Author: Greg Doig

A Look Back and Ready To Go

Let Season 3 begin. Here’s a little video that will take you back to where it all began and bring you up to where we are now. The team has been waiting for their first competition, this year, which is a few wake ups away from today. New team shirts have been made for the students and mentors. They arrived in time. The t-shirts are a new tri-blend and are available at our store for order. So now, sit back and take a look see at some scenes, with the team, past and...

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2018 BIROBOT Reveal

Well we have a somewhat official reveal video ready to view. Mr. Boyle came up with a Jaws Movie like intro idea. We added an outro of Jett running from the pending Jaws of the battle axe. You can see the team put together a complex robot that can perform all the required tasks in this year’s competition of PowerUp!  BTW, everything is running at test speed in these videos.  We can go much faster.  But the government won’t let us reveal that. Three letter agency stuff and all. Oh.  We weren’t...

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Congratulations Erin Wiser and Kainoa Drost FIRST Deans List Award Nominees

Team BIROBOT is proud to announce that both Erin Wiser and Kainoa Drost have been nominated and accepted as FIRST Dean’s List Award nominees. The lead mentor Kevin Boyle met with team mentors and team members to discuss the reasons that Erin and Kai have been nominated, and to gather additional input. All the mentors and team mates unanimously agreed that they are both deserving of the recognition and award. Best wishes to Erin and Kai in your interviews...

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FIM District West Michigan Event @ Grand Valley State University
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FIM District West Michigan Event @ Grand Valley State University | Allendale Charter Township | Michigan | United States
Our first District Event for the 2018 Season is at Grand Valley State University. We have tentatively selected the Sleep Inn in Allendale as our base hotel. Rooms will fill up quickly there, so if[...]
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FIM District Marysville Event @ Marysville High School
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FIM District Marysville Event @ Marysville High School | Marysville | Michigan | United States
We’ll return to Marysville High School for our second District Event of the 2018 Season.  We enjoyed competing there during our rookie year and look forward to seeing some of the teams there that helped[...]
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Michigan State Championship Event @ Saginaw Valley State University
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Michigan State Championship Event @ Saginaw Valley State University | Saginaw | Michigan | United States
The State Champ event returns to Saginaw Valley State University (where we competed last year).  Whether we return depends on our performance in the regional events at GVSU and Marysville.  We are looking at housing[...]

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