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FIRST Robotics Team STEMpunk #4531!

NextEra Family Day

Thank you to everyone who came to the NextEra Energy Center for their Family Day event! We had a great time working with our sister team Droid Rage #3381 and showing off all levels of the program. There were over 300 people going through our Lego League, Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition robots, some even had a chance to drive! The FLL Team "Bottle Savers" was here showing potential recruits how to program the Lego robots, giving everyone hands on experience. A special thanks to the Fox 11 Good Morning Wisconsin show for their broadcast on Monday featuring our teams!

STEMpunk member Erik handing out trees for Earth Day

Participant posing with the FTC "Drift Bot"



Students were croweded around the FIRST Lego League table the entire afternoon



FLL Team "Bottle Savers" showing attendees how to program the Lego NXT robots

The drifting bot was a popular item at the event!

Upcoming Events

Our competition season may be over, but the team has many plans and events over the upcoming months. Keep your eyes on the calendar for team meetings. If you have any personal projects or homework you are welcome to bring them. We are also working on better photo galleries for the website, stay tuned!

Wisconsin Regional Update 3

Everyone made it home safe and sound. Thank you to all of the parents and friends who travelled to Milwaukee to cheer us on! The team had a great time cheering, presenting and competing in the very tough field of veteran teams! We have a lot of exciting outreach and team building events planned, stay tuned!

Wisconsin Regional Update 2

STEMpunk was awarded the 2016 Wisconsin Regional Imagery Award. "In honor of Jack Kamen, Dean's father, for his dedication to art and illustration and his devotion to FIRST. This award celebrates attractiveness in engineering and outstanding visual aesthetic integration of machine and team appearance."
Imagery Award

Congratulations to Arrow Guetschow (Droid Rage #3381 mentor and founding mentor of STEMpunk) on being awarded the 2016 Wisconsin Regional Woody Flowers Award. "This award is presented to an outstanding Mentor in the robotics competition who best leads, inspires, teaches, and empowers their team using excellent communication skills." Congrats Arrow!

Wisconsin Regional Update 1

Despite blizzard warnings, the team made it to Milwaukee safe and sound! After mounting our ball shooter mechanism we are looking forward to competing in 10 matches over the next 2 days. Watch the live video feed on Wisconsin Regional website and At The







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Wisconsin Regional here we come!

The team spent the last couple weeks working on upgrades for the robot. In addition to our multiple autonomous modes (Cheval-de-freise, portcullis and low bar) and experienced drive team in teleop-mode, we will soon be able to shoot low goals! We are geared up and ready to compete in Milwaukee this weekend!

Lake Superior Regional - Duluth
Saturday Update

STEMpunk was graciously chosen to compete on the 6th seed alliance by Team #2538 The Plaid Pillagers and Team #2823 The Automatons. After defeating the 3rd seed alliance in the quarterfinals we went on to win our first match of the semifinal round versus the 2nd seed alliance. Unfortunately we didn't make it through to the finals match, but were excited none the less to be chosen to compete side by side with these 2 teams. Good luck in future competitions!

Keep an eye on the website for our Lake Superior Regional highlight video that is currently in the works!

Lake Superior Regional - Duluth
Friday Update

We are continuing to improve our strategy and gaining drive time and experience with the many game obstacles. We now have multiple different choices for our autonomous mode, either going under the lowbar, under the portcullis and driving up to an obstacle but not over it. We finished the day today dialing in the mode to traverse the cheval-de-freise which is exceptionally challenging. We have 2 matches tomorrow morning - check us out around 10:45am and 12:08pm on

Lake Superior Regional - Duluth
Thursday Update

We made it to Duluth safe and sound, were running for all of our practice matches and passed the robot inspection! We have a few minor upgrades to make to the robot for Qualification matches tomorrow. Watch our matches live-streamed at Our Match Schedule is:

Match Day Time
Q9 FRIDAY 3/4 9:59 am
Q14 FRIDAY 3/4 10:34 am
Q28 FRIDAY 3/4 1:18 pm
Q38 FRIDAY 3/4 2:31 pm
Q47 FRIDAY 3/4 3:34 pm
Q53 FRDAY 3/4I 4:19 pm
Q73 SATURDAY 3/5 10:48 am
Q84 SATURDAY 3/5 12:08 pm


STEMpunk Open House

Only one week until we bag up the robot! STEMpunk is hosting an open house from Noon to 1pm on Saturday February 20th in the Mishicot High School Library. Stop in and see what the students have been working on for the past 5+ weeks. The team will be presenting their design process, prototypes and final iterations of the 120lb robot!

