• FIRST World Championship 2016

    May 1, 2016
    After seven years of FIRST, we still are having a little trouble believing that we are writing this particular blog entry. About a month ago, we earned an invite to the famous FIRST World Championship. This past week has been filled with unforgettable memories, incredible people, and, of course, a whole lot of robots. [...]

  • FTC North Super Regionals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    Mar 20, 2016
    On March 17-19, 2016, our team was staying in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to compete in the FTC North Super Regional competition. This was a large competition with 72 teams from 13 Midwestern states competing. It is also the competition that qualifies teams for the famous World Championship in St. Louis, MO. [...]

  • Minnesota FTC State Championship Tournament

    Feb 7, 2016
    Today, we competed in the Minnesota FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship Tournament. We competed last night as well – our judging and inspections were last night. We were very happy with our judging session. We thought we were able to engage the judges well and got all of the information that we wanted to share into the time limit. They asked us many questions and were very welcoming and fun judges. It really helped us because we didn’t feel nearly as nervous! [...]

  • RES-Q Qualifier #2 - Columbia Heights

    Jan 10, 2016
    We had a fabulous day at our second qualifier of the year in Columbia Heights. The day started out as usual with inspections of our robot’s hardware. We were able to pass these without too much trouble. We found out that we were sharing a pit table with Motorbolts, which was very exciting! It is always a lot of fun to be near friends. Next, we went to our judging session. Our judges were so nice and welcoming – this is always true at tournaments, which is one reason we love judging sessions. [...]

  • RES-Q Qualifier #1 - Burnsville

    Dec 21, 2015
    On December 6, 2015, we headed down to Burnsville for our first tournament of the 2015-2016 RES-Q FTC Season. We were about as ready as any team is for these early tournaments, excited and ready to go! The first part of our morning was our judging session at 8:20am. We had been practicing our presentation so it went smoothly. The judges were able to ask us questions and we answered them to the best of our ability. We were quite happy with the way judging went. One of the best parts of having an early judging session is that you get it out of the way and can then turn your attention to inspections. [...]