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Duluth East Daredevils Gearing Up for Robotics World Championships

April 24, 2017 08:48 AM

After months of preparing and competing, the Duluth East Daredevils will see how their robot stacks up against the best in the world. The FIRST Robotics World Championships are in St. Louis this week.

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Cameron Anderson, a co-captain, and Olivia Nelson, the safety captain, stopped by GMN ahead of their early Tuesday departure for Missouri.  

This year, Cameron says their challenge is two-fold.

“You have two main components of the game. You can place gears to get points and you can shoot wiffle balls to get points. Both are equally important,” said Cameron.

They've already traveled to Iowa to compete, but in St. Louis they will be competing against the best of the best. They are a little nervous, but excited to see how they do. The competition runs from Thursday, April 27 - Saturday, April 29.

“I enjoy making a robot for a different purpose, a different game every year. It's kind of cool to have to change your mindset to make a different robot,” said Olivia.

To help with travel and program costs, the Daredevils have a fundraiser on Friday, May 12, at Duluth East High School. They will have a taco dinner, bake sale, silent auction, and kids learning station. Tickets are $10 person or $25 per family. More details can be found here


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