2014

Game:  “Aerial Assist

Robot: Nameless Robot #9

Team:  Robot Casserole

Robot Casserole consists of students and mentors from the greater Peoria, Illinois area. Robot Casserole is a FIRST Team. We strive to make the most of the FIRST program, by means of teaching high school students the wonders of science and technology through an annual FIRST Robotics Competition.

2014 Website Look & Feel

 

Competition Events:

2014 Overall Record: 18-9-1

Central Illinois Regional, Pekin, IL (February 27 – March 1, 2014)

  • Ranked 2
  • Quarterfinalist
  • Record of 11-3-1
  • Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

Wisconsin Regional, Milwaukee, WI (March 20 – 22, 2014)

  • Ranked 17
  • Quarterfinalist
  • Record of 7-6-0
  • Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

 

Team Activities and Events:

  • Planned and hosted second annual Robomania event in partnership with the Peoria Public Library. Expanded activities to include hands-on science experiment stations that represented different aspects of engineering. 5 local FRC teams, and 1 local FLL team joined us for the event.
  • Planned and hosted second annual Robo Rumble event in partnership with the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Expanded activities to include hands-on science experiment stations that represented different aspects of engineering. 6 area FRC teams, 1 area FTC team, and 1 area FLL team joined us for the event. In partnership with the Peoria Academy of Sciences, this event was also part of the annual Summer Science Treasure Hunt program.
  • Taught LEGO workshops for the Peoria Riverfront Museum summer program
  • Scheduled local middle school visits to demonstrate robot and talk about FIRST programs
  • Discover Manufacturing Careers Expo – demonstrated robot and set up exhibits about FIRST programs
  • Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, sponsored by Caterpillar Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) – female students of our team created and conducted decision-making activity for junior high girls attending the event
  • PACK Expo, Chicago – demonstrated robot and spoke with attendees about FIRST programs
  • 4-county 4-H Clover Clinic at Illinois Central College – demonstrated robot and encouraged members to participate in 4-H Robotics curriculum and explore FIRST programs
  • In support of the inaugural Central Illinois Regional FRC competition, designed and distributed over 4,000 flyers and business card invitations. Personal letters were sent to area middle and high school science and technology teachers, specifically targeting communities that do not yet have FRC or FTC teams.
  • Planned and taught 3rd annual multi-session Library Robotics summer program in partnership with the Peoria Public Library Robotics Program
  • With a grant from Kroger, designed and built a Caterpillar vehicle out of canned and boxed goods in the lobby of the Caterpillar Visitors Center to promote the month-long City-Link food drive to benefit Friendship House Food Pantry.
  • Mentored FLL team
  • Volunteered at FLL Regional at Bradley University: event coordinator, registration, line cueing, timekeeper, and event photographer. Demonstrated robot and spoke to FLL participants about additional FIRST programs.
  • Volunteered at FLL Regional at Peoria Christian School. Demonstrated robot and spoke to FLL participants about additional FIRST programs.