Author: Greg Doig

2018 West Michigan Event Video Playlist

We have created a video playlist on YouTube of the official First in Michigan Video recordings from our first event this year. The team is readying for their next event in Marysville on April 5th. Go BIROBOT! Stop by the shop and grab your merch. Any and all purchases go towards supporting the team. Thank you! You can view the playlist menu by clicking on the horizontal bars, top left, in the image below. To the right of the bars it shows 1/14 2018 West Michigan Qualification Match...

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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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