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What we're doing

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     On  January 8th 2023 we got the Official Theme and challenges for the season and they were CHARGED UP!  Charged UP presented by Haas Is the new theme for the 2023 and its an Electricity based game where we are challenged to deliver cones and cubes To our alliance's Grid to CHARGE UP our communities.  To Do this we need to place  cones and cubes on their corresponding nodes to create links within the grid.  We also have to doc to or engage (climb and level) our Charge Station all within the 2min. 15sec. match.  Our robot that we are building for these challenges will be built on a sturdy tank drive chassis with an adjustable forklift style elevator and grabber on the front. The grabber we are creating will be able to handle both cones and cubes to increase our options for scoring and add value to any alliance.  


 Our first real test of this design will be at the NMRC (Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference) Week Zero Scrimmage at Bemidji High School in Bemidji, Minnesota on the 18th of February. This will be the first time Playing on an actual filed. Then our real Competition meet will be at the Great Northern Regional at Grand Forks, North Dakota During March 8th through the 11th.


  Be sure to check out the new pages about our trips to state and Worlds, located under the tab "Bog Bots Report".

  THANK YOU to OUR SPONSORS, SUPPORTERS, VOULNTEERS, DONERS and to our COMMUNITIES.  Without your support this experience, if not this entire season, would not be possible.  We deeply appreciate your support.

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Community out reach

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. 

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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.

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2018 School Reveal to our future members.
FRC Power UP

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2019 pre-School assembly Reveal.
The Future of our Team!

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2021 Team display in Kelliher Public School Cafeteria to be viewed by all ages.


   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. 

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Our Kids taking a break while working to keep or section of highway clean. May 2022


Its Official we are caretakers of a one mile section of Minnesota Highway 


Its Official we are caretakers of a one mile section of Minnesota Highway 


   IN May of 2022 Team 6453 was given the opportunity to present to a neighboring high school, Northome School in Northome Minnesota.  We were asked to present to Junior high and high school students, to share with them what it is like being apart of the First Robotics Competition.  Including, what FIRST offers, What you can learn in FIRST, what it takes to build a robot,  how a typical season is laid out and what we have learned together in our six years of being in FIRSTS Robotics.  This presentation was put on to help Northome on their information search on starting a team of their own and becoming apart of the Northern Minnesota Robotics Conference.

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Our team displaying and explaining our robot Capitan Jack to  perspective Northome team Members

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Answering questions about the robot and being apart of a First Robotics Competition Team.

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