Southwest High School Robotics

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Northstar Regionals 2018 – Day 1 Afternoon Update

We have successfully undergone inspection and passed. We have received our schedule for the qualifying matches for the next two days. Our matches are highlighted in the picture below and you can see our first Regionals post for videos and updates!  

Northstar Regionals 2018 – Day 1 Schedule

Below is both the competition schedule as well as the practice match schedule. We’ll post updates here or you can follow the updates at the Blue Alliance or the FIRST archives. Feel free to drop by the pit to say hi! You will find us on the right side by the entrance to the pit area. […]

Open House – Saturday the 27th

midpoint of our six week build. Here’s the game animation so you know what we’re proposing to do with the robot: FRC Team 2129 would be very pleased to host our team’s families and friends. When: 11:00 to 1:30 on Saturday, January 27 Where:  Southwest High School, 3414 47th Street West, Room N140 The attached map […]

Outreach at Lake Harriet

On this Friday we went to Lake Harriet Lower Campus for a STEM out reach activity. We had the opportunity to let 36 students dive the robot, and also draw and design their own robots.  

MinneMini Competition

This past week end we participated in the minnemini competition. Our focus was on developing new drivers and drive teams. We field tested our prototype battery cart and have plans on how to improve it from its current set up. The battery system seamed to work well. We continued on our bumper research.     […]

Sponsor visit to Barr Engineering and TruNorth Solar

We visited sponsors Barr Engineering and TruNorth Solar on this past Thursday to both thank our sponsors and to learn about their businesses and the work that their employees do. We brought along the robot and gave a demonstration to both companies. After our presentation about our robot we had the opportunity to allow employees of the companies […]

Robots Take Over the 3M Plaza

Ultraviolet and our lead mentor Tim – a retired 3M employee who is making a difference for our team. #grateful #omgrobots #lifewith3m — Southwest Robotics (@swrobotics) August 4, 2017 Here we go! #lifewith3m #omgrobots — Southwest Robotics (@swrobotics) August 4, 2017 Explaining design and strategy to potential mentors. Join our team! #lifewith3m #omgrobots […]

Helping More Kids Get Involved in FTC!

We are helping @ftc_rubies launch 3 FTC teams – robots will be rolling through #Minneapolis National Night Out Tuesday! #NNO2017 #omgrobots — Southwest Robotics (@swrobotics) July 26, 2017 This summer, we are helping 3 new @FTCTeams get ready for the next season to strengthen the #MURAFTC program and urban robotics #FTCOutreach — FTC […]

STEAM day at Lake Harriet lower campus

We worked with students at Lake Harriet Lower School on Friday afternoon! Thirty kids drove the robot, decorated hand catapults then shot marshmallows! We brought the Southwest Ultraviolet robot to let @MPS_News Lake Harriet lower school students test drive on #STEAM Day! #omgrobots — Southwest Robotics (@swrobotics) May 6, 2017 We had so much […]

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