Week two update

Week two has come to a close!

As of right now, we are right on schedule, and if we continue as we’re going, we’ll have two robots built and ready to go by the week zero scrimmage hosted by Eagan’s robotics team, Blue Twilight.

Here’s where the Millerbots are!

This week in build we completed our prototype manipulator, which is a winch and grabber mechanism so that at the end of the match, we can attach to the rope, and climb it.

In electronics we finished our test bed so that we could begin making sure all of our components are fully functional, and so that programming could begin figuring out how they were going to write the brain of the robot

In scouting, we finished the pit scouting sheet as well as the match scouting sheet and started the excel spreadsheet which helps us to analyze matches during comp.

Week one update

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We spent most of week one prioritizing how we are planning on scoring this season. Students have been doing awesome collaboration, have been very patient, and supportive of each others ideas. They have made game pieces out of cardboard and prototyped mechanisms using VEX as well as other technologies. We are excited for all that week 2, and beyond, will hold.

This year’s game

In this year’s game robots pick up fuel( softball sized wiffle balls) and plastic gears(actually sprockets) to get points. Additionally in the last 30 seconds robots can climb a rope for more points. For more information click here


MN Splash


This Saturday, the 3rd of December, the U of M is hosting Splash. Splash is a full day workshop event for FIRST students hosted by GOFIRST Robotics at the University of Minnesota. The event is meant to help students gain a basic understanding of parts of FRC that they do not yet understand. This event serves as both an introduction to vital skills for those new to the FIRST Robotics Competition and a good refresher for experienced members.    (We highly recommend students go to this event.)

The sessions offered this year can be viewed here.

When: Saturday, December 3rd 9 AM-3 PM

This event cost $6 online and $9 at the door.

We will be carpooling to this event. Please email us if you need a ride or if you can give one.

Update time !

A big thank you to all the parents, mentors, coaches, and people who came out to help make this year possible and a huge success !!!

Thank you for your donations of :

  • Your talent
  • Your food
  • Your money
  • Your children
  • Your cars
  • And all you do as parents

We couldn’t do this without you !
See you all back next year !


Watch your emails for upcoming events !
The past two pre-build weeks were awesome. We had a great turn out and many enthusiastic new team members.

New members have been working diligently on the trainer bots, which are basic robots that help simulate what we will actually be building during our build season. They have also been learning about the daily tasks that must be preformed like signing in, unpacking the closet and cleaning up.


Just a reminder to parents and members the monster dash, which one of the big fundraisers we participate in, is taking place this Saturday the 29th.

We will be handing out water to runners who are running the 5k for the Monster Dash.
Our assigned location is the 5k Party City Water Stop, and we need to be there at 8:30 am (I advise you leave earlier to get there on time). Our shift will be over at around 11:30 am.
The location is the turn around for the race which will be near the Upper Landing Park on Sheppard Road, Very close the Science Museum.
   -Click here for a map of the race course. We will be meeting at “Half Finish”
   -Here are also the rough coordinates you can input in a map for directions: 44.941727, -93.098269
Parking should be relatively easy by the apartments near the river – or in the Science Museum ramp.
In order to receive $500 for our participation, we need at least 20 volunteers to show up.
If you don’t have any way to get to the location just email us at millerbots@gmail.com, and we will help find you a ride.

Welcome Back

A big thank you to all the parents who made this year possible and a huge success !!!

Thank you for your donations of :

  • Talent
  • Food
  • Money
  • Your children
  • Your cars







Hey Millerbots,

Welcome back for the 2016-2017 season ! We will be having our returning team member meeting on Thursday, Sept 15th after school in Le Feber’s room. If you are unable to make it please send us an email.

If you are interested in joining the Millerbots, please come to our informational meeting on Thursday Sept. 22nd, after school in room 119b.  We will be talking all about what  we do and who we are.  Although you are welcome to join at any time, we find that many benefit from first attending this meeting.

Have an awesome day !


Welcome to the online home of the Washburn Robotics team 2549. We are a group of high school students 9th-12th grade. Each year we build 120lb robots to complete challenges posed by a new game we get each year. Come join our team!
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