Author: Greg Doig

Team Spirit Award For BIROBOT

Team 6098 BIROBOT had an up and down weekend in their second district event for FIRST robotics competition. They traveled to Traverse City and competed against a strong field of competitors. They were picked by the number 1 alliance and made it to the semi-finals. The good news is they qualified, once again for the Michigan State Championship. They also won the Team Spirit Award for the event. The state event is coming up real fast and they are excited to compete once...

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Mr. Jeff DeLapp New Top Level Sponsor

Jeff DeLapp is now a top-level sponsor (level 4) for BIROBOT. We would like to thank Mr. Jeff DeLapp for his generous donation to our team. Jeff DeLapp was a first-time visitor to Beaver Island last summer and plans on visiting again. He learned about BIROBOT during their rookie year from our website and videos. Mr. Jeff DeLapp knows the importance of team work and STEM for today’s students. Jeff DeLapp is currently President of McCain Foods North America Division, business investor and has over 27 years of business experience in the food industry. He is currently invested in a great seafood restaurant in Boise, Idaho named Lucky Fins. Mr. Jeff DeLapp wishes team BIROBOT best success in this year’s events....

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BBQ Grill Auction To Benefit Our Team From Powers Hardware

We received word from Dr. Jeff Powers that he is having another grill raffle. The proceeds will once again be generously donated to the BIROBOT Team from Beaver Island Community School. The last raffle raised over $3000 to help the team. This grill has a retail value near $800 Tickets are $50 each and 3 for $100 here are pics of the Traeger Wood Pellet Grill being raffled Thank you Dr Jeff Powers and Powers Hardware Store  ...

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BIROBOT Thrills All At Beaver Island Independence Day Parade 2016

Here’s a look back at some of the scenes during the parade yesterday. The team was out and about showing all the people along the parade route what a great robot they built. They sort of stole the show, especially with children, as the robot maneuvered to and fro, while throwing sweet treats to all along the parade route. It was a great experience for the team and mentors, parents, family, friends and the visitors who attended this great Beaver Island event. The crowds were bigger than ever and the delights also. BIROBOT, it’s in the bucket, and some candy...

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Upcoming Events

4:00 pm FIM District West Michigan Event @ Grand Valley State University
FIM District West Michigan Event @ Grand Valley State University
Mar 22 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 1:44 am
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[...]
4:00 pm FIM District Marysville Event @ Marysville High School
FIM District Marysville Event @ Marysville High School
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm
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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