September 20, 2017
Club & Activity Day at Dexter High School
We let all Dexter High School students know about the opportunity our robotics team presents. We had another dozen or so students sign up. We can’t wait for the season to start.
Sorry we forgot to get pictures. oops.
September 9, 2017
The Dreadbots were invited to demonstrate our robot at the FTC Kickoff (middle school level of FIRST). We happily agreed.
Cade, Christian, Mr. Lindskov, Nathan, Aiden, Ian and Gerry along with FRC teams 830 and 5530 present our robots to a crowd at the FTC kickoff.
Nathan and Cade address the crowd regarding our robot
The Dreadbots working with The Rat Pack
Cade, Christian and Ian working with Rat Pack students
Christian, Ian, Nathan, Cade, Gerry, Aiden and Mr. Lindskov show that robotics and outreaches can be a lot of fun.
Aiden, Nathan and Carl testing our shooting mechanism before our demostration
Gerry and Cade testing our climber before the demonstration of our robot.
July 26, 2017
Thomson Reuters Outreach
We were pleased to share our robot with the employees at Thomson Reuters. The TroBots FRC #3668 of Whitmore Lake were also there to show off their robot. We had a lot of fun being able to show off with them.
Kathryn, Robbie and Mr. Lindskov tell a group of Thomson Reuters employee’s children about our robot.
Christian, Cade and Robbie describe our robot to a group of Thomson Reuters employees.
Mr. Lindskov and Robbie talk with a group of Thomson Reuters employees about our robot.
Kathryn discusses robotics with a Thomson Reuters employee.
Gerry and Christian watch the robots during our demonstration.
Cade talking with fellow robot driver from the Whitmore Lake team.
Cade and Whitmore Lake team getting to know one another.
Robbie, Cade and Christian discussing the importance of STEM with a group of employees.
Kathryn, Robbie and Mr. Lindskov share our robot with an enthusiastic group of children.
July 12, 2017
Dexter District Library Summer Reading Program
The Dreadbots enjoyed sharing our robot with an fabulous group of kids.
Isaac, Cade, Dallin, and Gerry help the students get an up-close look at our robot.
Gerry, Dallin, Cade and Sierra teach the kids about each part of the robot.
Issac and Cade allow the kids a hands-on experience with the robot.
Sierra talks with a group of eager students about robotics.
Kids at the Dexter Library Summer Reading Program outreach listen intently during our demonstration.
Sierra, Isaac, Cade, Andrew, Gerry and Dallin pose with our robot during the Dexter Summer Reading Program Outreach
Sierra talks about our robot with a group of young children.
A child looks at our robot.
The plaque announcing our visit to the Dexter District Library as part of their summer reading program.
June 20, 2017
At Camp Dexter the Dreadbots were able to inspire young students. They learned about robots and engineering.
The Camp Dexter students posing with our robot.
The campers gather around our robot to get an up-close look with Andrew, Christian and Cade.
A group of campers getting an up close look at our robot.
A young boy raises his hand to ask a question from the team members.
Andrew leads the presentation to the Camp Dexter students.
Gerry and Aden act as counter weights get ready for the robot to climb the rope.
Andrew, Christian and Cade give an up close look at our robot to a group of campers.
Campers listening to our presentation.
A young camper carries a gear for the robot to pick up.
June 7, 2017
DHS Club, Sport & Activity Night
The Dreadbots enjoyed discussing robotics with Mill Creek and DHS students during the Club, Sport and Activity Night at DHS. We added another dozen students to our growing list of students that want to join the Dreadbots next year.
Kathryn is ready to greet interested students.
June 5, 2017
Dexter Community Schools Board of Education Meeting
We gave a presentation about FIRST and our team at the Dexter Community Schools Board of Education Meeting.
You can view our presentation to the board below.
Dexter Community School Board of Education President, Michael Wendorf,, congratulates the Dreadbots on a great year.
June 2, 2017
Mill Creek Middle School
The Mill Creek students really seemed to enjoy learning about and interacting with our robot.
Cade talks with a group of young ladies wanting to know more about our robot.
