FIRST Robotics Competition


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Northern Lights Regional

Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on March 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 We started out to a rocky start at the Duluth Regional being our very first competition. Struggling to pass inspection and keep everything working fully. We managed to gain back our lost time to earn an amazing rank of 6th place out of 60 teams. This allowed us to pick our own alliance for the elimination rounds. We won our first match in semi-finals but just barley lost our second. Overall we had a great robot, performed well on the field and pits, and now we know what to do differently in Milwaukee. 







It's finally time for our first regional competition in Duluth Minnesota! Everyone should be packed and ready to go after school. 


Event : Northern Lights Regional

When: 06-Mar - 08-Mar-2014

Where:  DECC Arena/Edmund Fitzgerald Exhibit Hall

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

350 Harbor Drive

Duluth, MN 55802


Event Info:


Week 6

Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on February 13, 2014 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the final week and crunch time. We have a lot left to do with no time to waste. We're pushing forward and close to having the robot score big!!! 
The whole team will be attending the duluth regional our first big competition thjis year. You have to have all your forms in by next week Thursday OR SOONER. DON'T FORGET THE PLANNED ABSENCE FORM you can find them in the main office. The permission slip and other files containing more information will be attached in the links below. Remember have a Robo-tastic week, Team 269!!!!

Week 5 Newsletter

Duluth Permision Slip

Duluth Information Sheet

Duluth Regional Agenda

Week 3 Newsletter

Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on January 29, 2014 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

View The Week 3 Newsletter!

Build Season - Week 1

Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on January 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Week 1 News Letter

This year’s game is Aerial Assist. For more info on the game go to this link, Members are expected to know all the rules and how to play the game. Everyone is encouraged to make their own prototype of their idea or work with a team. Once we decide on which one works best we will divide into teams and start building. For ideas you can watch the Build Blitz 3-day robot. They have two robots completely done.

We will be meeting every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and every Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Food is provided by you! A signup sheet is next to the robotics door. If no one signs up there will be no food.

Not everyone has registered on STIMS. This means most of us are not official on the team. You must register ASAP! This means getting your Consent and release form signed for most of you. To get register go to;

Tonight, July 9th, SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) will be visiting. They have been sponsoring us for a while now. Thanks SME! 

Because of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is being held the same time as the regional hotels are sold out. We were not able to get one for the Milwaukee regional so Transportation is probably on you. More information on this will be coming soon. The whole team will now be going to Duluth for the regional meaning we need to do extra fundraising. If you did not do much fundraising you will have to pay for yourself.



Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on January 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Kick off is this staurday, January 4th! Everyone come to the Highschool at 8:00am though the Robotics door. The 2014 game will be release at about 9:00 on the live stream. After the kickoff we will plan out everything we will be doing durring build season which will last six weeks. You can invite your parents to come today to make up for parent day. 

You can watch the Kickoff life feed and get more information at the Wisconsin Regional Website.

December Update

Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on December 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Sorry I have not updated the news in a while but here is everything going on.

[CANCELLED]Tonight, Thursday December 19th, is Parent Night. Come and see what has been going on here at robotics. For more information on this event check our upcoming events. 


Coffee Sales are in! Pick up your coffee orders from Mr. J's room(217) as soon as possible!!!  We are still selling Lightbulbs, If you are behind on fundraising try selling some. 


Kickoff is January 4th. We will be meeting at OHS to watch. Kickoff marks the start of build season where the compittion is revealed. We will only have 6 weeks to build the robot. Durring build season we will meet on Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays,Fridays 5:00pm-9:00pm  and Saturdays 9:00am to about 3:00pm. The compittions dates will be posted soon.

If you would like to attend the MS walk register by Dec 31st and get a free bandana. The MS walk will be held later in May. For more information contact Morgan Fenger at


Posted by Morgan Fenger on December 19, 2013 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Robotics for Thursday December 19th has been cancelled due to bad weather. We will reschedule parent night sometime when we get back from break. Further details about the reschedule will be talked about in our thursday lunch meeting when we get back from break.

Terror at 212!

Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on October 16, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Some 269 members have been volunteering at terror@212 since day one!

Terror at 212 is a fundraiser for OPEF(Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation). OPEF is a non-proft organization that gives grants to the school district. For more information on OPEF visit there website at" target="_blank">

Terror at 212 is now looking for volunteers to act if you would like to volunteer make sure you sign up on there website! Not interested in acting? Thats ok, grab some friends and come on down to the gruesome, terrifying new haunt. For more info visit the website bellow.

Robofest Demo Cancled

Posted by Trent Kohlhaas on September 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Robofest on Sunday has been cancped. A few members will still be going but you must get your own transportation. We will only be there for a few hours from 7:30 to about noon