2023 Gitchi Gummi Get Together

It’s that time of year again!! This summer, the Duluth East Daredevils are happy to be hosting the Gitchi Gummi Get-Together on July 21-22, 2023!

This year we are thrilled to say that we will be hosting this event at the University of Minnesota Duluth! Since this is a two day event, there are options for on-campus housing and dining, to truly get the full experience of staying on campus. Sign-ups occur on a first-come, first-serve basis, so sign up quickly if your team is interested!

Along with the regular competition, we also are going to host team workshops so we can all learn from each other! If your team is interested in a specific workshop topic or would like to host one of these sessions, please indicate it on the registration form or contact us at team@daredevils2512.org.

Aside from the competition and information sessions, we’re also going to host fun activities. These will include the famous Mentor Match, games, team building exercises, and more! After all, we’re not justhere for robots, right?

And of course, no FIRST event can succeed without volunteers! We will have a sign up for volunteers as soon as we know our needs, so check back for more information later!

Detailed information and registration can be found on our website: https://daredevils2512.org/

Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you there!


“The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee”
ahh goodness do I love me some Gordon Lightfoot.

I wish we weren’t taking the grandbabies on vacation to tahquamenon falls that weekend! I’d come volunteer fror the name alone1

Have fun! All the roboteers that get to go should be excited to be able to cmpete at an event with an ojibwe name. Very cool!

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It has recently come to my attention that we have recently lost our beloved Lightfoot… I would like to thank this post for giving me a reason to rmeember him and his work, even after he has left this plane…


It sounds like 6045 tentatively plans on going! This is one of my favorite off-season events and I’m excited to see it coming back in 2023.

Will there be any rule changes?


Stay tuned for a full rule change list, but right now we can say we’re planning on the Gitch’s traditional 30 seconds added to teleop.

This helps with the Gitch’s goal of allowing new drivers to polish their skills by giving them more time on the field.

(And it might be fun to see if we can manage a fully supercharged grid with that extra time :slight_smile: )

Hey guys, the Gitchi Gummi Get-Together is well underway. We currently have 7 teams signed up, being:
9257 Bots of Another Color
3134 The Accelerators
3275 The Regulators
5638 LQPV Robotics
4009 DNA
3206 Royal T Wrecks
6044 Circuit Breakers
If you would like to sign your team up, registration is open: https://forms.gle/jfkfPdtRzbgyMNP89

UMD has offered to provide low cost housing to teams attending the Gitch as follows:
Double Room: $21 per person per night
Single Room: $37 per person per night

The housing deadline is June 15th, so if you want housing from UMD sign up by then. Hotels in Duluth get quite expensive in July, so take advantage if you can.

For further inquiry, email gitch@daredevils2512.org

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@Ryan_Swanson sign up!

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