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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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This week, RipSaw Robotics' goals include:

  • sending thank you cards to our wonderful sponsors

  • planning out strategy for competition

  • sending our grant application

  • finishing robot construction!!


Our senior spotlights are Lucy Mertz and Josh Anderson! Lucy is a 3 year member, and plans on going out-of-state to pursue a double major in environmental studies and journalism. Her favorite memory is "spending time with my friends in Logistics" and her favorite song is Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac. Josh is a 4 year member and a mentor, and his favorite robotics memory is "building the climb system AT competition." Josh is going to school for welding after graduation, and his favorite song is Freebird By Lynyrd Skinner.




Our STEAM Camp is finally out of the planning stage! The dates of the camp are February 14 and 21, both are mandatory. With our STEAM Camp, we introduce CAD Design, 3D-Printing, and a FIRST Robotics Introduction. See you there!


3 weeks away from Week Zero in Irondale! Start your countdowns.


See you next week,


7797 RipSaw Robotics

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This week, RipSaw Robotics' goals include finishing STEAM Camp planning, and the IMPACT Award application.


We also finished naming our robot!! The name we have chosen is BeBop!


This week's senior spotlights are Mason Sundquist and Grace Lavan! Mason is a 3 year member, and his favorite song is 4h30 by DANGER. His favorite robotics memory is "having lunch at Barr Engineering during competition last year." Grace is also a 3 year member, and her favorite song is Don't Stop Believing by Journey. She plans on attending the University of Minnesota-Duluth for GIS and Earth & Environmental Science. Her favorite robotics memory is "trying to set up the pit structure with other build team members but getting distracted in messing around with pipes instead." #MeetTheTeam








We are 3 weeks away from Week Zero in Irondale and can not wait!


See you soon,


7797 RipSaw Robotics

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