Team History

2023: Charged Up


Robot Information

  • The robot was named “Cicada” because cicadas come out every 17 years and this was the teams 17th season.
  • This was the first robot to have RGB for the whole season.
  • The LED lights help the human player know what game piece to give the robot.
  • Cicada has the ability to shoot a cone from the charge station to the grid (about 5 feet!).

Competitions and Awards
  • Northern Lights Regional: Regional Winners
  • Minnesota 10,000 Lakes Regional: FIRST Dean’s Finalist Award (Lexi Birken), Regional Winners, Team sustainability Award
  • FIRST Championships: Hopper Division Semifinalists
  • MSHSL FIRST State Championships: Semifinalists

This game starts off with a 15 second autonomous period where robots are controlled by prewritten code instead of drivers. In the remaining 2:15, drivers take control. Each alliance has 3 robots on their side which bring energy to their community by retrieving Cones or Cubes (Cube inflated to 9.5 in face to face, Cone 1 ft. ¹³⁄₁₆ in.tall with a 8⅜ square base) from substations across the field back to their side and scoring it into the grid. The human player provide the game pieces to the robots from either the single or double substations. In the final moments of each match, alliance robots race to dock or engage with their charge station!