Robot Casserole, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1736, is a community-based team in Peoria, Illinois. We are working toward becoming a student-led team. Students age 14-18 from any private, public, or homeschool high school in the surrounding area are eligible to apply to the team. The 2017 team has students from Richwoods High School, Brimfield High School, and Peoria-area homeschools. Our mentors include men and women employed at Caterpillar, Ameren, the Peoria Police Department, and college students.
The team meets year-round. From September to early December, students meet with mentors twice a week to learn skills in preparation for the upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition season. January through April includes a six-week robot build season (5 days per week) and competitions. From May through August, we prepare for the upcoming school year and run STEM outreach events such as RoboRumble and RoboMania. Our team also works year-round promoting STEM education and FIRST programs through a wide variety of activities. You can learn more about those on our History page.
The team was founded in 2006 by Caterpillar, Inc. as a part of its STEM outreach program. In 2014, the team began the transition to a multi-sponsor team. Learn more about our sponsors and the benefits of sponsorship on our Sponsors page.
2017-2018 Season Resources
- Team 1736 Calendar 2017-18
- 2017-18 Robot Casserole Student Application
- First Robotics Liability Waiver – Mentors
- First Robotics Liability Waiver – Students
- Team 1736 Robot Casserole Handbook 2017-2018