On Saturday, April 29th, from 9 AM to 5 PM, we will be demonstrating this years robot, Gamma Grandpa, at the Harley Davidson Sports Center in Duluth, MN, 4355 Stebner Road & Hwy 53 Duluth MN 55811. We will have our own booth set up to give information about this years competition.
We will be hosting a Lego Robotics Camp this summer! Students will learn to design, build, and program a robot to perform different tasks using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 sets. Anyone is welcome to join this program with or without experience. Our team members will be there to assist the students as they need. Please tell your students and their parents about this opportunity.
This year the LEGO Camp will be held on July 24th – August 3rd, Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Located at Denfeld High School in the FabLab, room 1310. Denfeld High School is located at 401 N 44th Ave W, Duluth MN. The cost this year will be $90 and all proceeds go to support Denfeld Nation Automation FIRST Robotics Team 4009. This is for students entering grades 4-8. There will be free breakfast and lunch available in the school before and after all sessions. The payment will be due by June 30th.
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This is just a reminder that the team is hosting a Dinner and Silent Auction for the 2nd year in a row this Friday! The Dinner and Silent Auction will be located in the Denfeld High School Cafeteria from 5 PM to 8 PM. The costs is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per student. The meal will be BBQ Chicken with sides and there will be a meatless option available. There will be a variety of items to bid on so stop on by! Bring your friends, family, anyone that you can think of. You can also watch students from the team demonstrate some of our robots!
After 9 qualification matches, Denfeld Nation Automation was ranked 9th out of 54 teams. DNA is now the captain of the 6th seeded alliance with Team 525, Swarthogs, and Team 6359, TechKnow Difficulties. Elimination matches begin at 1 PM.
During the first day of qualification rounds, our team competed in 6 matches. We went 5-1 which puts us in 7th place out of 54 teams. Our climber has been consistent and we can now place a gear on the side peg during the autonomous period. Tomorrow our team has 3 qualification rounds before alliance selection and elimination matches.
Fixing the IR light between matches.
Human player, Riley,retrieving a gear during a match.
Student member, Kennan controlling the skycam at the event.
Drive team taking the robot down at the end of the match.
“Gamma Grandpa” boarding the airship
DNA will not be in charge of webcasting this weekends regional, but we still have students running the skycam! Here is the link to watch the stream.
Thanks for supporting the team and wish us luck!
Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) FIRST Robotics Team 4009 competed in the Lake Superior Regional at the DECC on March 3rd and 4th. DNA played six qualification rounds on Friday; the team performed well and ended the day in 5th place. On Saturday, Denfeld Robotics had two matches before alliance selection. In the second to last match the team had issues with climbing, and one of their alliance partners lost power due to a bad battery. The team finished their eighth qualification round in 24th place.
DNA was awarded the Creativity Award, sponsored by Xerox, which celebrates creativity in design, use of component, or strategy of play. The team received this award for their unique octo-bot design. The robot frame is eight sided and features six holonomic wheels.
Drive team with the founder of FIRST, Dean Kamen.
DNA’s human player, Riley, directing the drive team to a successful climb.
DNA’s robot, Gamma Grandpa, on the field.
Announcer Yoji waving DNA’s flag.
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OVERALL RANK: 24th
Team DNA ended the regional 5-3-0 and 24th place in the qualifying matches, and did not advance to the quarterfinals. DNA have so far won the Volunteer of the Year award dedicated to mentor Susan Johnson, and are awaiting the awards ceremony for further possible awards!
Hello, everyone! Today our team is taking part in practice matches for the Lake Superior Regional. So far our team has participated in one match and two more practice matches later today, the next match starts at 3:20 (match 21) and the last match starts at 4:10 (match 26). If you would like to watch us, you can visit us at the Lake Superior Regional at the DECC or click the link from our last post to watch us online.