Dr. O’Hanley


Dr. David O’Hanley was not only a phenomenal teacher at Trinity, but the founder and leader of the school’s robotics team. He cared about each and every one of the team’s members and dedicated so much of his time to making sure we did our best and had fun while doing it.

If you have a memory of him or comment you would like to share with the team, please feel free to leave it below.

We miss you so much, Dr. O; thank you for everything.

Week Zero

The team participated in Eagan’s Week Zero Event this past Saturday. The robot worked beautifully and consistently throughout the day, and we were able to learn what needs to be done before the Bag-and-Tag Tuesday night.

Thank you Eagan Robotics for hosting this event and for all of the volunteers that made the day possible.

Week 5 Update

The Business Team has continued in their outreach to sponsors and finalized plans for our trip to Duluth in March. The Build Team has built the lift and is finishing up on wiring the motors. They will be starting to assemble the Gyro mount, camera, and lights. The Programming Team has been finalizing their code for all of the wheels, intake, and lift, as well as the code for autonomous.

Wish us luck this weekend as we participate in the Week Zero Event at Eagan High School!

Half-Season Update

We are wrapping up week 3 with a triumph! The Build Team successfully perfected the prototype’s intake arms and is continuing to constructing the robot’s superstructure. The Programming Team is currently working on the lasers’ communication to the robot and the movement of the “teleope”. Lastly, The Business Team is reaching out to sponsors and planning for the Duluth Trip.

Off-Season Events

Please join us in cheering on our team in our off-season events this fall! All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

  1. EMCC at East Ridge Robotics

When: Saturday, September 16, 8 am – 4:30 pm

Where: East Ridge High School, 4200 Pioneer Dr. Woodbury, Minnesota

2. 2017 Minnesota Robotics Invitational

When: Saturday, October 14, 8:45 am – 3:30 pm

Where: Roseville High School

3. Minne Mini Regional Robotics Tournament

When: Saturday, November 18

Where: Prior Lake High School

* More information will be coming soon as the event nears



State Fair 2017

Every year, our team attends the State Fair Robotics demonstrations. This event gives FIRST Robotics and its participants a great opportunity to share what Robotics is all about. Demonstrations went on throughout the day along with speaking to visitors not only in the stands but also answering their questions individually.

This year, we ran into trouble with the robot in two areas. Initially, our code was not communicating from the computer to the robot. Once we were able to fix it, the second issue arose after losing a part of our wheel in the parade. Although our robot could not perform in the demonstrations, we were honored to have been given first place in design! We also could not have fixed our code without the help of Talon Robotics, another team attending that same day. We are so grateful for the crowds who came out to support the program and take interest in what we all hold so much passion for.

Make sure to stop by the Education Building next year at the State Fair to see us in action!