Because robots are expensive

Several northland high schools have been successful with their robotics teams.

One local team, the Duluth East Daredevils, led the way in the early years and has since helped numerous northland high schools build their own award-winning teams.

On Tuesday night the daredevils held their “Revel with the Daredevils” open house fundraiser. They served a delicious pasta dinner, held a silent auction, had a bake sale and of course conducted robot demonstrations at the school.

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Noah Mason is the programming captain for the daredevils. He told us robotics is great because it teaches kids good skills in a fun environment.

“This is a club,” Mason said with a smile. “We do alot of things together. You can meet new friends, you can build relationships with people, and you get to learn important skills.”

The Duluth east daredevils were one of the first robotics teams in the region, having their rookie season back in 2008.

Mason said they are looking forward to many more years of success with their own robots and years of helping other northland high school teams too.