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


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.

Itasca Community College Scrimmage

On February 19th, DNA participated in the annual Itasca Community College (ICC) Scrimmage. This event gives local robotics teams the chance to test their robots on a realistic playing field before Bag and Tag. Team DNA learned various things to improve this year’s robot, such as resolving the robots arm jam for the robots shooter. The team also tested out the new scouting program to use for competitions, making it faster and easier to collect data from other teams. Near the end of the scrimmage a variety of awards were given out to teams with different accomplishments assigned to each award. DNA received the Drive Train Award for their unique “octo-bot” design, for being able to move swiftly and smoothly in any direction while functioning normally.

IMG_4679         tasca photo

Weekly Update 6

February 18th, 2017

Greetings everyone,

This week our build and electrical sub-teams have been working hard to put the final touches on this year’s robot. Our spirit sub-team has been creating the buttons for all of the upcoming  DNA events.

The team hosted its annual robot reveal on Thursday, February 16th. We would like to thank everyone who attended this event. Without the support from sponsors and community members none of this could have been possible. DNA has a tradition of naming the robot after a Greek letter and a mentor. This year we have named our robot after Jerry Walz, and the Greek letter Gamma. The official name of our robot is Gamma Grandpa. Stop Build Day is only three days away! On Tuesday evening we will place our robot in a bag and seal the bag; henceforth, we will not be able to touch it until competition. We are getting ready for the Lake Superior Regional (LSR) which is on March 3rd and 4th at the DECC. DNA is also preparing for their second regional, which is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 22nd to the 25th.

This concludes our weekly update series! Stay tuned for press releases from major events. Thanks again for all of your support!

Weekly Update 5

February 9th, 2017

Greetings everyone,

Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) Update for Week 5

This week our build and electrical has been hard at work finalizing our robot frame. We have finished the Woodie Flowers Award and the Entrepreneurship Award as well. Our programming team has been experimenting with vision processing. Our graphic design team has been working on buttons to give out at competition. Marketing team has been contacting businesses, seeking more sponsorships and donations.


We will be hosting our Robot Reveal Open House from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Thursday, February 16th in the Denfeld Commons. Ice cream sundaes and beverages will be provided for those attending. Please come and support our team and see the progress we have made on this year’s robot!

Please stay tuned for more weekly updates!  Thanks again for all of your support!

Weekly Update 4

February 4th, 2017

Greetings Everyone,

Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) Update for Week 4

This week, our team has been hard at work. The build and electrical teams have been working on prototyping various components of the robot and piecing together the electrical board. Design team has been working on the frame and gear piece design for the robot while graphic design team is finalizing the t-shirt and button designs. Programming team has configured all of the 2017 radios and are currently working on autonomous macro recording and vision processing. Business team continues fundraising as we try to reach our budget by contacting more businesses, writing grants, and working on our Dinner and Silent Auction fundraiser. Awards team submitted the written portion of the Chairman’s award and continues working on the Entrepreneurship and Woodie Flowers award submissions.

Please stay tuned for more weekly updates! Thanks again for all of your support!