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Travel Meeting Friday

February 9th
Two Rivers High Library
6pm to 7pm

Students traveling to competition must attend with a parent or guardian to complete travel forms, medical paperwork, and make travel payments

Build Season Update

We had an incredibly productive meeting Saturday! With the CAD model and part drawings completed for the drive base and lift mechanism we manufactured the parts to build two robots (our competition bot and one for practice). Implementing LEAN manufacturing processes. all (3) milling machines were running along with two drill presses and a couple saws. The most important part was accurate marking and quality checking the parts. Now onto assembly.

Prototype Discussion

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Kickoff Event Saturday January 6th

Two Rivers High School @ 9am

The 2018 Robotics Competition challenge "FIRST POWER UP" is being unveiled. Stop in the auditorium to watch the live stream of this years robot competition!

You are Invited to the 3rd Annual New-Year's Robot Fair

December 30th 1-4pm
Two Rivers Community House Gym
1710 W. Park Street, Two Rivers WI 54241

This event includes interactive technology and engineering related activities that explore the topics of science, technology and math. Hands-on activities! While you are able to make a donation, the event is free to the public and students can even win prizes!


Signup & Open House

Wednesday November 1st @ 6pm

Wondering what FIRST Robotics and the team STEMpunk? Stop atthe Two Rivers High School Library on Wednesday November 1st at 6pm. Visit with Mentors, see the facilities and learn about the $20M+ in scholarships available to high school students through the program!


Lakeshore Technical College - Cleveland, WI November 11th & 12th

Demo your STEAMworks robot at the FLL Regional to showcase the program to younger students. Great opportunity to get rookies some drive-time at a layed back tournament. No cost to participate!! Contact us if you are planning on attending or would like more information.

2018 Robotics Competition Season Teaser Video!


9am to 1pm - Corner of 18th and Adam Streets, Two Rivers

We are partnering with the Two Rivers High School Octagon Club again this fall to put on an electronics recycling drive. It will be September 30th from 9am to 1pm. Drive in and students will unload your vehicle for you! Pretty much anything with a cord is accepted. It's a great opportunity to drop off broken and unwanted electronic items to be properly recycled (and help support a local organization).

We take irons, vacuums, cell phones hair dryers, pretty much anything electronic. Items Not Accepted Include: Light Bulbs, Paints, Solvents and Medications. We hope to see you there!

Underwater ROV Camp

Thank you to everyone who helped out with the underwater ROV Camp this year! The participants all had a great time. This was the first time the camp students were able to pilot the VideoRay ROV on Lake Michigan and EVERYONE was able to get a view of the shipwreck while piloting! Checkout our photo gallery for pictures of the weekend's events.

Seven Rivers Regional - Lacrosse WI

The team had a great time in Lacrosse! We finished the competition with a 6-4 record and ended in the top 20. Some highlights were earning a Pit Safety Award, Imagery Award, and our Business Captain being recognized as a Dean's List Finalist! In addition, several of our alumni took a hiatus from their college courses to volunteer for the event!

Pit Safety Award

Pit Safety

Imagery Award

The Imagery Award is presented 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.

Team Photo
Imagery Plaqui

Dean's List Finalist

The Dean's List Finalist award celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary.


Alumni Volunteers

FIRST wouldn't be able to do what they do withough a team of dedicated volunteers. Thank you alumni for your continued time and support!

Alumni Volunteer

Wisconsin Regional 2017

The team had a great time at the Wisconsin Regional in Milwaukee! Our strategy of getting gears to the tower and climbing worked exactly as planned and the robot performed great! Checkout our YouTube channel for a few clips from the competition.

Open House

Friday February 16th, 6pm @ Two Rivers High School Library

Parents, Sponsors, Friends and Relatives - Stop in from 6 to 7pm and see our participants hard work! We will be giving tours of our workspace, the shop and showing off the robot we built!

Students - you are required to attend with a parent or guardian as we will have the medical paperwork to complete for travel, along with a notary to sign off on it.

Build Season Week 4

Electrical laying out their components on polycarbonate. The CAD group working on the solid models.
Installing the bumper mounts on the robot frame. Discussing and editing the Chairman's Award content.

$50 Million in Scholarships!

