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The Benefits of a C.N.C.

One of the unique tools the Beaver Island robotics team uses is a C.N.C. router. We use this useful tool to precisely cut wood and aluminum pieces for the team’s robot. In the 2022-2023 Charged Up season we used aluminum cut by...

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How and Why, we Use CAD for are Robots

We design our robots using CAD. Computer-aided design, more commonly known as CAD, is the use of computers in the design process across a wide range of different industries. It is primarily used to create highly accurate 2D and...

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Expenses and Fundraising

We were tasked to report on various aspects of the Beaver Island Robot Team, or The Gang. Creating a robot is expensive, and keeping the people who work on it free of asbestos is also costly. A great deal of fundraising is...

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Working as a Team

As we work as a team, we actually get a lot done. Like last year, we got our robot done earlier so we had two weeks to work on the code for our robot. Sometimes we have to use Fusion 360, where we have to make some parts for our...

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To Swerve Or Not To Swerve

In the year 2023, our team reached a significant milestone by successfully integrating a swerve drive system into our robot which was a first in our team’s history. The journey was not without its share of challenges, but...

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The importance of coding in robotics.

This season, like all other seasons, we will be relying heavily on coding for our robot to work. This year, we will be coding our robot to do something pertaining to the subject of music and show. We are not sure exactly what we...

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We are boodling with swerve!

Beaver Island has a great tradition called the boodle, which is a leisurely drive around our island with stops to hike, enjoy the view or dance a jig. This evening our team added swerving to that list as we successfully tested...

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Upcoming Events

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all-day bIrobot Robotics Camp @ Beaver Island Community School
bIrobot Robotics Camp @ Beaver Island Community School
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bIrobot Robotics Camp @ Beaver Island Community School
We are working on plans for our summer robotics camp. Right now, it looks like we will have enough older students to be mentors and run the camp. We plan to run a mini FRC[...]

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Our Sponsors

We thank all of our sponsors at all levels for their support Every donation is important. We recognize our major donors below.

Past Sponsors

 

Wave power Sponsors

Solar Power Sponsors

Stratego Partners

 

Wind Power Sponsors

Hydro Power Sponsors

Biomass power Sponsors

  • John Cwikiel
  • Linda Wearn
  • Narendra Bhatia
  • Frank Solle

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