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What we're doing

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Week Zero Weekend


   Before dawn broke on a cold February morning our team loaded our equipment and the robot into the trailer and headed south to the town of Brainerd, MN for a day of learning and competition practice. After a two and a half hour drive we arrived at Riverside Elementary School, Unloaded the trailer and made our way to the pit set up area in the small gym. Once we were settled in the day became full of wiring, adding parts to our robot and coding. One big part of the day was Practicing participating in matches.  Where we loaded the robot onto the field, set up the drivers station, and then after the match took the robot off the field and went back to the pits for our next match. After a sub sandwich  Lunch several teams worked with us on our swerve drive and motor control code. Which we deeply appreciated and would like to thank those that helped to get our robot closer to fully functioning. The Day came to an end around 5:30PM when we loaded up our gear and the robot and headed north, back to our home base. We Arrived back at the school before 8:00PM and began unloading the trailer and putting things back into our room ready for our next practice. After this Week Zero adventure in Brainard, we have our sights set on a Successful Regional at The Great Northern Regional in Grand Forks, ND March 6th to the 9th.  Be sure to check out our Facebook page and this website to see our progress through this endeavor.

  Be sure to check out the 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.

click below to visit the FIRST Robotics website

Community out reach

Community Outreach and involvement


   Since COVID-19 The Kelliher Bog Bots have been working on replacing lost avenues for out reach, while improving and monitoring existing areas that we have already established. The following are the avenues that we are currently using to reach out and be involved in our community.

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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.



2023 health fair booth displaying our accomplishments and our new pit.


   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

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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.

In Big Bog Festival

   In July of 2022 our team put together a float for the Big Bog Festival in Kelliher, Minnesota. We were able to drive our robot ahead of the float with our flag waving proudly.  This gave us a chance to be seen by the community and to thank the community for supporting us. 

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Our team's float before the 2022 Kelliher Big Bog Festival. Ready to be seen by the community

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