2017 FRC Season – FIRST Steamworks

For the 2017 season, Team 254 competed with our robot, Misfire. The team had a very successful season, winning two regionals, the half-championship in St. Louis, the first ever FIRST Festival of Champions, and Team 254’s own offseason tournament, Chezy Champs.

FIRST Steamworks – The Challenge

FIRST Steamworks is the game for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition. The game is played by two alliances of three teams each. Their robots compete on a field by scoring wiffleballs which represent fuel into a simulated boiler which transfers the generated steam into an airship in the middle of the field. Each alliance has one airship, which they pressurize with steam from the boiler and load with plastic gears from the field. At the end of the match, robots can hang on team-supplied ropes attached to the airship for additional points. More Information can be found on Wikipedia .

Misfire – The Robot

Quick Facts

  • Name Misfire
  • Status Displayable
  • Size 36″ W x 40″ L x 24″ H
  • Weight 115 lbs

Competition History

Robot Abilities

  • 6 wheel drive
  • Fast fuel intake
  • Dual fixed-angle shooters
  • Floor-loading gear manipulator
  • Fast climber driven by power take-off from shooter
  • Can score side gear and empty a hopper into the high boiler in autonomous