What we're doing
AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND!!
Well... We left for Grand Forks, North Dakota, Wednesday at the end of the school day with our FOUR team members, our THREE coaches, pit, supplies, and our robot Captain Jack. We arrived at the Alerus Center around three hours later and loaded in, set up our pit, and raised our banner at the GREAT NORTHERN REGIONAL COMPETITION. Throughout the competition our robot and team did very well!! Our ball/cargo delivery mechanism improved with each match and allowed us to deliver the cargo balls to the lower port. Our climber and drive team lifted our 110 lbs. robot effortlessly and repeatedly on to the monkey bar style hanger within the last 60 seconds of each match. Not only did the climber lift us off the floor, but it allowed us to TRANSVERSE to the very TOP RUNG of our alliance's hanger! This ability allowed us to gain ranking point after ranking point until we made it to the 13th place. Before the finals, the top eight teams became alliance captains, who, one by one picked two other teams to round out their alliances. We were picked to be the last alliance member on the NUMBER ONE ALLIANCE!!! With our help scoring points by climbing and transversing to the top rung, the alliance was able to win the Regional Championship!!! Then, towards the end of the awards ceremony, we were also awarded an invitation to the First Robotic's World Championship in HOUSTON,TEXAS, by receiving the Wild Card Slot for our region!! The event will be held April 20th-23rd. Needless to say, we were on quite an excitement and wonderment HIGH on our way home!!
Since the Great Northern Regional, it has been a MAD DASH to get everything ready, a plan figured out, get the robot crated for shipping, and arrange transportation for our tool boxes to TEXAS!!! So how are we going to get there you ask? Well, at first we were going to drive a school van pulling a trailer for the robot and tools to Texas. Then it was going to be the team flies while head coach drives. Now it is settled that the entire team and computer will fly and with the help of our family of supporters and fellow alliance members, our robot and tools will be carried by interstate. We look forward to our experience in The Lone Star State and to competing in this international event.
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Community Outreach and involvement
Unfortunately with this COVID-19 Confusion, Regulations, Social Distancing, and all around complications several of our normal community out reach channels have been canceled, dissolved (VFW Pancake Breakfast), or Are uncertain if that they will occur this year at this time. THE KELLIHER BOG BOTS are currently working on replacing lost avenues for out reach and working on improving and monitoring existing areas.
Kelliher Public School
Gatherings and events
The Kelliher Bog Bots Team 6453 Is more than just a First Robotics Competition Team with a name and a number and a Neat or cool Mascot and logo. It is apart of a dedicated small town school that itself is an integral part of a hard working small Northern Minnesota Town. Who both have supported us and took an interest in us from our team's Creation to this current Season. In Return, We, the members and staff of 6453 Do our level best to give back to this school and to this town when and wherever possible. Our give back Ranges From our performance at our School's ROBOT & GAME REVEAL every season, to setting up booths and displays at the community's fairs and carnivals, to having a float in the local Big Bog Festival during the summer. Theses avenues of out reach give us a chance to give back to a school and a community that, as a whole given us a lot.
2018 School Reveal
FRC Power UP
2019 pre-School assembly Reveal.
The Future of our Team!
2019 Kelliher Health Fair booth
BOG BOTS ROADSIDE CLEANERS
Team 6453 is now a part of the Adopt-A-Highway Program, with the adoption of a one mile section of Minnesota Highway 1 outside of Shooks heading west. This means that we will be in charge of keeping the ditches on both sides of our section of Highway 1 clear of trash and other roadside debris. This gives us the chance to be seen out in the community and to do our part to keep our local highways clean for both the locals and those who come up to our area to get away and enjoy what our outdoors has to offer.