The Lightning Turtles visit Ecolab- our top sponsor

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Henry Sibley HS Robotics students toured Ecolab R&D design & prototyping labs today. Thanks Erin Howlett, Larry Lake, Jamie Lerbs, and thanks to our top sponsor Ecolab and our 5 Eco-friendly mentors including lead Charles Nepomuceno.

Sibley Robotics Student Interest Meeting – Tue Sep 18

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Please join us at our student interest meeting for Sibley Robotics – scheduled for:

Tues, Sept 18 at 6:30p – 7:30p (parents & students invited)

We’ll be meeting in Rm E113 in the Tech Ed wing at Sibley HS.  Snacks provided!

Lightning Turtles End of Season Newsletter Published

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Our Final Newsletter for the 2018 season has been published! We look back on the last events of the season, the fun we had along the way, and look at what lies ahead in the off-season!

Lightning Turtles Build Season Week 5 Newsletter Published

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It’s the end of Build Week 5 and there’s just 9 days left in the robot build season.  Take a look at our fifth weekly newsletter and learn about how we have achieved full assembly of the bot and have finishing touches and programming next!


Robot Complete! Ready for Competition Open House!

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Robot Complete! Ready for Competition Open House!

Who’s invited: Our Team Sponsors, ISD 197 District and School Faculty, Staff & Board Members, Students, Mentors, Family, Friends & just about anyone else interested in STEM and Competitive Robotics

When: Friday, Feb 16, 2018

What Time:  4:00p – 6:00p (snacks provided)


Where:         Henry Sibley High School – (map– enter front door – follow signs
                     1897 Delaware Avenue, Mendota Heights, MN 55118
Who we are:  We’re a 25 student coed team, open to all, that students can join to learn real-world design – including computer-aided design (CAD), programming, fabricating, assembling, electrical & mechanical engineering and business/media skills in the pursuit of building a competition-ready robot.  Our program is an after-school based team program designed to teach students real-world technology based and problem-solving skills. The program uses a combination of mentor-provided expertise as well as guidance, rules and competitions provided by the international FIRST program.  The FIRST program – in it’s 13th year – provides exceptional opportunities and over $55M in college scholarships otherwise inaccessible outside of FIRST.  The Henry Sibley Robotics Team includes eight industry mentors from Ecolab, 3M, Leidos, Best Buy, Mayo Clinic and professional media as well as two team alumni returning as mentors.  Check out our website at: .  Want to know more about the 2018 First Robotics Team Challenge? Watch the challenge video (
Open House Schedule
4:00p-4:45p Main Presentation
    • Team Introductions (Students/Mentors)
    • Thanks to each of our Sponsors!
    • Robot Build Season Recap – Hear from each of the Student Division Leaders –
      • Computer-Aided Design
      • Fabrication
      • Electrical / Programming
      • Business / Media
    • Build Season Recap Video
    • Upcoming Regional Competitions – Duluth (Mar 8-10) and La Crosse, WI (Apr 5-7)
4:45p-4:55p Break
    • Robot Reveal
    • Working Demonstration of the Team/Robot Competition Capabilities 
    • Short Teach-out – the Mechanical Features of our Robot 
    • Competition Strategy & Autonomous Mode Capabilities
5:30p-6:00p Wrap Up and Q&A with the Team


Team Contacts

Charles Nepomuceno – Lead Mentor – Engineering
Dan Halsey – Mentor – Business/Media
Doug Sisk – Henry Sibley HS Tech Ed Faculty