Gabby and Kathryn talk with a group of students about robotics.
Genevieve and Cade discuss the robot with a group of interested students.
May 29, 2017
Dexter Memorial Day Parade
We loved the support we received from our community.
Dallin and Gerry lead the Dreadbots in the parade.
Jayden proudly waves the Dreadbots flag.
The Dreadbots walking down Main St. in Dexter, MI
The Dreadbot VII (Gemini) on our parade float.
Proudly representing robotics in the Memorial Day parade
Spencer and Mr. Lindskov walk beside the Dreadbot float during the parade.
The Dreadbot VII (Gemini) showing off its abilities during the parade.
Genevieve, Spencer and the rest of the Dreadbots ride on the float after the parade.
Jim and Jennifer Bryson happy with another successful Memorial Day Parade complete
Kathryn and Lori Sprague are ready for the parade to begin.
Hundreds line the parade route in Dexter as the Dreadbots show off their robot.
May 19, 2017
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum Tech Twilight
The visitors to Tech Twilight loved all the FIRST robotics on display by the Dreadbots and other Washtenaw county FIRST teams.
Jack entertains kids with yo-yo tricks between robot tours.
Andrew and Cade make adjustments to our robot.
Andrew and Cade work on our robot before the Tech Twilight event at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.
Jack and Dr. Sprague watch as kids enjoy learning about our robot.
March 24, 2017
Cornerstone Science Night
We loved sharing our robots with all the Cornerstone students and their families.
Nathan and Sierra encourage questions from a group of kids.
Christian and Sierra teach a enthusiastic group of young students about our robot.
Sierra, Gerry and Nathan teaching children about our robot.
Sierra and Christian engage the Cornerstone students in exploring our robot.
Kathryn shows some students what makes our robot special.
Sierra and Nathan explain to a group of kids how each part of our robot works.
Kathryn engages young students by showing them the unique features of our robot.
February 20, 2017
Our build space visit
We had several visitors to our build space as we were in our final days of this year’s build. Dreadbots Christian and Isaac, along with mentor Mr. Lindskov were able to give a group of children a lesson in robot safety, mechanics and driving. This robot is our programming robot used by our programming and vision sub-teams to prepare for season. We hope to use this robot this summer to teach a programming class in our community.
2017 – Christian teaches a group of kids about our robot.
2017 – Isaac offers driving advice to a young boy driving our programming robot.
2017 – Mr. Lindskov, Isaac and Christian encourage a little boy while driving our robot.
2017 – Dreadbots Isaac and Christian supervise the driving of our programming robot.
2017 – Isaac and Christian oversee the driving lessons for a group of young kids visiting our build space.
2017 – Dreadbot mentor, Mr. Lindskov explains some of the features of our robot along with Christian and Isaac.
2017 – Mr. Lindskov, Christian and Isaac enjoyed the enthusiasm of our visitors.
January 18, 2017
Mill Creek Dreadbots
Dreadbots Cade, Spencer, and Gabby helped the Vex teams by building some much needed field elements so the Mill Creek Dreadbots can test their robots for competition. Cade built the bridge. Spencer built fence units. Gabby built the crates for the hex balls.
2017 – Cade shows off the VEX bridge he built to help the Mill Creek Dreadbots
2017 – Spencer works on the fence field element.
2017 – Gabby creates the hex ball crates for the VEX field.
2017 – Cade examining VEX parts.
2017 – Spencer and Cade sorting through VEX parts
January 14, 2017
VEX Robotics Competition
Our team is crazy busy prototyping this week. We only have 6 weeks to build our robot, but Spencer from our team stepped up to help mentor the Dexter Middle School VEX robotics team at their competition.
2017 – Spencer helps the Dexter Middle School VEX robotics team at their competition.
2017 – The Dexter Middle School VEX robotics team at their competition. is helped with their programming by The Dreadbots own Spencer.
Schedule a Visit
The Dexter High School robotics team, the Dreadbots, enjoys sharing our passion for robotics with our community. If you would like to schedule a visit from our team at your event send an email to [email protected].