The MinuteBots are a FIRST Robotics team from St. Paul, Central High School, started in 2013. Our mission is to help students of all backgrounds grow and develop as young engineers, programmers and businessmen and women. Through a mix of teamwork, expert mentorship, and problem-solving we create a new robot each year to compete against teams from across the globe in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).
Our team embodies the entire engineering firm experience. Students have the opportunity join the Programming, Business, or Build team once they join. On the Programming team you can learn how to use the programming language Java to work through computer science problems. With the Build team experience working with machinery such as our buzz saw, sanders, drill presses, as well as design robots with CAD (Computer Aided Design). Or learn the value of creating business plans as you speak with local businesses, sponsors, and manage the Robotics team's funds in the Business Team. All the while you will learn from, and be aided by Team Mentors, not that they're going to be doing the work for you.
The Minutebots host and attend a variety of events, such as the state fair, Regionals such as in Iowa and 10k Lakes, collaborative offseason championships, and host a NASA Astronaut to come to Central! Team members also are required to volunteer with a STEM program of their choice. The Minutebots will continue to grow as a team, being the first SPPS team to qualify for a FRC World Championship, we aim to build amazing robots every year!