members got a chance to use some of the bigger tools. Junior Claira Allgood got to use the bandsaw to cut aluminum pieces for the frame, and the belt sander to smooth the edges. Day 9: Sunday, January 11, 2015…
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Week One: Daredevils

Day 1: KICKOFF Saturday, January 3, 2015 The 2015 season began early in the morning in Bohannon 90 at UMD where teams waited for the live FIRST broadcast. After Recycle Rush was revealed, teams lined up to receive their 2015 kit of parts. Then they were off for a day of brainstorming and reviewing the…
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