Marlee Hein from the University of Minnesota interviewed our team and produced these two video clips about the game and about our team. Awesome work, Marlee!
We celebrate the things that really matter to us, and this year our had a lot to celebrate! Each and every member of our community, including each student, mentor, parent, sponsor and more was necessary to build a robot and a community that earned a spot to the World Championships this year.
At North Star, our breakneck drive team took our rigorously engineered robot all the way to finals. They played well, match after match, ending up on the 6th seed alliance. We lost – only to the first seed alliance, earning a ticket to FIRST World Championship!
We do more than robots. We build learners and explores.
In addition to playing great games and having a lot of fun, the team was recognized for something we worked really hard on. The Quality Award celebrates machine robustness in concept and
fabrication. The judges wrote:
Attention to detail.
You can see great workmanship in the pit, paint, cart, and
All can believe the quality of this team’s purple bot to
be no myth
Way to go team!
We arrived at the Northern Lights competition in Duluth on Wednesday night, with 23 students, 5 mentors and two robots. Our competition bot – Watt – performed beautifully and got lots of complements. Our team played hard, swiftly moving gears across the field and climbing the rope to board the airship. We finished 13th – not bad!
The group came home tired but jubilant, bubbling with ideas of things to do before our next competition in Minneapolis.
On Saturday, the 7th of 2017, the new game, FIRST Steamworks, was released and explained in full detail to participating teams! We, along with multiple other St. Paul-based teams, attended Kickoff at Central High School. This year’s game involves gathering resources to prepare an airship for liftoff. After viewing the game’s animation and reading the rules, we split into small groups and went through a structured creative process After this we came together to combine our ideas. This involved team-wide discussion and goal-setting to decide on the direction of our robot’s design. Full steam ahead!
All four Mythical Robotics Lego League teams competed on Sunday at Capitol Hill Magnet: Buick Builders, Brick Heads, Phoenix, and the Avalon Reapers. They did a fantastic job with their robots, projects, and core values. It was also a blast to be together, along with FTC Athena who came to do a demo.
Teams Mythic (boys) and Athena (girls) competed last weekend, ending up on opposing alliances. Both teams played hard, and did great. Athena led the first rank alliance. Mythic was on the second place winning alliance. Go FTC!