There are $50M in scholarships from over 200 providers available exclusively to FIRST Robotics students (yes that is "5" with seven zeros!) Checkout the available scholarships here. More are always being added - check back often. Apply, Apply, Apply!


Team Meeting Updates 2

Friday the 20th - 6pm to 9pm
Saturday the 21st - 8am to 5pm. Please attend as early as you can - we have a lot of catching up to do!

Team Meeting Updates

Mother nature is not cooperating this year - in the first 11 days of build season, 3 meetings were called off due to weather (more than the past 3 years combined!). Keep an eye on the team calendar for the most current meetings and events.

STEAMworks Game Unveiled!

2017 STEAMworks Kickoff

Our local kickoff is at Valders High School in the Cafetorium at 9am this Saturday the 7th! Can't wait to see what FIRST has in store for us this year! We are geared up and ready for the 6-weeks we have to design, prototype and build a working industrial robot!

2nd Annual New-Year's Robo Faire is this Saturday!

Looking for something to keep the kids busy this holiday? Saturday December 31st 10am -2pm @ Two Rivers Community Center. Admission is Free! (though we are accepting donations). We are partnering with Star Splitters 4H and Nano Mech Bees to bring a hands-on fair for students in elementary through middle school. There will be lot's of interactive activities including Wrestling Robots, Balloon Powered Cars and building a Newspaper Bridge! Tons of fun for all ages!

Upcoming Events

Keep an eye on our calendar - lots of events and meetings coming up, not to mention the season kickoff at Valders High School on Saturday January 7th! Here's a quick rundown of the next couple weeks.

Information & Skill Building Night

December 7th & 14th

We had great turnout and a lot of new members at our Information and Skill Building Night! Last week they built a kitbot and mounted the electronics. This week we did a mock kickoff - everyone watched a game video from a previous challenge, read through the rules and brainstormed a strategy for the robot. This prepared everyone so they had an idea of the process and what to expect at Kickoff on January 7th!

Lakeshore FIRST Lego League Tournament

Animal Allies

Held at Lakeshore Technical College Saturday November 12th and Sunday November 13th from 8am to 4pm

Each day we are hosting over 25 Lego League teams from around the region to compete with their Lego robots as well as demonstrate their ideas and solutions to animal and humans working together to solve problems.

2017 FRC Game Teaser

FIRST has an EPIC game planned for the 25th year of competitions!

ROV Summercamp 2016 Highlights

Final ROV Summercamp of 2016

ROV Camp

The future as an engineer is bright!

News article about FIRST and the Lakeshore FIRST Robotics presentation at EnergyBank in Manitowoc

Electronics Recycling Drive this Saturday!

5/21/16 Two Rivers Community Center from 9am to 1pm

STEMpunk is helping the Two Rivers High School Octagon Club with their annual electronics drive. We will be setup in the street in front of the Two Rivers Community Center, unloading your used, broken and unwanted electronics! We look forward to seeing you there!

Underwater ROV Summer Camp
Maritime Museum Logo

STEMpunk is proud to be partnering with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum to provide this summer STEM opportunity to Middle School Students

STEMpunk #4531 First Robotics Competition Team and the Wisconsin Maritime Museum are partnering to provide a 2-day summer camp for middle school students where they will:

View/Download the camp flier and application here

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"
Robot Fair 2016 Robot Fair 2016

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!


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Scholarship Opportunities

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

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!

RoboFest a Success!

The team had a great showing in Milwaukee, enjoying the Maker Faire and giving valuable driving and pit experience to new members! Thank you to all who attended!

Gearing up for RoboFest Part 2
Parent Signed Travel Forms

Be sure to have a parent complete the ROBOFEST TRAVEL FORM if you intend on travelling to RoboFest! Also, in order to enter the Maker Faire, THIS FORM needs to be Submitted AND Printed/brought along.

Building Interest in Engineering

Check out this front page story from the Herald Times Reporter of the FLL/FTC kickoff. I can't wait to see the solutions each team comes up with!RoboFest 2014.pdf

Gearing up for ROBO FEST!

