Name Kris
Year 2023
Ranking 25 (Great Northern), 57 (10,000 Lakes)
Record 4-6-0 (Great Northern), 2-7-0 (10,000 Lakes)
The Robot:

This year, for the Charged Up challenge, we designed a robot to move both types of game pieces and at the end, balance on the charging platform utilizing a balancing algorithim. This robot specialized in moving the cones and as such had a mechanical arm with a mechanism on the end to make sure all cones picked up were in the upright position. At the end of the match, using the algorithim previousely mentioned, we would balance onto the charging station.


The Challenge:

Charged Up, the challenge for 2023 presented by Haas is a energy themed competition. Each alliance must design a robot to pick up the cone/cube game pieces along with balencing on a seesaw type mechanism called the charging station. There are 3 levels of height to put the cone and cube pieces on with the bottom row being a hybrid section that both cone and cubes can go in. At the end of the match, all robots can either continue to place game pieces, or go to the charging station to balance.

Name Everest
Year 2022
Ranking 17
Record 6-7-0
The Robot:

Our robot for the Rapid React challenge focused on defense and climbing. During the autonomous phase, we would drop one ball into the lower goal. Throughout the main portion of the match we played defense by holding onto the opponents balls and blocking them from shooting. Before the end, we would get ready at the 4 bars and once it was time to climb, we would go directly to the upper bars. We got to the top bar every match.


The Challenge:

Rapid React, presented by The Boeing company was themed around transportation. Each alliance of teams would have to shoot foam balls called Cargo into the central hub to score points. At the end of the match, each alliance could either score more cargo, or go to their teams Hanger to climb the rungs for another way to score points.

Name Ferb
Year 2020
Ranking 52
Record 2-7-0
The Robot:

This years robot could store up to 5 dino skinned balls utilizing a positioning system coded into the robot. It also had compressed air cans which refilled during the match, when it was time to use them, it would extend arms up to fufill the climbing challenge.


The Challenge:

Infinite recharge was a partnership with Lucas Film. The matches were centered around a futuristic city modeled after Star Wars. The objective of the game was to prevent an astriod from hitting the city by shooting powercells into generators. You would activate the generators by shooting foam balls into high and low goals. At the end of the match, robots would return to the shield generators to score additional points.

Name Newton - Semifinalist at 10,000 Lakes Regionals
Year 2019
Ranking 7 (10,000 Lakes), 30 (Great Northern)
Record 8-5-1 (10,000 Lakes), 4-6-0 (Great Northern)
The Robot:

This robot can intake cargo with a wheel system and score on the low and mid level rocketships and the front and top cargoship. Using 3 linear actuators, this robot can climb to each level of the alliance habitat at the end of each match.


The Challenge:

Destination: Deep Space is centered around space and the two teams compete to place poly-carbonate hatch covers and orange rubber balls or "cargo" on rockets and cargo ships before returning to their HAB platform to climb at the end of the match.

Name T-Shirt Launcher
Year 2015-2018
The Robot:

Launches t-shirts at games at Stillwater Area High School.


Name Phineas
Year 2018
Ranking 24
Record 5-4-0
The Robot:

Has a pair of arms equipped with spoked intake motors all allowed to ascend and descend to the various necessary levels.


The Challenge:

FIRST Power Up is a game that has a retro 8-bit theme and teams are required to place milk crates, or "power cubes", on large balancing scales to tip the scale and gain ownership. Alliances can also trade power cubes for power ups, giving them a temporary advantage in a match. At the end of the match, robots can climb the tower attached to the centre balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points.

Name The Felix
Year 2017
Ranking 43
Record 3-5-0
The Robot:

Able to pick a gear, place it on spring, and can climb the rope.


The Challenge:

In FIRST Steamworks, the game has a steampunk theme and teams are required to shoot wiffle balls which represent fuel into a simulated boiler which transfers the generated steam into an airship in the middle of the field. Each alliance has one airship, which they pressurize with steam from the boiler and load with plastic gears from the field. At the end of the match, robots can climb and hang on team-supplied ropes attached to the airship for additional points.

