Minnetonka Robotics "Chicken Bot Pie" - FRC Team 3082

High school students and experienced professionals brought together by FIRST Robotics in the Twin Cities metro

Team History


Our design for our 2022 season robot had a high emphasis on agility and innovation–consolidating new ideas whilst also playing to our team’s strengths.

  • Swerve drive train
  • Single-wheel shooter
  • Traversal 1-armed Climb
  • Intake cargo from loading dock and from floor

We were regional finalists at the 10,000 Lakes Regional, and qualified for the Minnesota State Championships where we placed 7th out of 250 teams. Huge thanks to the students, coaches, mentors, and sponsors who made this season’s robot possible!

Here are some pictures (more to come):

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We are ecstatic to present our 2020 robot, Senate! This year, we placed greater emphasis on including the whole team in robot decisions, which led to more frequent debates but also a more well-thought-out robot that we are all proud of. Major thank you to all of the students, coaches, mentors, and sponsors who have made this possible!

  • West coast drivetrain with pneumatic wheels
  • Single-wheel shooter
  • Floor and Loading Bay pickup for Power Cells

Here are some pictures:

2020 robot week 0



Our 2019 robot, Aurora, is our most ambitious build to date, and it’s been a lot of fun to see it come together. Huge shout out to all of the students, coaches, mentors, and sponsors who have made this possible.

  • Swerve drivetrain
  • 2 stage elevator with 4 bar arm and wrist
  • Floor and feeder station loading for Cargo and Hatch Panels
  • Scoring Cargo and Hatch Panels anywhere, L1 climb

This year we qualified for the World Championship in Detroit, MI after being part of the winning alliance at the North Star Regional tournament.

Here are some pictures:


Drive train
Intake with Game Pieces
Elevator and Arm
Extended Robot

Wally the Walrus

Our 2018 robot named Wally the Walrus, could place power cubes in the switch and exchange, and climb using the hooks on the front of the elevator. Although there are two hooks, we were able to climb using only one, leaving room for our alliance partners if necessary.

We made sure to design our robot to move quickly across the field while maintaining maneuverability. We did this by having a flat wheelbase using 4 powered high-grip wheels and 2 unpowered Omni wheels allowing for easy turning.

We also found importance in having an effective intake to quickly and securely move cubes. We used 4-inch compliant wheels to ensure a good grip and allowed our arms open and close to make it easier to pick up cubes.

Here are some pictures:

2017 FRC Season Robot

For the 2017 FRC competition robot, we had a 6-wheel tank drive train with 8” traction wheels.  Because of the size and grip of these wheels, we were able to turn and cross the field very quickly.  Our gear intake was a pneumatic mechanism, letting us open and close the intake with a piston, making it easier to receive and catch gears.  We also had a climber powered by two CIMs in a shifting gearbox, letting us get the power we needed to pull our robot up the rope.  On the back of the robot, we had a poly-carbonate ramp protecting the electronics and ensuring that gears wouldn’t get stuck in our robot.

Here are some pictures:

2016 FRC Season Robot

For the 2016 FRC competition, we made a defense/breaching robot, Baby Bahr. Our robot was a fully custom chassis that was welded in house. Baby Bahr had a wedge (an arm) to lift the Portcullis.  Our robot could also get over the Rough Terrain, Moat, Rock Wall, and Ramparts alone without other teams. We were able to get over both the Sally Port and the Drawbridge with teamwork from our alliance. One of the things we planned in our design was making the robot small and compact, making it able to fit under the Low Bar.

In 2016, we had a great season-scoring well in the regional competition in Duluth. We were the 4th seed after qualifications, making us an alliance captain. We made it to the semifinals along with partners 876 and 3042, moving us onto the state competition in Minneapolis.

We also participated in the 2016 Minnesota Robotics Invitational in Roseville, hosted by the FireBears team #2846 in October 2016.  We placed 10th out of 35 teams.

Without help, we were able to breach:

  • Low Bar
  • Rough Terrain
  • Moat
  • Rock Wall
  • Ramparts
  • Portcullis

With help, we were able to breach:

  • Drawbridge
  • Sally Port

Here are some pictures:

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