Author: bIrobot Admin

TuneGenie Re-PowerUps as Level 4 Sponsor

We are please to announce that our very first external sponsor has not only renewed their commitment to Team bIrobot, but powered up a level by increasing their donation. TuneGenie is in their third year of support, this year as a PowerUp! Level 4 sponsor. TuneGenie provides media integration services to broadcast stations and others that want to tightly integrate audio an video in their websites.Their developer group has created patent-pending technology that makes it easy to include a seamless media experience on websites. You can see an example of their technology at work at...

Read More

Ed Wojan Realty Joins as Sponsor

Long time Beaver Island real estate firm Ed Wojan Realty has joined bIrobot as a sponsor. The firm’s leader, Ed Wojan, has been selling homes and lots on every part of the island for over 35 years. He is a 5th generation Islander. His mother’s family, the McDonoughs, came here in 1858 and his dad’s family came here logging in 1935. Except for the four years he spent away at college Ed has lived and worked on the Island all his life. His support means a lot to...

Read More

Caldwell Intellectual Property Joins as Sponsor

bIrobot proudly welcomes Caldwell Intellectual Property as a team sponsor.  We are excited to have them as Caldwell represents start-ups (among others) in protecting their IP.  They specialize in patent prosecution matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Caldwell IP has locations in Cambridge, MA on MIT’s campus and near Harvard University and in Burlington, VT.  Team bIrobot thanks everyone at Caldwell IP for supporting...

Read More

New Equipment for 2018

For our 2018 season we have some spiffy new equipment.  We’ve envied the tool carts and equipment trailers we saw other teams using at competitions and now, thanks to some donors, we have one of each to use for the 2018 season.  Roberts John Service on Beaver Island has donated the use of a tool cart for our pit (and volunteered to build some kit for our pit, too).  And another donor has made an equipment trailer available for our use, which will be handy to get the tool cart and our new pit kit back and forth to...

Read More

We are steaming up a NEW FRC Season at bIrobot

Last year’s robot is out of the storage room and we are getting ready for the kick-off event on January 7th.  Because the bulk of our team is also plays on the BICS basketball squad and they have a game in Kinross in the UP the morning of kick-off, we’ll be attending the Kick-off Event at Lake Superior State University.  There we’ll learn the details for this year’s event.  And this year, we’ll have a little bit better idea of what’s going on.  We already know the theme for this year is Steamworks (which is why we are steamed...

Read More

Support bIrobot

bIrobot Movie Festival in:


Upcoming Events

all-day FIRST World Championships @ Cobo Hall
FIRST World Championships @ Cobo Hall
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
FIRST World Championships @ Cobo Hall | Detroit | Michigan | United States
 This year the FIRST world championship events are split between two locations–Houston and Detroit.  We didn’t make it this year (there is always next season), but we are looking into a trip to the event[...]
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[...]

Recent Tweets

  • Happy Easter from FRC Team 6098 bIrobot.
  • At FIM West Michigan and raring to go! #omgrobots
  • bIrobot (and our pal HAL 9000) invite you and your team to visit Beaver Island! (We are better hosts than HAL.)
  • Powering through :)
  • It's Stop Build Day for FRC Teams including Beaver Island's bIrobot Team. To count down the final two hours, we…eC

Our Sponsors

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

PowerUp! Level 5

  • Don Langford
  • Judy & Kevin Boyle

PowerUp! Level 4

PowerUp! Level 3

  • Stratego Partners

PowerUp! Level 2

  • Dr. Charles & Carol Creasser
  • Bob & Alana Anderson
  • Bryan & Becca Foli
  • Larry & Mary Ellen Dawson
  • Ed Wojan Realty
  • Audrey Vandyke
  • Kasson Contracting, Inc.
  • Olson Construction LLC
  • Andy & Sally Stebbins
  • Beaver Island Boat Shop
  • Barbara Dart
  • Bruce & Lenore Jacobson
  • Bingham Insurance Services
  • Robert Turner
  • McDonough’s Market
    & Dalwhinnie Deli
  • Dr. Bruce & Edy Allen
  • Cameron Bartlett
  • Carriage House Antiques & Gifts
  • Beaver Island Boat Company
  • Bill Kohn
  • Barbara Dartt
  • Dr. Charles & Terry Carey
  • Mark & Kathleen Chester
  • Fank & Dana D’Andria
  • Chris & Connie Deruiter
  • Lauren Doig
  • Mike Epping State Farm Agent
  • Dale & Terry Keyes
  • Jack & Judy Gallagher
  • BIC Center
  • Shipwreck Shirts
  • 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
  • Smiley Family Dentistry PC

PowerUp! Level 1

  • Andy’s Grooming Barn
  • Steven King
  • Narendra & Nishta Bahtia
  • BEC International Logistics
  • Charles & Elizabeth Boyle
  • Wil Cwikiel
  • Eager Beaver Clean & Store
  • Jon & Sally Fogg
  • Johans Pastry Shop
  • Gerald & Tammy LaFreniere
  • KM Construction
  • Mike & Susi Meyers
  • Pete & Deb Plastrick
  • Dr. Paul Reed
  • Ken & Betty Skoggins
  • Don & Nancy Tritsch
  • Bob & Maureen Turner
  • Ryann Turner
  • Linda Wearn
  • Northern Islander
  • Richard Roane
  • Sidney & Lily Smit
  • Ron & Patty Wojan
  • Michelle LaFreniere
  • Coming from bIrobot