Please Note: The website theflyingtoasters.org is in the process of being updated and moved to a new server. Our intentions is to have this completed in September.
As part of the team's summer/off season tasks, our websites, including this one is in the progress of being archived and updated for the 2022-2023 season. As this does take some time as we use this as a teaching tool, the plan is to complete this task for sometime in September. We have not taken on such a monumental task since Covid hit. PLease excuse our work in progress.
Feb 28 - Mar 3rd
We qualified 8th of 64 teams thanks to our stunning auton performance. We fought our way thru quarter finals but were defeated in the semi finals. We also won the Quality Award. A powerful start to our 2018 season !
Worlds are over, bringing the 2018 Power Up season to a close. This was a season of firsts for The Flying Toasters. We made it to Finals in every competition, were crowned District Champions, and won the Chairman's Award at Districts and at the States. We will catch our breath for a bit before competing in the Post Season events of Marc (June 21-23) and IRI (July 12-14). See you there !
Still ranked #9 in the State of Michigan. April 12 thru 14, was the State Championships at SVSU. Being placed in the Dow Division, The Flying Toasters qualified 7th out of 40 teams in our division. We were selected by team 1025 IMPI Robotics to join their #2 Alliance with team 573 Mech Warriors. We passed quarter finals and semi finals in tiebreaker matches, but were defeated by the #1 Alliance in the Dow division Finals. Hats off to team 2959 Robotarians who replaced Alliance captain team 1025 due to mechanical failure. It was awesome to work with such excellent teams.
What else? Having won The Chairman's at the Lincoln District, we were able to compete for Chairman's at the State level against 26 other teams. For the first time in Toaster history, we were one of the five winning teams for The Chairman's Award, earning the right to complete at the World Championship. Check out our 2018 Chairman's Video.
Under construction is our new YouTube Channel, "Robots Explained". This outreach project will be devoted to general education of robot mechanisms and concepts typically used on FRC competition robots.
We also want to recognize all 56 of our generous 2018 sponsors. Please click on the logo map below to read more about them. Our largest sponsors also can be found here.
The final Newsletter Issue #5 of the 2018 Season has been published and can be found here along with all previous Newsletters.
The Chairman's Team published an activity book for grades K-5 to promote and demonstrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Click the link to download a copy.
2018 Competition Schedule
We qualified 6th of 39 teams, scoring the 2nd highest Auton points. We were invited to the #1 Alliance and won the district championship in the final match! Further, the Toaster's also won the coveted Chairman's Award !
March 30 -31st
We qualified 6th of 40 teams and were invited to the #3 Alliance. We fought into the final match, but lost two in a row to the #1 Alliance. We won the Creativity Award to add to the trophy case.
We qualified 7th of 40 teams and were invited to the #2 Alliance. We played thru 2 tiebreaker matches but lost to the #1 Alliance in the Dow Division Finals. However, we won 1 of 5 Chairman's Awards - our best performance ever.
We qualified 3rd of 67 teams in the Tesla Sub-Division, and became the 2nd Alliance. Against tough competition, we were eliminated in the Semi-Finals.
Want more Robot?
For those who want more, we offer the following links:
Chief Delphi is a forum used by many teams to share design concepts, game strategies and Q&A threads in the true spirit of Gracious Professionalism.
The Blue Alliance is a historical catalog of webcasts, competition results and team information going back to 1992.