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Week 5 Update

It’s week 5 and the robot is coming along. Scouting is finished with their system. The business sub-team is figuring out media branding/graphic design, fundraising, finding sponsors, and creating a pamphlet to give to businesses. Programming is working on coding a vision system, so far the robot can follow the color green. Communications is working on polishing and revamping our social media. Build and electrical are hard at work on the robot. Game pieces are being built to help us improve our strategies, so we can see what our robot can and cannot do.
We will not be attending the week zero event at Simley High School, but we will be attending the Duluth Regional on March 5th. We are extremely excited for this event, hopefully everyone can get to go!


A big thank you to all the parents and mentors ( and students) who helped with carpools. Thank you also to mentors who stayed and helped. None of this would be possible without you.

This year’s game is called FIRST stronghold. For our build schedule please refer to Mr. Lefeber’s page.  

The link to the game manual ( which everyone should read) is here. You can also find the game video on YouTube.

Don’t forget build starts Tuesday at 3:17 right after school. More snacks are still needed.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Millerbots!

We hope you are having a magical winter break.

Just a few reminders,

  • Parent meeting about kickoff and build will be Thursday  January 7th ( if you/your child have not already experienced a FRC competition you are highly encouraged to attend)
  • Kickoff is Jan. 9th-only 15 days away!



Barnes & Noble Community Outreach

“A huge thank you to the fantastic robotics students for volunteering their time at the Washburn Barnes & Noble fundraiser! They were there all morning and afternoon, and they gave many children the thrill of driving a robot. Millerbot was great (although a few of the little kids were too scared to get their photo taken with him 😀) Robotics soccer was fast paced & exciting.
The demonstrations made the day much more fun and the students were great ambassadors for Washburn and the robotics program. It’s so cool that the bodies of the vehicles are 3D printed!
Many thanks!”

Tristen Lindemann (Washburn Parent)

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Birthday!


Lunch was more festive than usual today! To celebrate the birthdays of two of our team mates,
Erzsi (left) and Thor (right) Erzsi brought in a chocolate cake covered in Millerbot pride! Happy birthday you two and thank you for spending your days with the Millerbots!
The millerbots are thankful for our coaches,  mentors, parents and our generous sponsors. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving !!




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