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F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team STEMpunk #4531!

Manitowoc County Fair

August 25th - 30th in the Merchants Building

Stop in and check out the Lakeshore FIRST Robotics group at the Manitowoc County Fair! We will have tables for all ages setup - FLL, FTC and FRC, including hands on demo's!



Maxwell Street Days

Friday August 7th, 9am - 4pm

We will have a table setup near Schroeders Department Store this Friday. Stop in and check out the robot, buy a pair of goggles and chat with students impacted by the program! Lots of vendors, arts and crafts will be on display downtown Two Rivers!

We will be meeting on Wednesday the 5th from 6p-7p at Mishicot HS to load up and put the finishing touches on the goggles!

Team Meeting

Wednesday July 29th

Stop in and take a look at the freshly waxed robotics room! A new parts rack is up and we have numerous FTC and FRC projects going! Bring your friends!


Visit us at the great Midwest Music Extravaganza on Tuesday June 30th

STEMpunk will be competing with other FIRST Robotics teams at Summerfest, promoting STEM education and having fun driving the robots. Stop in and see us!

Team Meeting Saturday June 27th, 9am-Noon

We need to get the robot in running condition, pack tools and charge batteries. If anyone is available to transport the robot to competition on Tuesday in Milwaukee, please contact Nathan!

Team Meeting Friday @ 5:30

Bring your friends! What items do we need for next year? Teambuilding events - paintballing & frisbee golf? Lots of ideas will be tossed around, be there if you can!

Recycling Drive a Success!

Thank you to those who dropped off electronics! There were a hundred TV's, numerous large appliances and many pallets of goods saved from the landfill! We appreciate those who gave their time in the rain to help unload vehicles and do some heavy lifting!

Electronics Recycling Drive

STEMpunk 4531 is partnering with the Two Rivers Optimist Club to put on an Electronics Recycling Drive in front of the Two Rivers Community Center on 1700 West Park Street in Two Rivers, WI from 9am to 1pm Saturday May 30th. Nearly anything with a cord is accepted!

We take irons, vacuums, cell phones hair dryers, pretty much anything electronic. We hope to see you there!

FIRST Scholarships

Be sure to check out the FIRST Scholarships page. There are over $20 Million in scholarships available to FIRST Robotics Students - Not only in engineering, but nearly every field!

2015 Wisconsin Regional Update

Thank you to everyone who traveled to support STEMpunk at the regional in Milwaukee! It was great to see so many parents, spectators and alumni there! We also want to shout out to Christina and Anatole for volunteering at the event! Keep an eye on the team calendar - new events are being posted soon!

Visit us at the Wisconsin Regional!
Thursday - Saturday @ US Cellular Arena, Milwaukee

Admission is free to the public! You can also checkout the live video stream for Friday & Saturday.

One Last Meeting before Milwaukee

We will be meeting Tuesday 3/17/15 from 6:30pm to 8pm to touch up a few things and load the trailer. The more help the quicker everything gets loaded!

Projects to complete before Wisconsin Regional

Northern Lights Regional 2015

View the photo gallery here!

Northern Lights Regional Live Stream

STEMpunk Match Schedule

Match # Time: Team:
Q5 9:28a Red 1
Q16 10:55a Blue 2
Q21 11:30a Red 2
Q35 2:08p Red 1
Q43 3:04p Blue 1
Q56 4:35p Blue 1
Q66 9:14a Red 3
Q72 9:56a Red 1
Q84 11:20a Blue 3

Northern Lights Regional

We made it to Duluth! Watching Monty Python on the bus is always fun, but we are really looking forward to un-bagging the robot and hitting the practice field!

Sussex Practice Regional

Be at Valders High School at 7am to board the bus! Wear your Steampunk costumes and bring money for breakfast/lunch.

Hard At Work in Week 6!

The robot is nearly together! Drive Base is, well...driving! Check out our 2015 Photo Gallery!

Open House a Hit!

Thank you to all of the parents, school staff and sponsors that came to our open house! We had a great time presenting the robot and showing what all of our hard work has been going towards!

