Harley Davidson Event

Hello everyone!

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.

DNA Lego Robotics Camp

Hey everyone!

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.
Please see attached files for more information.
If you have any questions feel free to email the team at dna4009@gmail.com

DNA Robotics Silent Auction & Dinner

Hello everyone!

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!

2017 silent auction v3

Iowa Regional Day 1 Update

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.

Fixing the IR light between matches.

Human player, Riley,retrieving a gear during a match.

Human player, Riley,retrieving a gear during a match.

Student member, Kennan controlling the skycam at the event.

Student member, Kennan controlling the skycam at the event.

Drive team taking the robot down at the end of the match.

Drive team taking the robot down at the end of the match.

"Gamma Grandpa" boarding the airship

“Gamma Grandpa” boarding the airship

Iowa Regional Scores

 

 Time/Match  Red 1  Red 2  Red 3  Blue 1  Blue 2  Blue 3  Red Score  Blue Score
 10:10am / 9  6467  6359  5935  2081  4009  2512 130  285
 11:28am / 18  6164  4009  6317  2512  2040  3018  170  307
 1:14 / 24 5453 6379  6412  4009  3206  5935  90 160
 2:50 / 36  2450  1094  4011  876  3267  4009  250  306
 4:05 / 45  2530  4329  4009  967  1208  1785  280  202
 5:00 / 52  2500  5638  3633  6630  5818  4009  230 250
 9:14am / 60  4009  5690  6359  6320  6371  4230  260  145
 10:10am / 68  4009  4506  6467  6576  167  1987  250  302
 11:13 / 77  5837  4009  4646  6455  2410  2574  218  130

 

 Time/Match  Red 1  Red 2  Red 3  Blue 1  Blue 2  Blue 3  Red Score  Blue Score
 Quarter 4 Match 1  4506  5690  2410  525  4009  6359  310  310
 Quarter 4 Match 2  4506  5690  2410  525  4009  6359  260  255

Lake Superior Regional Recap

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.

Drive team with the founder of FIRST, Dean Kamen.

DNA’s human player, Riley, directing the drive team to a successful climb.

DNA’s human player, Riley, directing the drive team to a successful climb.

DNA's robot, Gamma Grandpa, on the field.

DNA’s robot, Gamma Grandpa, on the field.

Announcer Yoji waving DNA's flag.

Announcer Yoji waving DNA’s flag.

Today’s DNA Match Numbers and Scores

BLUE 1 BLUE 2 BLUE 3 RED 1 RED 2 RED 3  BLUE Score  RED Score
Quals 5 4009 3840 6217 4166 4360 2855  195  95
Quals 21 2057 3291 5690 3275 4009 6146  192  240
Quals 30 4009 6056 4181 3054 4480 6047  160  140 
Quals 41 5998 93 4009 2227 3276 1714  235  178
Quals 49 3750 5299 5913 5464 4397 4009  228  224
Quals 59 2503 2977 3293 4009 4238 3755  191  230
Quals 67 4260 4009 4818 4511 3277 3740  137  294
Quals 83 4182 1816 6318 4230 4009 6022  237  90

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!

DNA Practice Matches

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.