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FIRST Robotics Team STEMpunk #4531!


With the Wisconsin winter throwning more punches than typical, the team has had one weeks worth of meetings cancelled. That is a full week out of only a 6 week build season! Thank goodness for a good computer model of the robot so we can continue designing and making spare parts after stop-build day.

Build Season Photos


STEMpunk's Gameplay Strategy for 'Destination: Deep Space'

Our strategy for the 2019 game is to lift ourselves AND our alliance partners onto the 3rd platform (habitat). This will give our alliance 36 match points and 1 ranking point. The platform is large enough for one robot. Two would be a challenge and to get the 3rd one, it would have to be hanging from an alliance partner from a single robot. This is why we are planning on lifting ourselves and both alliance partners to that top platform. In addition we are planning on placing hatches. In conclusion our main goal is to get the maximum points possible from the hab platform.

Team Resources

We will be updating our resources page regularly with helpful links and documents. Just posted: The 2019 rulebook and an audio recording of sections 5 to 9 of the rules (Thank You Andy Mark!).

Travel Meeting and Open House

1pm February 9th @ Two Rivers High

Students traveling to competition need to attend with their parental unit. Travel requirements and paperwork will be thoroughly covered. We will have a notary present for medical forms. If you are traveling and do not attend the meeting, you will need to have the medical forms notarized elsewhere.

Destination: Deep Space

Kickoff Saturday January 5th

Our local kickoff is being hosted at Valders High School this year. We will be joined by several area teams. The livestream starts at 9am and will conclude with the game challenge "Destination: Deep Space" being released. Teams will break into groups to digest the rulebook and brainstorm gameplay strategies.

Annual New Year Robot (STEAM) Faire

Saturday December 29th, 2019
Two Rivers Community Center
1702 W Park Street, Two Rivers 54241

The Two Rivers High School Robotics team is hosting a robot fair on New Year's weekend. This event includes interactive technology and engineering activities for students of all ages! The event is free to the public and there's an opportunity to win prizes!

Signup and Informational Meeting **THIS FRIDAY **

Friday Oct. 19th 6p-8p

Unsure what FIRST Robotics and STEMpunk is all about? Stop at Two Rivers High School and find out.

Team Captains Announced

We are proud to announce the students who earned their role as captain for the 2018/19 season! They are listed in the sidebar on the left of this page.

Fall Electronics Recycling Drive

Saturday Sept. 29th 9am to 1pm @ Two Rivers Community Center Parking Log

Most electrical items can be dropped off at no cost (vacuum cleaners, toasters, VCR's, etc...). There is a charge for computer monitors, TV's and items with Freon or cooling (Freezers, Air Conditioners, Dehimidifiers, etc...).

2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Teaser Reveal

Skip to 7 minutes in for the start of the program and 35 minutes in for the teaser itself.Watch 2018 Chat with... from FIRSTinspires on

Industry Week Article

How my High School FIRST Robotics Team STEMpunk used LEAN to build a Winning Robot

A very well written article by Ambrose, STEMpunk's Business Captain. It's great to see the initiative taken by our students to document improvements for future members. It also showcases the impact our corporate sponsors have on the success of the program and driving youth interest in manufacturing.

Earth Day Celebration @ Point Beach Energy Center

Join us at 6400 Nuclear Road in Two Rivers on Sunday April 22nd for an Earth Day celebration! The Energy Center exhibits will be open to explore and you can try your hand at building a lego robot and see the 120lb High School Competition robots in action

Lean Manufacturing in Two Rivers

The team made great strides in lean manufacturing and process improvements. Check out some of the documentation in the 2018 Gallery.

Upcoming Meetings

Keep an eye on the team calendar for upcoming meetings. More info regarding Championships travel to Detroit will be posted as it becomes available

Northern Lights Regional - Duluth, MN

STEMpunk earns Engineering Inspiration Award

STEMpunk will be competing on a global level in Detroit this April. After an impressive showing at a regional competition in Duluth, Minnesota, our team was recognized with the Engineering Inspiration Award, which celebrates a team's outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team's school and community.

Our robot started out hot with a 5-game winning streak that helped us rank in the top 4 out of 58 teams during the first day. Then after taking a few losses, we slipped a little lower in the rankings. When it came time for the top seeded teams to pick their alliances for the elimination bracket, STEMpunk was selected as the 7th pick overall. When matched up against a powerhouse alliance in the quarter finals, our alliance fought valiantly but did not advance to the next round. The alliance we fell to later went on to compete in the final round and placed second overall in the regional.

STEMpunk qualified for the world championship due to both the impact its program has on our own students and to our efforts in our community. We has been active in our community raising awareness about STEM education opportunities, and for the last three years have run the Robot Faire at the Two Rivers Community House, which celebrates STEM and engages children with interactive STEM activities. We also have partnered with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, teaching physics and design concepts to students through their annual summer ROV camps.


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