Build Season Update

The robot and peripherals are almost complete modeled in CAD software and the drive train is being assembled!CAD Group
Drive Base Assembly

Resources and Media

Check out news articles and training resources!

Pugh Matrices!

Which qualification(s) don't quite fit with the rest?

Drive System Pugh Matrix

Design Pugh Matrix

Game Logo

Additional game information can be found on the FIRST website
Checkout photos from our kickoff event at Valders High School in our Gallery

FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff 2016

Watch the kickoff live at 9am!

First Annual New Year's Robot Fair

A shout out to all of the volunteers and participants that made this event a success. Everyone had fun and we hope to do it again next year! More photos will be uploaded over the next few days. Check out the news article here!

Robot Fair 2016Aluminum Foil Penny Boats Robot Fair 2016Building Rockets
Robot Fair 2016What is FIRST Robotics? Robot Fair 2016Launching Rockets!
Robot Fair 2016 Robot Fair 2016Aerial Assist Robot "Nemo"
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Quarterly Newsletter

View/Download our quarterly newsletter here!

Robot Fair/Scholarships/Kickoff

Kickoff the new year with Robots! Join us Saturday January 2nd from 1 to 4pm for a robot fair. See below for details!

There are over $25 million in scholarships available exclusively to FIRST participants this year! Check them out here.

January 9th - meet at Valders High School for the kickoff broadcast. Broadcast starts at 9am sharp. Building will be open by 8:30am. For the parents and alumni not able to make it, a link for the broadcast can be found here

Robot Fair @ Two Rivers Community Center
Saturday January 2nd, 1pm to 4pm

1710 W Park St, Two Rivers, WI 54241

Join us for a free afternoon of fun and learning!

FIRST Robotics team STEMpunk #4531 and the Star Splitters 4-H club invite you and kids of all ages to the Two Rivers Community House on January 2nd, 2016 from 1-4pm to discover the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Kids will get a chance to race robots on an obstacle course, build and launch rockets, create buttons, build aluminum foil boats and even see a 3D printer in action! Prize drawings will also be held at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. Prizes include rocket kits, engineering notebooks, and STEMpunk gear. Tickets for the drawings are not purchased, but awarded through participation in activities.

Get a chance to learn about rockets and robotics while having a blast!

December Training Dates Set

Lakeshore FIRST Lego League Regional 2015 Recap Video

FLL Team 7355 STEMpunk Minions Recognized

Just days prior to the regional FLL tournament, one FLL team is recognized for its efforts to reduce waste in the community! View the article in Clipper City Coop here!

Lakeshore FIRST Lego League Regional

The FRC Season is nearly upon us! Join the Lakeshore FIRST teams for the areas Lego League Regional November 14th - 15th at Lakeshore Technical College in Cleveland WI. We will have over 25 FLL Teams competing each day along with FTC and FRC exhibition matches! (Yes, Charger Robotics has graciously agreed to bring their full-size FRC playing field again this year!).

Lakeshore FIRST Newsletter

View or download our Fall Newsletter!

Team Signup Meeting Friday Night!

A reminder to all current team members and new students interested in joining the team - there are only 2 signup meetings remaining! Students must attend with a parent or guardian.

  • Friday 11/6 at 6pm in the Mishicot High School Library
  • Tuesday 11/10 at Kiel High School at 6pm

2016 FRC Game Teaser

For the FIRST time, a game teaser video has been released prior to the start of the season. During the 2015 season, we were warned "Change is coming" and it certainly was! See the 2016 FIRST "Stronghold" website and game teaser video here!

FRC (High School) Signup Meetings

This year we are having (3) signup meetings for the FIRST Robotics Competition Teams. One meeting at each host school. These will be on different days, if you cannot attend one, plan on going to another host school for the signup meeting (see below for dates, times and locations). At least ONE PARENT/GUARDIAN must be present at ONE of these meetings with their student-participant(s).

Please plan to attend one of the following if at all interested in the FRC program:

FTC Safety Training

The last Shop Safety Training for FTC Students will be held on the Wednesday 10/14 meeting at 6:30pm. Bring a Pencil!

RoboFest 2015!


Scholarship Opportunities

College isn't cheap...FIRST Robotics students are eligible for over $18 Million Dollars in scholarships!

Archived Entries



2016 Wisconsin Regional Imagery Award Recipient
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