Game: FIRST STEAMworks

Robot:  Capt. RuSTEAM Casserole

Captian RuSTEAM Casserole
Shown Just before bagging on Stop Build Day (STEAMworks – 2017)


a large fuel (ball) hopper

the ability to pick up fuel off of the field

vision tracking on the shooter

a gear deployment mechanism

a fast-climb motor






Team:  Robot Casserole

The 2017 team has students from Richwoods High School, Quest Academy, Brimfield High School, Dunlap High School, and Peoria-area homeschools.  Our mentors include men and women employed at Caterpillar, Ameren, the Peoria Police Department, and college students.

2017 Website Look & Feel:

Competition Events:

2017 overall record:
6-6-2 in official play in 2017

Central Illinois Regional, Peoria, IL (March 15 – 18, 2017)

  • Ranked 14 after 10 qualification Rounds in a field of 40 teams
  • Record of 6-6-2.
  • Regional Semifinalists
  • Volunteer of the Year (Asit Patel)
  • Match Videos: FRC 1736 at CIR 2017 YouTube Playlist

Midwest Regional, Chicago, IL  (March 29 – April 1, 2017)

2017 Team Activities and Events:

  • Saturday Feb 11 – Robot Casserole, Open House for FLL Teams
  • Sunday Feb 19 – Engineering Day 2017  at the Peoria Riverfront Museum
  • Saturday June 24 – Robot Rumble at the Peoria Riverfront Museum
  • December 16 – FIRST Lego League Qualifier at Woodruff Technical Center