We will have a team meeting on Tuesday the 23rd from 6pm - 8pm to prep the robot for compeitition

STEMpunk and Droid Rage will be joining other regional FRC Teams for RoboFest at the Wisconsin State Fair Grounds on Saturday September 27th. The team will be departing around 6am with robot and pit - and returning around 8pm. Teams will be playing on an official FIRST playing field and the day is ran on a competition schedule! Doors open at 8am for spectators - there is also a Maker Faire next door and many interactive exhibits by local groups, universities, and businesses to give attendees a hands on look at what STEM is all about.

Manitowoc County Fair a success!

We had a great showing at the Manitowoc County Fair! We spread the word of FIRST and gave many new people the opportunity to see and even drive the Tech Challenge robots! Way to go!


Tuesday April 8th in the Mishicot High School Library 6pm - 7pm

A mandatory travel meeting for anyone traveling to St. Louis will be held in the Mishicot High School Library from 6pm - 7pm. Team members MUST ATTEND with at least 1 parent or guardian to fill out travel papers for St. Louis. A notary will be present at the meeting.

Robot is ready to ship!

While the robot is crated up and ready for FedEx to pickup (Special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Klein for their artistic touch, decorating the shipping crate), there is a lot of work to do before St. Louis! Here is a list of what needs to be accomplished at our Saturday Meeting:

- Finish Pit Towers & Disassemble for painting (John/Jade/Alyson)
-Design Faster Gathering Arms (Nick/Demsien/Nate)
-Better ball control for Nemo (Gabe/Sean/Uriah)
-Mecanum Drive Base (Quinten/Ian/Pork)
-Bolt Toolboxes together & Install shelving for part bins (Chicken)
-Peer awards design (Jade)
-Make more buttons! (Everyone)

Planning for St. Louis

An initial list of what needs to be worked on for St. Louis! View/download it here!

Congratulations team on winning the Imagery Award at the Wisconsin Regional in Milwaukee!

The Imagery Award is presented 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.

Match 64 of Northern Lights Regional, Duluth MN

View Natalie Zaman's Blog entry "STEAMPUNK ROBOTS"

Bringing back some memories of the 2013 World Championships

Northern Lights Regional in Duluth a Success!

Congratulations STEMpunk #4531 for receiving the Engineering Inspiration Award for "outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within our school/community."

View our Math Proof for ideal angle of attack and shot velocity here!

Tuesday February 18th

The build season is now over. If anyone else is going through withdrawal we are meeting Saturday from 9am - 5pm to make a plan of action for the Northstar Regional in Duluth!

3 Iterations of "Nemo's Flipper" Our Throwing Mechanism

Build Season Week 5 Update

Build Season Week 4 Update

Build Season Week 3 Update

Build Season Week 2 Update

Build Season Week 1 Update

Kickoff and Brainstorming (Build Season Day 1 and 2) Recap

Kickoff January 4th at Kohler!

Find out what this year's challenge is. Be in your seats ready to go by 9am at Kohler Engines Plant 900 Highland Drive Kohler Wisconsin 53044. A map is available here.

Pre-Season Training January 2nd

We will be meeting at Mishicot High School at 5pm and car-pooling to Valders. Training starts at 5:30 and will include an overview of drivetrains and manipulators then breakout into sub-groups for individualized training.

Are you ready for ROBOFEST at the State Fairgrounds?

We will be leaving from Valders at 5:30am (be there by 5:15) and be competing with 14 teams from around the state!

FLL and FTC Season Kickoff at Valders High School in the cafetorium Saturday 9/7/13

Teams will be gathering at Valders High School in the cafetorium this Saturday to sign paperwork and watch the live video stream from NASA. Are you ready for the unveiling of this years project and fields?

Photos from Summerfest!

Teambuilding Event August 3rd @ 2pm

We will be playing kickball in the park and grilling out at Arrows house. Come join in the fun!

Summerfest Demo July 4th

STEMpunk will be joining Charger Robotics, Droid Rage and several other teams to showcase FIRST Robotics at Summerfest in Milwaukee from noon to 3pm! Volunteer help is needed to make this event a success. This is a great opportunity for students to drive the robot and see some bands as well! ALL STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING MUST HAVE THEIR PARENTS SIGN THE LIABILITY WAIVER. We will be meeting at the Park and Ride across from the Applebee's in Manitowoc at 9:00 am on the 4th of July, and as a reward for those students who volunteered, we will be returning to Manitowoc at 2:00 am on July 5th after the Skillet Concert.

