Joe Ahlquist|Visual Journalist | St. Charles High School's First Robotics Team

St. Charles High School's first robotics team

In the February of 2013 I documented St. Charles High School's first robotics team while they built their robot. They would go on to compete in their first competition that March. The story can be read here.

Robot From left, Buck Mueller (cosest to camera), 17, Cole Sanders, 17, Daniel Dahl (in the distance), 16, and Brett Strand, 14, test the frisbee throwing arm of a robot that they are working on with other St. Charles High School students as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot From left, Erik Nielsen, 17, Daniel Dahl, 16, and St. Charles High School teacher and robotics coach Chuck Koestler work on a robot that they and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot Brady Jones, 18, works on a robot that he and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot Brett Strand, 14, uses a marker to mark where he needs to drill holes for brackets to hold a bumper for a robot that he and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot Kameron Bailey tests the frisbee throwing arm of a robot that him and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot Levi Kittleson is helped by his dad Rod Kittleson, a software engineer at Benchmark Electronics who is helping mentor St. Charles High School Students, with some programming for a robot he and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot Brett Strand (right), 14, works on a robot that he and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team while other students stand by Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot St. Charles High School teacher and robotics coach Chuck Koestler, right, looks at a part that Brady Jones, left, had been working on for a robot that Jones and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. Jones was using a tap to make threads on the inside of the part when the tap broke off on the inside. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot Jayden Snitker, 18, works on some programming for a robot she and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

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From left, St. Charles High School teacher and robotics coach Chuck Koestler, Daniel Dahl, 16, and Brett Strand, 14, examine a robot that they and other St. Charles High School students are working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)

Robot St. Charles High School students gather around as Levi Kittleson (orange shirt), 15, drives a robot they have all been working on as a part of the school's first robotics team Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at St. Charles High School. (Joe Ahlquist/Winona Daily News)