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We are officially 3 days away from competition, and we still have much to be done! This week, our goals include:

  • finishing the pit design

  • making stickers, buttons, and keychains

  • organizing food for competition

  • heat pressing team shirts for competition

For this week's meet The Team Spotlights, we have Lilyana Rosen and Patrick Radosevich! Lily has been on the team for 3 years, and is a junior (11th grade). Her favorite thing about robotics is "learning new things and meeting new people," and her hobbies include "everything, idk man." Tommy ia a first-year team member, and is a sophomore (10th grade). His favorit ething about robotics is "chatting with the Joshes" and his other hobbies include "tennis, swimming, cross country running, math team, drumline, and theater." #MeetTheTeam

We would also like to use this week's blog update to shout out some of our sponsors! Thank you to MTech Engineering and Sappi! With their generous donations, we are able to grow and develop as a team. All donations made to 7797 RipSaw Robotics go to robot material and community outreach. Without sponsors, robotics wouldn't be possible! Thank you MTech Engineering and Sappi!

The countdown to competition has officially begun, see you then.

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This week RipSaw Robotics has a short practice schedule, as we had no school on Monday. Our goals include:

  • finishing pit designs and the bumpers for the robot

  • submitting the Impact Award application

  • visiting elementary schools for a robot reveal (Friday)

  • finishing drive team tests

  • the second session of our STEAM Camp!


We also had the first session of our STEAM Camp last Wednesday! Everything went amazing and the people who attended had a great time meeting the team and the robot. We cannot wait for the next session on Wednesday! At this one, we will be showing the FIRST Robotics introduction, along with a game involving bridge mechanics and supporting weight. Kids attending the camp will also learn how to use the heat press on their 7797 RipSaw Robotics STEAM Camp shirts!


Our final senior spotlight is Emmet Prosen! Emmet has been on the team for 3 years, and his favorite robotics memory is "making three different battery carts in one week." Emmet is an undecided major and plans on attending St. Scholastica after high school and his favorite song is Going to California by Led Zeppelin. #MeetTheTeam


We are ONE WEEK AWAY from Week Zero in Irondale! We are beyond excited and are definitely prepared for the 5:30 am departure...You can watch our live stream through this link, live on Saturday: Week Zero is important to our team because it helps us prepare for competition and gives us an opportunity to see how our robot runs. We have drive tests for this reason, to give team members an opportunity to test out their coordination skills and see how difficult it might be to manage a robot!

We also have human-player tests, because there is a part of the game that requires a human from the team to throw a note (like a frisbee) onto a part of the Crescendo course. This requires much coordination, along with determination to help our team score as many points (or notes) as possible!


See you next week,

7797 RipSaw Robotics

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We are full steam ahead for competition! This week, our goals include:

  • debugging our coding system

  • pit design

  • finishing the Impact Award application

  • the first session of our STEAM Camp!

As mentioned last week, we have our STEAM Camp happening THIS Wednesday (02/14) and NEXT Wednesday (02/21)! You can sign up through the QR code on the website; prepare for two nights of 3-D Design and an introduction to CAD Design! Both dates are mandatory for attendance. We can not WAIT to hang out with everyone who signs up!


We would also like to give this week's Sponsor Shout-Out: thank you to The Medicine Shoppe for supporting out team this season! All donations and sponsorships to/for the team go towards robot materials and community outreach events. Without our sponsors, robotics wouldn't be possible; we appreciate you!


This week's final senior spotlights are Mary Kayser, Isaac Hill, and Calvin Snesrud!

Mary Kayser is a 4 year member, and is currently planning on majoring in biochemistry and pursuing a career in the medical field after high school. Her favorite robotics memory is "listening to Fleetwood mac all the time," and her favorite song is Nude by Radiohead.

Isaac Hill is a first year member, and plans on operating heavy equipment after high school. His favorite robotics memory is "taking apart and re-assembling the robot 6 times in 2 weeks," and his favorite song is Buy Dirt by Jordan Davis.

Calvin Snesrud is a 3 year member, and he plans on majoring in business after high school. His favorite robotics memory is "showing up," and his favorite song is Sedona by Houndmouth. #MeetTheTeam


Don't forget to sign up for our STEAM Camp, open for 5th-8th graders.

Two weeks until Week Zero and we are eager, excited, and anticipating it!!!

See you next week

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