Southern Manitowoc County Droid Rage
"We don't build robots, We build people"
Team Event Calendar
Keep up to date on team events with our google calendar!
Mandatory Signup Meeting!!!
Monday November 3rd 6:30 - 7:30pm @ Valders High School
The 2015 Season Signup Meeting is Monday November 3rd in the Valders High School - entrance 'Q'. If you or a friend are at all interested in participating for the 2015 season you must attend the meeting with a parent or guardian! Please plan ahead - the only alternate meeting is the day after at Mishicot High School in the library.
FIRST Robotics Seminars & Training
@ Marquette Univeresity Saturday December 13th
This is highly recommended for both rookie and veteran members. Let Mr. Evans know what classes you are interested in taking. The team will be carpooling to Milwaukee and back! More details and class listing/descriptions is here
Kickoff Saturday January 4th at 8:45am
Be in your seats, ready to go by 9am at the latest. Kickoff is being held at: Kohler Engine Plant 900 Highland Drive Kohler Wisconsin 53044. Click here for a map!
Pre-Season Training January 2nd at Valders High School from 5:30 to 9pm
The purpose of the meeting is to give the entire team an overview of Drive platforms and manipulators. Then break in to sub groups for training.
Are you ready for ROBOFEST at the State Fairgrounds?
We will be leaving from Valders at 5:30am (be there by 5:15) and be competing with 14 teams from around the state!
FLL and FTC Kickoff Saturday 9/7/13 at Valders High School
Teams will be gathering at Valders High School in the cafetorium this Saturday to sign paperwork and watch the live video stream from NASA. Are you ready for the unveiling of this years project and fields?
Teambuilding Event July 20th @ 2pm
We will be playing kickball in the park and grilling out at Arrows house. Come join in the fun!
SUMMERFEST DEMO July 4th
Droid Rage will be joining Charger Robotics and several other teams to showcase FIRST Robotics at Summerfest in Milwaukee from noon to 3pm! Volunteer help is needed to make this event a success. This is a great opportunity for students to drive the robot and see some bands as well! ALL STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS SIGN THE LIABILITY WAIVER. We will be meeting at the Park and Ride across from the Applebee’s in Manitowoc at 9:00 am on the 4th of July, and as a reward for those students who volunteered, we will be returning to Manitowoc at 2:00 am on July 5th after the Skillet Concert.
Teambuilding Events planned for June & August
Two teambuilding events are planned. One is a water-balloon fight Saturday June 29th at Schuette Park in Manitowoc. The other is a trip to Bay Beach in August (date TBA)! See the team calendar for details.
Team Meeting Wednesday April 10th, 5:30pm
The team will be taking care of loose ends from the season and getting the room and shop storage space in order. If you have paid for, but not gotten your apparel please stop in and get it.
Scholarship Deadlines Approaching!
Follow this link to view scholarships with deadlines before World Championships.
Duluth Update - Day 2, Qualification Rounds
Here are our match results for today. We will add shooting to our repitoire right away in the morning!
Duluth Update - Lunchtime DAY 2, Qualification Rounds
As of lunchtime we have competed in 3 matches with 4 more matches after lunch. Our match results are below. Also view a live feed of the regional here!
Duluth Update - DAY 1, Practice Rounds
Today we setup the pit and unpacked the robot which passed inspection with 3tenths of a pound to spare! We hit the practice field for 1 match providing a defensive front. The crew worked on the robot in the pits until nearly 8pm tweaking the shooter and climbing programs. Qualification matches begin at 9am Friday morning! Keep updated on match scores and team standings here.
Our Marquee Video & The 10 Commandments of Robotics
Milwaukee Fan Bus
Parents and Students - On Saturday March 23rd there will be a fan bus leaving from Valders High School at 9am to go to US Cellular Arena for the playoff matches. The bus will then return Saturday night at the conclusion of the competition. Please contact Arrow Guetschow or Jim Evans to reserve your seat.
Follow this link to view the season build log - it will be updated frequently to allow all members to see our progress and know what will be happening in future team meetings.
Game Animation Video
2013 SEASON KICKOFF!
We welcome Students, Parents, Mentors and Kohler Executives to join us at Kohler Engines world headquarters and join our robotics teams as we view the live webcast video and read through the detailed rules for the first time (Directions Here)
8:45am - Please arrive at Kohler Engines
9:00am - Sponsor Recognition
9:30am - Video's and Discussion of upcoming Robot innovations from MIT & around the world
10:00am - Video of Game
10:30am - Break into groups & summarize 2013 rules
12:30pm - break for lunch (pizza/Soda will be provided)
1:30pm - Groups will present a summary of the rules
2:00pm - Begin Brainstorming
4:00pm - Review Kit of Parts
5:00pm - break for home
Is it a FIRST Robotics game hint, or did we get “rick-rolled”???
FLL Lakeshore Regional a Success!
Thank you to everyone involved in the Lego League Regional. With 18 teams and many parents attending, the regional was a huge success!
1st Annual Lakeshore FLL Regional
Lakeshore Technical College will be hosting the Lakeshore FLL Regional! It will be held on November 10th from 8:30am - 5pm.
2012 Lego League Challenge
Droid Rage 3381 was awarded:
Wisconsin Regional Rookie All Star Award - 2010
Wisconsin Regional Imagery Award - 2011
10,000 Lakes Regional Judges Choice Award - 2012