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Iowa State Fair

If you are at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, August 19, come see us!  We have a booth set up to showcase our 2012 robot “Captain Pike”.  We will have information about our team, our robot and FIRST Robotics in general. […]

Alpha Fair

Tuesday night was the yearly ALPHA fair.  This is Cedar Falls version of the Talented and Gifted program.  Some really great displays. Our robot wasn’t back from ST. Louis yet, so Reptar got to come out and play again this […]

St. Louis

We’re back from ST. Louis.  The Championships were amazing again and we were happy to make it into eliminations for the 3rd year in a row!  Lost to an amazing alliance!  Great job to everyone!

St.Louis here we come . . .

Only one more day until we leave for St. Louis.  This year looks even bigger and better than last year.  More teams, more matches.  Should be  great time. Our gear is almost all packed. Our iPod scouting app is ready. […]

Minneapolis 10,000 Lakes Regional

Wow!  Did Saturday have some amazing matches? Eliminations were incredible!  I don’t know if anyone was sitting down for the Semi final with Alliance 1 vs 4 for either match. Then, 2 great matches between Alliance 2 and 4 for […]

Minneapolis 10,000 Lakes Regional

Eliminations start in about 15 minutes. We were awarded the Website award on Friday and one of 3 Honorable mentions for the Safety award on Saturday.  Good luck in eliminations.  We are part of the  number 2 alliance.  

Minneapolis 10,000 Lakes Regional

3 days until we leave for the next Regional. Captain Pike is ready, the students and mentors are ready, the scouting app is improved and ready. Just a few details to finish. Can’t Wait!


It feels great!  We have our animation finished and submitted – 4 days early! Its amazing the difference a year makes.  Last year was the first animation our team had submitted.  We’ve come a long way in story, animation, textures […]

Cedar Falls Hotline on Public TV

Don’t forget to watch Cedar Falls Public TV on Wednesday.  FIRST Team 525 will be on Hotline at 4 pm.  This was written, produced and directed by one of our own Swartdogs!  Hotline is a Cedar Falls High School and […]

STEM day in Des Moines

March 7th, a group of students and Mr. Swartley attended STEM day in Des Moines.  This is sponsored by Grant Wood AEA and is an opportunity for students to talk to their legislators about the  importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering, […]

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