Prior Lake Robotics 2016 Minne Mini Tournament November 20, 2016 In November, Prior Lake Robotics hosted the 2016 Minne Mini Tournament. The event gets about 2000 visitors to come watch some exciting robot on robot action. The tournament has 36 teams from around the state of Minnesota who come to Prior Lake High School to…Details
It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams (10+ members, grades 7-12) are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. Participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have!” Guided by adult Coaches and Mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles (like keeping an engineering notebook), while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and sharing ideas. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and can be programmed using a variety of languages, including Java. Teams also must raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach for which they can win awards. Participants have access to tens of millions of dollars in college scholarships. Each season concludes with Super-Regional Championships and an exciting FIRST Championship.