Monday, February 20, 2017

VEX Worlds Championship in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2017!

That son of ours has done it again. He has a VEX Robotics Worlds Championship invite, this makes two years in a row! He won the Middle School Minnesota State Competition, the Skills Award and the Excellence Award. Team Not the S.A.M.E. will be going to the Worlds VEX Championship in Louisville, Kentucky in April 2017. We are looking for sponsors to help him pay for the team registration fee. Any takers? This is a great feat for a 12 year old in 6th grade!

Take a look at our new Facebook page for Central Minnesota Robotics and see how our teams, the Northway Drivers (High School) and Not the S.A.M.E. (Middle School) did this season with the 2016-2017 Starstruck robot challenge. 

We have set up a Go Fund Me page for our Middle School team to help raise money for the registration fee to Worlds and travel expenses. Please share the link if you can to spread the word! We have an upcoming fundraiser on Wednesday, March 1 at the Pizza Ranch in Waite Park for the organization. Central Minnesota Robotics will receive 25% of the proceeds just by mentioning you are there to support our organization! We will also receive any tips given that night! You can support us even with a take-out or delivery order as well.

 110 2nd Street South #119
Waite Park, MN, 56387

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

St. Cloud, MN VEX Robotics Tournament 11/5/2016 (Team Registration Is Open & Volunteer Opportunities Available)

We need many more volunteers for this event! We are hosting our VEX Robotics Tournament on Saturday, November 5th in St. Cloud, MN at Cathedral High School. Team registration is also still open as well. Teams are limited to 32, so hurry to get your team(s) registered. This is both for High School and Middle School teams.
If interested in signing up to become a volunteer for this event, click on the website link below and follow the directions. 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

We provide a t-shirt to each volunteer to wear that day and we provide food, snacks and drinks for volunteers to enjoy.

Competition is being hosted by Central Minnesota Robotics, Andy Zieglmeier and Jeremy Reisinger.

Click here to register your VEX Robotics team or to Volunteer for the event. 

We are also looking for sponsors and donations from local businesses. Message me at 
122reneez at gmail dot com if interested.


The Robotics Competition is Free to the public. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It's Boy Scout Popcorn Time!!

Morgan is selling delicious Boy Scout Popcorn once again! He will be out roaming the neighborhood selling next week. Here's a glimpse of what is being offered this year. 

Morgan will have a a few varieties on hand to sell immediately. We are pre-ordering the following: Popping Corn, Peanut Butter Cup, Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Cheese, Sea Salt Splash, Mud Puddles, Caramel with Sea Salt, Trail Mix and Double Butter (Microwave).

The other varieties if ordered will be delivered late November.
Soon to come for anyone that would like to order online and get it shipped directly to your house, we will have Morgan's order number available to do so.
All profits from Popcorn Sold will go into Morgan's personal Scout account.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Craft in Progress..

Can you guess what I am making? My hubby was so kind to spray paint some plastic red Coke caps for me. This entire next week will include me crafting my little heart out because that is how I roll, everything is last minute. Once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator. 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Dinner Benefit & Silent Auction for Connor's Cure!

Connor is a 1st grader at Madison Elementary School, in the Chinese Immersion Program. When he was 20 months old he was diagnosed with an AT/RT tumor in his brain. He has been fighting ever since. In February of 2016, we learned that Connor has cancer cells in his spinal fluid and a new tumor was found on his lower spine. He is currently undergoing treatments at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Connor's road to recovery involves time away from the rest of his family, school and much travel to and from the hospital. The Rohde family could really use support carrying the burden of the medical and travel expenses.

Cub Scouts Pack 21 is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction this Tuesday, March 22 from 4-7pm at the Moose Lodge in Waite Park, Minnesota. 

For more information about Connor, visit: 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Yankee Candles & Gifts (Boy Scouts Fundraiser)

Morgan's Boy Scout Troop receives 40% of the proceeds from this Yankee Candle Fundraiser. He is trying to build up his Scout account to attend Many Point Scout Camp this Summer! There are much more than candles in this fundraiser. You can purchase/renew your magazines, buy gift wrap, popcorn, garden accessories and even plants and bulbs!

Here are some of the cool products you can purchase from Yankee Candle catalog. For local friends/family, you can purchase from Morgan's physical order form or you can purchase online here and get the items shipped directly to you for a small fee. Morgan thanks you for supporting Troop 21!

(Images above from the 
Yankee Candle Fundraising website)

February 16, 2016 - New Boy Scout Morgan received his Scouter Rank and his Robotics Merit Badge.

Group Number: 990094621
Group Name: TROOP 21
Seller Name: Morgan Zieglmeier 

Be sure Morgan's Group ID information is listed on the website, so he gets credit for your purchase. Thank you!!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Got Crayons?

These robot crayons are turning out mighty freaking cute I must say! I wish I realized soaking the crayons in water first help the wrappers come off more easily! I broke a few nails and have crayon wax embedded under my fingernails still from peeling the paper last night.

I still am in need of a lot more crayons for this project. If you have any old/broken crayons I can use, I'll trade ya two cute robot crayons for your stash! I want to make as many of these as I can for Morgan's VEX Robotic Championship in April to give away as "flair."  

I baked at 300 Degrees in a Convection Oven for about 15 minutes. Let cool for about 45 minutes to an hour (depending on how full you fill the molds) to try to push them out.

The cool 12 Cups Silicone Robot Baking Mold can be found on Amazon here

If you are interested in donating to help fund my 11 year old son's team in going to the Middle School VEX Robotics World's Championship in Kentucky, you can click here. This is a wonderful STEM related program that I encourage you to learn more about. More information can be found at here.