Teambuilding Events Planned for June & August

Two teambuilding events are planned. One is a water-balloon fight Saturday June 29th at Schuette Park in Manitowoc. The other is a trip to Bay Beach in August (Date TBA)! See the team calendar for details

Team Meeting Tuesday June 25th

We will be meeting at Mishicot High School from Noon to 3pm to continue tweaking the robot to get it ready for showing at Summerfest! Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Team Meeting Sunday June 23rd!

The team will meet from Noon to 3pm at Mishicot High School to replace the cRio that was fried in St. Louis and plan repairs and upgrades for the robot before demos at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Hope to see everyone there!

Herald Times Article

Take a look at this recent news article!


Congratulations team on the excellent competition in St. Louis! I think everyone can admit it was an incredible experience and we will only get better!

St. Louis - Day 3

Today we competed valiantly and the team is excited to return to the arena for more competition and our final match at 9:25am. We are really proud of how the team pulled together in the face of adversity when the cRio (the brain of the robot) needed to be replaced along with several smaller fixes.

St. Louis - Day 2

After an exhausing second day the teams spirits are high. With the students taking the lead we have a 2-1 start and are looking forward to competition tomorrow!


Match Schedule:

Prac-11 - 10:57am - Red
Qual-13 - 2:24pm - Blue
Qual-22 - 3:27pm - Blue
Qual-47 - 7:17pm - Red
Qual-60 - 10:19am - Red
Qual-76 - 1:24pm - Red
Qual-96 - 3:55pm - Blue
Click here to view the live stream(Select the Newton Stream)

St. Louis - Day 1

We made it to Missouri safe and sound. A crew of 5 team members loaded in at the Edward Jones Dome and have the pit setup and unboxed the robot. The rest of the team caught up on some exercise after the long bus ride by playing Ultimate Frisbee!


Thank you sponsors!

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continued support, including 2 late additions helping us go to World Championships.

Travel Meeting Monday April 15th 6-7pm

Students MUST attend this informational meeting with one parent or guardian to get the necessary travel documents signed for World Championships.

Team Meeting Tuesday 3/26/13

The team is meeting Tuesday to crate the robot for shipment to St. Louis. Additional time will be spent assembling and labeling the pit structure as well as making buttons in preparations for Championships! Students and mentors, please look over our part & tool list. These are items we should bring along to Championships. Email Nathan if we are missing anything and it will be added.


STEMpunk would like to thank all of our students, parents, mentors and sponsors for their support through the season which is not over yet! STEMpunk was the recepient of the "Highest Rookie Seed" award and "Rookie All Star" award at the Wisconsin Regional in Milwaukee. The Rookie All-Star award qualifies us to compete at the World Championships in St. Louis! Congratulations everyone on your hard work. Keep it up through the championships!

Wisconsin Regional Day 2

We have played in all 7 of our matches today and have a 4-3 record! We are continuously improving our robot and strategy while sporting fantastic Steampunk apparel.

Wisconsin Regional Day 1!

We have been working hard to make finishing touches on our robot. We've practiced on the field and were almost able to get the robot in the air! We are learning by the second and the other 56 teams here are showing incredible kindness and gracious professionalism. The environment is competitive but friendly and everyone is looking forward to the start of qualification matches tomorrow!

F.I.R.S.T. Scholarship Deadlines!

There are many scholarships with deadlines by the end of April. Download the form here.

Milwaukee Fan Bus

Parents and Students - On Saturday March 23rd there will be a fan bus leaving from Valders High School at 9am to go to US Cellular Arena for the playoff matches. The bus will then return Saturday night at the conclusion of the competition. Please contact Arrow Guetschow to reserve your seat.

Our Rookie Bot bags itself!

Harlem Shake FRC Style!

Open House a Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our open house and luncheon. We had a great turnout and the students did a fantastic job presenting material they learned throughout the season!

Build Log

Check out our build log - it has the most up-to-date information on what was discussed at the last meeting and the agenda for our future meetings

How do you make a robot climb? Figure out how you would do it first!

Game Info

Keep up with the latest chatter and news - even add in your thoughts on Chief Delphi

Robot Parts

Familiarize yourself with the various motors, wheels and accessories available to us on AndyMark


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