Name The Rook
Year 2016
Ranking 25
Record 4-4-0
The Robot:

Can collect and launch balls with visual tracking and could go over one of the terrains


The Challenge:

In FIRST Stronghold, teams compete against each other to breach their opponents’ defenses and capture their tower. Teams score points by crossing elements of their opponents’ outer works, scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower goals, and surrounding and scaling their opponents’ tower itself.

Name The Recycler
Year 2015
Ranking 55
The Robot:

Able to stack and carry recycling bins up to the highest level for competition


The Challenge:

Recycle Rush is a recycling-themed game and during it, two teams compete simultaneously to score points by stacking Totes on Scoring Platforms, capping those stacks with Recycling Containers, and properly disposing of Litter, represented by pool noodles, in designated locations. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all scoring elements used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST at the end of the season.

Name The Sniper
Year 2014
Ranking 8
Record 7-4-1
The Robot:

Able to pick up, pass, and launch giant balls


The Challenge:

Aerial Assist is played by two competing teams on a large field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance receives.

Name The Frisbro
Year 2013
Ranking 27
Record 4-4-0
The Robot:

Able to shoot frisbees into goals and lift itself and hang from a bar at the end of competition


The Challenge:

Ultimate Ascent is played by two competing alliances on a large field. Each team competes to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the alliance receives. The match ends with robots attempting to climb on pyramids located near the middle of the field. The robot earns points based on how high it climbs.

Name The Rebounder - State Champion
Year 2012
Ranking 3
Record 9-4-0
The Robot:

Able to pick up and launch basketballs


The Challenge:

Rebound Rumble is played by two competing Alliances on a large field. They compete to score as many basketballs into their hoops as they can during a match. The higher the hoop in which the basketball is scored, the more points the Alliance receives. The match ends with robots attempting to balance on bridges located at the middle of the field.

Name The Groover
Year 2011
Ranking 26
Record 5-4-0
The Robot:

Able to pick up game pieces and hang them.


The Challenge:

Logo Motion incorporated the FIRST logo as game pieces. Each Alliance must hang as many of the logo game pieces (inflated trianges, circles, and squares) on the scoring grids located on each end of the field as possible. The higher a game piece is hung on the grid, the more points the alliance receives. Any logo piece hung on the same peg as an Ubertube receives double points. If the logo pieces are assembled in the order of the FIRST logo (triangle, circle, then square) the points for the row are doubled.

Name Kelly
Year 2010
Ranking 50
Record 3-4-3
The Robot:

U/K


The Challenge:

Robots play Breakaway on a large rectangular field. Robots direct soccer balls into goals, traverse "bumps" in the field, suspend themselves and each other on towers, and/or go through a tunnel located in the center of the field.The field is bordered by a set of guardrails and alliance walls. During the game matches, the robots are controlled from alliance stations located outside the ends of the field. These rectangular zones consist of three team player stations that provide connectivity between the controls used by the robot operators and the arena. Goals are located at the corners of the field, and extend behind the alliance and adjacent to the player stations. After goals are scored, human players must pick up the balls and pass them to the center of the alliance station to be placed on a ball return rack, after which they will re-enter play at midfield. Teams are penalized if balls are not re-entered within a set time limit.

Name Jesse
Year 2009
Ranking 39
Record 3-6-0
The Robot:

U/K


The Challenge:

The goal of LUNACY is to score as many of the game pieces in the opposing side's trailers as possible. Robots start out in front of the opposite alliances' human players. There is a 15-second autonomous period, during which robots operate according to programs that teams download to their robot, and a 2-minute Teleoperated period, where robots are driven and controlled by a human drive subteam at one end of the field. Empty cells (also worth 2 points) must be handed to a robot by the "payload specialist" at the mid-field position known as the "outpost". The robot must deliver the Empty Cell to their human player on one of the corners in order to get a Super Cell that is worth 15 points. A robot can only carry one Empty Cell at a time. Super Cells can only be put into play during the last 20 seconds of play, and only if the human player has been delivered an Empty Cell.

Name Jeeves
Year 2009
The Robot:

Personal project.


Name Jeff Jr.
Year 2008
Ranking 31
Record 4-5-0
The Robot:

U/K


The Challenge:

FIRST Overdrive is played on a large, carpeted field, divided lengthwise by a fence into Red and Blue zones. The game includes giant balls called "Trackballs". Two three-team alliances race around the track while manipulating the trackballs to score points.