STEMpunk OPEN HOUSE and Travel meeting SUNDAY 2/8/15

Friends, Parents, sponsors and school administration are invited to our Open House on Sunday 2/8/15, Noon, in the Mishicot High School Library. Students will be showing off their progess and demo the robot, share skills learned and strategies for competition.


Only 2 Weeks left in Build season!


Students and Parents must register on the FIRST STIMS (Student Team Information Management System) in order to travel/compete at regionals. This is a requirement of FIRST!! Both Students and Parents must login (create an account if you are new) and complete the Consent & Release form!

Week 3 is upon us!

Check out our build photos - the gallery is in full swing. The electrical team has the CANbus working and our new driverstation is looking sharp! We started migrating the drivetrain and electronics from the kit bot, over to our new base and will be building the lift mechanism starting Monday!

Task List

Driver Station

Week 1 Update

FIRST STEMpunk 4531 Season Update 1

FTC Team STEMpocalypse Robot

STEMpocalypse has been working hard on their robot and have the shooter nearly complete!

Team Meeting Update 1/4/15

We brainstormed and decided on a drive train! Below is an image of the Pugh Matrix. We also started brainstorming ideas for controlling the recycling bins which is our primary focus for this game. More to come on that tomorrow!

2015 Game Animation!

Field/Game walkthrough

Please read through the 2015 Game Manual for Recycle Rush and watch the Field Tour Videos. A thorough understanding of the rules is crucial and the walkthrough videos help clarify the field and rules.

KICKOFF in T-2 Days!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Valders High School on Saturday @ 9am for Kickoff! Travel funds are due at this time - once collected we will be watching the live game broadcast and go through the rules with Droid Rage, James Bot and the Green Bay East Team before breaking into brainstorming sessions.

Steampunk Goggles available for purchase online

Checkout the Lakeshore FIRST Robotics Store here!

Upcoming Events!

Monday December 22nd at 8pm - FRC TOP 25 will be revealing a game hint on their webcast and have some fun planned with a few special guests!

Team Meeting December 29th - We will be meeting at Mishicot High School @ 5:30pm to finish up Shop Training to students can use the power tools and also touch on what to expect at kickoff!

Season Kickoff January 3rd @ Valders High School 9am - Everyone needs to attend, we will be watching the NASA broadcast with this years challenge and deciding on our gameplay strategy / brainstorming. There will be a potluck lunch - I'll be sending an email letting everyone know what to bring!

Training at Marquette University

For those signed up for the Marquette University FIRST Robotics Training, the bus will be leaving from Valders High School at 7am sharp on December 13th. Please arrive 10 minutes early. If you havene't already paid, remember your $10 plus a bagged lunch or money for lunch in their food court.

FLL Regional @ Lakeshore Technical College
Saturday and Sunday November 15 & 16th 8am - 5pm

Join us at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland for the the Lakeshore FLL Regional. This event is FREE to the public and you can check out all 3 levels of FIRST Robotics - including full demo's by FTC and FRC Teams from around the state. We hope to see you all there!

Tuesday November 4th 6pm - 7pm

The 2015 Season Signup Meeting is Tuesday November 4th in the Mishicot High School Library. If you or a friend are at all interested in participating for the 2015 season you must attend the meeting with a parent or guardian! Please plan ahead - the only alternate meeting is the day before at Valders High School - entrance 'Q' on Monday November 3rd at 6:30pm.

@ Marquette University Saturday December 13th

This is highly recommended for both rookie and veteran members. Let Nathan know what classes you are interested in taking. The team will be carpooling to Milwaukee and back! More details and class listing/descriptions is here.

Shop Safety Training

Training to be able to use the shop equipment will take place Tuesday October 28th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is a good thing to get out of the way before the rush of the build season!

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2014 Wisconsin Regional Imagery Award Recepient
2014 Northern Lights Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
2013 Wisconsin Regional Highest Rookie Seed award winner
2013 Wisconsin Regional Rookie All-Star award recepient