Current Schedule and COVID-19

Hey everyone!

With the suspension of the FIRST season, FYRE is currently cancelling all of our meetings until further notice. We will still be sending out info and adding to our social medias with pictures and videos, and we will update as soon as we know what/when we’ll be meeting again.

Dean Kamen has a great message about staying safe, keeping positive, and thinking forward while we’re at home:


Debut Confirmation!

Hey everyone!

We have confirmed a time and place for our robot debut. It will be this Saturday, Feb 29, at 4:00pm at the Old Southside School (190 E. Liberty). We will be talking about the team’s progress, demonstrating our robot, and introducing you to the new rookie team in the area.

It is open to the public and free of charge, and refreshments will be served.

We’d love to see you there!


Week 6 Update and Debut

Hey everyone!

The last week of build season has ended! While there’s no stop build day this year, we’re going to primarily fix, test, and practice with the robot from now until competition.

Lots of photos and videos are soon to come here and on our social media and YouTube, so look out for those.

We are having trouble securing a location, so the robot debut has been postponed. We’re hoping to have it on Saturday the 29th, and we’ll update as soon as we have more information.


Week 5 Update 2020

Hey everyone!

The fifth week of build season has just ended, and we made a ton of progress this week! We’ve attached our mechanisms to the robot, completed much of our programming, and tested a bit.

Our climber (lightsaber) goes up, and our shooter spits out fuel cells faster than we expected:



This upcoming week our priority is to put the electronics on the robot so that we can do testing of the mechanisms all together and to iron out the issues we’ve been having with our fuel cell storage.

We’ll be having our robot debut on Feb. 23 at 4:00 pm at the TMCC Edison campus. We will be presenting the game, demonstrating our robot, and talking about the team. There will be complimentary snacks, and you can learn specifics about our robot. It is open to the public, so we hope to see you there!


Week 4 Update 2020

Hey everyone!

The fourth week of build season is over! This was a rough week for us, and we ran into a lot of trouble moving forward with our mechanisms, ordering parts, and putting things together, but the robot is nevertheless finally starting to take shape.

We’ve worked on finalizing designs that were previously having issues, making sure individual parts of the robot are working, and putting the pieces together. Wiring is also largely complete, and our programmers have started coding.


At the beginning of the week, we mapped the robot’s layout.

Now, seven days later, our robot is starting to look like it will actually be able to play the game.

This upcoming week, we hope to put all mechanisms on the robot and attach the electronics.

Our meetings are open, as always, if you want to come see us work, and we’re still looking for support to get to competition!


Week 3 Update 2020

Hey everyone!

We’ve just finished the third week of build season, putting us at halfway done.

We’ve run into a lot of hurdles this week, but we’ve also made a lot of progress. The chassis has been completed, but there are some issues with the dimensions, so we need to fix that this upcoming week.


 The climber is progressing well, though, and our shooter is coming together.

ECP has also finalized all sensors, fixed our software, mostly completed the pseudobot, and begun pseudocode for mechanisms.

We expect to have a lot of the robot together and functioning in this next week so we can get testing underway at the end of build season, and, of course, we’re having fun!


Week 2 Update 2020

Hey everyone!

We’ve just finished the second week of build season, and we’re further along than we’ve ever been at this time! The chassis is halfway completed, and we have prototyped our intake/storage and shooter systems for fuel cell manipulation. Frame for the actual shooter is also under construction. The climbing group is working out issues in a prototype for our mechanism to place a hook on the switch rung.


The ECP group (Electronics, Controls, and Programming) has begun a pseudobot with all the base electronics to practice wiring and test coding on.


In the coming week, we hope to begin building in earnest and start putting the robot together. We’ve also started thinking about spirit and Star-Wars themed accessories that we can add to our robot, pit, and drive team outfits, so expect a lot of cool things in the future!

As always, our meetings are open for anyone to visit, and you can email us for any inquiries, build season related or otherwise, at


Kickoff and Week 1 Update 2020

Hey everyone!

We have just started the second week of build season, and after a great kickoff with FRC teams 7802 and 8128 and a week of strategizing and designing, we have picked our main design for the robot. FYRE is planning to shoot power cells into the top power ports and climb at the end of the match. We hope to flesh out the details and start prototyping and building this next week.

We have also adjusted our schedule slightly and are no longer meeting on Wednesdays. However, you can still visit on any of the other usual days.

Looking forward to the rest of build season!


Happy New Year

Hey everyone!

Welcome to 2020! This promises to be quite a year for FRC, and we have a lot of cool things planned as well. First and foremost, kickoff will be this Saturday at 7:00 am at the Discovery Museum. We will be watching the game reveal broadcast with the other area teams and then discussing strategies. It is open to everyone, so we hope to see you there!

With the start of build season we will be having weekly updates about our progress, and we will have an email list specifically for sponsors to receive these updates directly to their inboxes. Thank you again for your support; build season couldn’t happen without you! Our season meetings are always open, so please let us know if you would like to come to a meeting and see where your money is going.

You can also keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram, where we will be posting more regularly starting Saturday.

As a refresher, here is the game teaser released last year:

See you at kickoff,


Hello everyone,

FIRST just released an announcement about the passing of Dr. Woodie Flowers. We are incredibly sad to hear about this as he has been a great inspiration to all of us over our years in FIRST. He will be missed, and we will remember his amazing contributions to the engineering and FIRST communities.

“Competition for the sake not of destroying one another, but for the sake of bettering and improving both competitors as a result of the competition.” Woodie Flowers