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Mars/Wars at Gateway October 2015

Several Mars/Wars members went to Gateway in St. Louis.

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They ended up winning second place in their alliance.

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Gateway was a good opportunity to expose new members to the competition world.

MarsWars gears up for Gateway competition

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Since the start of their fall off season, MarsWars have been preparing for Gateway.

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Right now, the team is training new members to drive the Stackasaurus as well as teaching them the rules of Recycle Rush.

Fall Off Season begins

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The fall off season has begun, and MarsWars have begun holding several meetings to both introduce new members and get the veterans back in the swing of things.
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Notably, several new members and a few veterans participated in building the MarsWars homecoming float.

MARS/WARS attend Robotics Night at Dozer Stadium

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

On September 2nd, 2015, MARS/WARS attended the Peoria Chiefs game at Dozer stadium along with several other FIRST Robotics teams.

Mars/Wars road to the World Championship

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MarsWars made it to the Regional finals with Duluth Daredevils and Techno Ferrets.

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MarsWars was the fourth seed and captain of the winning alliance. This was MarsWars regional championship.

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800 teams from all over the world were in St. Louis for the FIRST World Championship. Mars Wars was is Curie Division and made it to the semi-finals of said division.

FIRST President Visits Caterpillar Tech Center in Mossville

Tuesday November 11 , 2014

This Tuesday the FIRST President, Dave E. Bossi, spoke to several FIRST groups at the Cat Tech Center in Mossville.

Bossi presented a video and several statistics showing the benefits joining FIRST Robotics can offer young, aspiring Engineers.

The teams, including Mars Wars, presented their competing robots from last season to the various employees of the facility.

The Mars Wars team also participated in a demonstration of “The Cave”, an interactive Holographic Program that allows Cat to detect design flaws before the design goes into production.

Caterpillar Robotics Fair

Monday October 13, 2014
5 team members attended a Caterpillar FIRST robotics fair in Mossville, IL. The team had 2 robots, a 3D printer, CAD models, Barbie car and videos on display. There were several FRC, FTC and FLL teams attending. MarsWars members also got a tour of the Caterpillar Technical Center following the fair.