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Updated: Feb 7

This week, logistics' goals include finishing our IMPACT Award videos and interviews, reaching out to elementary schools, finishing the pit design for competition, and updating our senior spotlights! Build's goals include completing super structure as well as a complete intake and drive-train.

This week's senior spotlight is Josilyn Nikko! Josilyn is a 3-year team member, and she is typically found either searching for a matching sock or trying to start her Subaru: "Subie." Her favorite song at the moment is Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield. Josilyn is planning on attending a 4-year college and majoring in the STEM Field. She is inclusive, creative, and easy-going. #MeetTheTeam

RipSaw Robotics is in full-gear with planning our STEAM Camps, and prepping for Week Zero in Irondale on February 24! We have lots of big plans ahead and are very eager for competition in March!

See you next week

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Updated: Jan 18

On Saturday, January 6, RipSaw Robotics headed to Esko High School to watch kickoff! We split into groups to meet with different people from Esko; we discussed business, gameplay, match play, graphic design, and Ri3D (robot in 3 days).


Our goals this week include finishing sponsorship thank you cards, setting goals for the build season, and working through possible strategies for the season! At the start of practice on Monday, we reiterated our Core Values, as a reminder for our upcoming (and possibly stressful) competition season. Our Core Values include:

  • respect, honesty, kindness

  • open-mindedness, flexibility, patience

  • hard work, perseverance, commitment,

  • curiosity, creativity, individuality

  • inclusion, teamwork

  • fun, positivity

Core Values keep RipSaw Robotics together as a team, and hold a place for a reminder that even when things get stressful, we are all apart of RipSaw Robotics!

We are also focused on finishing planning the next steps for our STEAM Camp(s), along with plans for the podcast.

This week's senior spotlight is Alexa Shepherd! Alexa is athletic, quick-witted, and imaginative! You can typically find Alexa doing a crossword or running on the track.

Alexa has been on the team for 2 years, and plans on attending a 4-year college, majoring in political science. Her favorite song at the moment is Ghost In The Machine by SZA and Phoebe Bridgers, and her favorite robotics memory is collecting buttons from other teams at competition! #MeetTheTeam

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Updated: Jan 25

This week, RipSaw Robotics returned from winter break! Our goals for practice this week include, safety training, and getting back into the groove of working. Kickoff is on Saturday, January 6!!

This week's senior spotlight is Elise Sertich! Elise has been on the team for 2 years, and plans on majoring in Psychology to pursue a career as a teen/family therapist. Her favorite robotics memory is starting a podcast with a beatboxing intro and her favorite song at the moment is Let Me Calm Down by Nicki Minaj and J. Cole! #MeetTheTeam

We would like to thank Cloquet Animal Hospital, Upper Lakes Foods, The Irving Community Club, and Edward Jones for their generous donations to our team. We appreciate all of our sponsors!!

See you next week!!

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