First Explorers Robotics Teams

Snowy weather and conflicting sports schedules prevented most of the Hay Springs First Explorers robotics teams from attending the First Lego League qualifier on Saturday, January 28th in Gering. The one member of the robotics team who was able to make it did a wonderful job of presenting his teams project to the judges.

Gus Reimann proudly showed what the “Farm Town” team has been working hard on for the last few months. With a motorized and programed windmill, along with houses, cars, and tractors they had completed quite the project. Other members of the “Farm Town” team were Harper Langford, Laila Stock, Brenna Diers, Jailyn Jancik, Cali Janssen, and Wyatt Palmer.

Unfortunately none of the “Super Power” team were able to make it to Gering. They had made a very impressive build with a windmill and a carousel built together and powered by one motor. This was above and beyond the instructions and intent of the original design. Members of the “Super Power” team were Brecken Starke, Addison Heiting, Bentley Palmer, and Josephine Kendig.

The children learned how to work together, follow complicated directions, and how to program(code) in order to make the windmill spin, stop, and change directions. They also delved into belt and gear driven designs as they expanded their builds or made their cars drivable. Robotics is a 4H sponsored group of second and third graders who build Lego models and then program them to perform.


Please plan to attend the STEM Fair this Sunday, November 20th in the Lister Sage building from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  In addition to the free-will-donation pulled pork meal, there will be numerous activities such as a Lego station, a coloring contest, a building competition, and many fun science experiments!  Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!

Mike’s Dream Robotics Team Fundraiser

The “Mike’s Dream” robotics team is doing a fundraiser to raise money for a 3D printer to help them compete at a higher level in the robotics competitions.  They are selling Caramel Rolls at $18 for a dozen.   Please contact Miriam at 605-454-6984 to place an order.  Orders are due by Saturday, September 3rd, so hurry and get some of these scrumptious rolls while you can!

Cinco De Mayo

The Hay Springs Robotics group will be hosting their 2nd annual Cinco De Mayo expo on Thursday, May 5th(who would have guessed?!?!) at Lister starting at 5:00 PM.  Stop by for some really great authentic Mexican food and have a look at what the Robotics clubs have been up to this year!  This is a free will donation to help raise money for the club.  See you there!

Robotics Open House

Mike’s Dream F.T.C. #16292 robotics team invites you to their open house this Wednesday, May 5th @ Lister Sage from 5 until 8 pm.  Join us in celebrating our state championship and great Mexican food.  Free will donation.  See you there!

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