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bIrobot Movie Festival

We invite you to attend the 2nd Annual bIrobot Movie Festival where we feature films that feature robots.  Before the films, the bIrobot Team will take to the stage to explain what FIRST is all about, demonstrate their robots and answer questions.  This year we will also display our award winning pit facade and other materials that we used to promote Beaver Island at our events this season. Our feature films this year are Wall-e (featuring the robot Wall-e and his pals) at 3:00 p.m. and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (featuring Marvin the Paranoid Android) at 7:00. ...

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2018 FIM Marysville Event Video Playlist

We have created a video playlist on YouTube of the official First in Michigan Video recordings from our second event this year. 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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FIm Marysville: Here’s How to Watch

After our first competition of the season we are ranked 14 out of 39 at that match, where we made it to the play-offs.  We’ve addressed some bugs in our software and our sensors and are looking forward to our second event.  It’s take hard work, good driving and some luck, but we have a chance to make it to the Michigan State Championship if we do just a bit better than we did in our first event.  You can watch to see how we do...

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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to competition we go…

Our robot is on it’s way. We have just finished build season, and our first competition is March 22nd. Our robot is equipped to suck in power cubes also known as milk crates. It can take the power cubes and raise them high, so we can put them on a switch or scale. The longer our alliance keeps possession of a switch or scale, the more points we get (one point per second). We can also climb which is pretty good because it is 30 points per climb and if all robots climb it is a ranking point. The bar in which the robot climbs on is only a foot long so it can not hold three robots; however, we have a unique side climb at which our robot can climb on the side and leave room for a robot in the front. How will the third robot climb? There is a special bonus if you put three power cubes in a slot, then push a button at the end of a match so you get a free levitation. Nonetheless, we are working hard to be ready for our first competition and hope we go far....

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all-day bIrobot Movie Festival @ Beaver Island Community Center
bIrobot Movie Festival @ Beaver Island Community Center
May 26 all-day
bIrobot Movie Festival @ Beaver Island Community Center
We invite you to attend the 2nd Annual bIrobot Movie Festival where we feature films that feature robots.  Before the films, the bIrobot Team will take to the stage to explain what FIRST is all[...]

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  • Ed Wojan Realty
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  • Kasson Contracting, Inc.
  • Olson Construction LLC
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  • Beaver Island Boat Shop
  • Barbara Dart
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  • Robert Turner
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    & Dalwhinnie Deli
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  • Cameron Bartlett
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  • Beaver Island Boat Company
  • Bill Kohn
  • Barbara Dartt
  • Dr. Charles & Terry Carey
  • Mark & Kathleen Chester
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  • Mike Epping State Farm Agent
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  • Jack & Judy Gallagher
  • BIC Center
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  • Dr. Brad & Pam Grassmick
  • Ken McDonald
  • John & Lonnie Ochs
  • Richards Rental Management
  • Beaver Island Real Estate One
  • Beaver Island Christian Church
  • Donna Stambaugh
  • E.J. Hodgson Enterprises
  • Charlevoix ScreenMasters
  • Marlene Wiser
  • Budget Rent-A-Car Charlevoix, Inc.
  • Lisa Doig
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  • Johans Pastry Shop
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