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Infinite...., I-N-F-I-N-I-T-E is the word for this year's "Coopertition" (cooperate while competing) as we enter First Robotics’s INFINITE RECHARGE by First Robotics and Lucas Films. In this year’s competition, we are charged with the task of saving “First City” from an INCOMING ASTEROID SHOWER! We have to develop a robot that can deliver power cells into the “Shield Generator” and then spin the "Control Panel" a specific number of times or turn it to a specific color. Once that is complete we have to race to the “Shield Generator Switch” and climb on to activate it and save us and our fellow bots from imminent DOOM!
6453 MAKES TOP 20 IN 2020
Well, we have completed or objective of competing in the Lake Superior Regional with FLYING COLORS! When the final alarm sounded we Finished 23rd out of 63 FRC teams with a record of 6 alliance wins - 3 alliance wins - and 0 losses. Compare this To Destination Deep Space When we finished in the mid 50's out of 63 teams and you can see what a feat we accomplished this year. This would never have been even imaginable if it wasn't for the support of our community, local businesses and the hard dedicated work of our Team members. It was through their support, dedication, and time that we were able to achieve this milestone within Kelliher Bog Bots History.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE HELPED US THIS YEAR AND PAST YEARS! It is through your support that we are able to continue to Compete!
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Community Outreach and involvement
Our robotics season is only a month and a half long and all of our team members, both students and adults alike, have other responsibilities and prior commitments outside the team. Yet, even with these challenges and complicated schedules, the Kelliher Bog Bots find time to give back to our community in many ways.
Every first Sunday of each month, our local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars puts on a pancake breakfast for the community. At each breakfast, we strive to have at least one or more team members there to help out with the setup, cooking, serving and clean up afterward.
Every July, two of our local communities, Waskish and Kelliher MN, put on a Big Bog Festival to celebrate our area and its history. This festival consists of three days (Friday through Sunday) of fun events. On Saturday Kelliher hosts many fun and entertaining festivities, one of which is a parade that marches its way down Main Street. Each year local organizations, companies and clubs participate with a variety of floats, banners and classic automobiles. Included in this lineup is the Kelliher Bog Bots. For the past two years our team has participated and presented itself proudly in this parade.
Along with other community events and festivals, Kelliher Public School puts on several events for their students and community members. One of these events is the Halloween Carnival, where different clubs and organizations develop game booths for the younger members of the community. This previous carnival, our club ran a booth throughout the evening. This booth consisted of two robotic arms and an air table, known as Tempest, produced by Goldenrod Research Corporation. The main objective of this game was to maneuver one of the robotic arms, pick a small plastic ball out of a pillar of forced air and deposit it out into a holding bin within a certain amount of time.