As a supporter of the Thomas Edison Senior High Robotics Team, your organization will be supporting Northeast Minneapolis, a neighborhood filled with a rich culture of hard working families. At one point Northeast was the industrial hub of the state, the first mill in the city was constructed on the Eastern side of the Mississippi River. Your organization will also be able representing itself at the FIRST Robotics Competitions we attend via your logo being positioned on our robot.


The FIRST Robotics Competition is a rather large undertaking; not only for the students, but for FIRST, they have to run many regional competitions. The entry fee for a single competition is $4,500, this does not include the costs of the robot, tools, transportation, etc. We wish to be able to compete in at least two regional competitions a year.


Graco Inc. is currently the sole sponsor of Edison Robotics. They have been our longest and most supportive member of the Tertola family. Every year they contribute precious volunteers to come in and assist the students in troubleshooting, learning, and providing an inside look at their manufacturing company. Graco is a Minnesota based company that supplies fluid handling systems to markets around the world.