2017 Steamworks

The 2017 game is Steamworks and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

This is the second year North Carolina has used the district model for competitions. Instead of one regional competition, there will be four district competitions and a state championship.

North Carolina State Championship
Campbell University
Gore Arenal
March 31-April 2, 2017

Raleigh District Competition
SE Raleigh High School
March 23-25, 2017

Asheville District Competition
Kimmel Arena
March 17-19, 2017

Greensboro District Competition
UNCG Fleming Gym
March 9-11, 2017

Pitt County District Competition
South Central High School
March 3-5, 2017


2016 Stronghold

The 2016 game is Stronghold and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

This year North Carolina has moved from the regional model to the district model. Instead of one regional competition, there was be four district competitions and a state championship.

Greensboro District Competition
Northeast Guilford High School
March 3-6, 2016

Wake District Competition
Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
March 11-13, 2016

UNC-Asheville District Competition
UNC-Asheville - Kimmel Arena
March 18-20, 2016

Campbell District Competition
Campbell University - Gore Arena/John W. Pop Jr. Convocation Center
April 1-3, 2016

State Championship Competition
UNC-Charlotte - Halton Arena
April 8-10, 2016

Photography by: Danny Levenson
Volunteer phogotrapher for FIRST North Carolina


2015 Recycle Rush FRC NC Regional

Dorton Arena -- Raleigh, NC
March 19-21, 2015

The 2015 game is Recycle Rush and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

Photography by: Danny Levenson
Volunteer photographer for NC FIRST Robotics


2015 Recycle Rush Kick-Off

ECU -- Greenville, NC
January 3, 2015

The 2015 game is Recycle Rush and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

Photography by: Danny Levenson
Volunteer photographer for NC FIRST Robotics


2014 North Carolina Regionals

Dorton Arena -- Raleigh, NC
March 14-16, 2014

The 2014 game is Aerial Assist and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

Photography by: Danny Levenson
Volunteer photographer for NC FIRST Robotics


2014 North Carolina Kick-Off

ECU Campus - Greenville, NC
January 4, 2014

The 2014 game is called Aerial Assist. Team PyroTech #3459 along with Pitt Pirates #2642 lead a human player simulation of the game after the kick-off.

Photography by: Danny Levenson


2013 North Carolina Regionals

Dorton Arena -- Raleigh, NC
March 14-16, 2013

The 2013 game is Ultimate Ascent and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

Photography by: Danny Levenson
Volunteer photographer for the 2013 NC FRC Regionals


2013 North Carolina Kick-Off

Dorton Arena -- Raleigh, NC
January 5, 2013

The 2013 game is unveiled and it is called Ultimate Ascent. Team PyroTech #3459 leads a human player simulation of the game after the kick-off.

Photography by: Danny Levenson


2012 North Carolina Regionals

Dorton Arena -- Raleigh, NC
April 5-7, 2012

The 2012 game is Rebound Rumble, and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

Photography by: Danny Levenson
Volunteer photographer for the 2012 NC FRC Regionals
Mentor for FRC #3459, Team PyroTech


2012 PyroTech demo at jcpenny

Cary Towne Center
February 18, 2012

With only three days left in the hectic build season, Team PyroTech demoed both their 2011 Logomotion robot named the Phoenix and their new 2012 robot for Rebound Rumble, which is still unnamed.


2011 FLL Regionals

Southeast Raleigh High School
November 12 and 19, 2011

FLL regional competitions were held on two consecutive weekends at Southeast Raleigh High school.


FIRST Robotics Competition

What is FRC?

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a unique varsity 'sport for the mind' designed to help young people discover the interesting and rewarding aspects of engineering and research, while challenging teams and their mentors to solve problems in a six-week timeframe using a standard Kit of Parts and a common set of rules.


2011 FRC Championships

Edward Jones Dome - St. Louis, MO
April 27-30, 2011

Team PyroTech won the Rookie All-Star Award at the NC Regionals which qualified us for a spot in the FRC Championships in St. Louis, MO. It was quite an event. There were 352 teams in 4 divisions. We were in the Curie division. We weren't very competitive on the field, but we were told we were in the top 4 for the National Rookie All-Star Award. There was also a free concert by will.i.am and The Black Eyed Peas. Sorry, no pictures from that.


2011 North Carolina Regionals

Dorton Arena -- Raleigh, NC
April 7-9, 2011

The 2011 game was called Logomotion, and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

Photography by: Danny Levenson
Volunteer photographer for the 2011 NC FRC Regionals
Mentor for FRC #3459, Team PyroTech


2011 Robot Rumble

Museum of Life and Science -- Durham, NC
April 16, 2010

Various different groups participated in Robot Rumble at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC. The activities included 4 local FRC teams:

Photography by: Danny Levenson


2010 North Carolina Regionals

Dorton Arena -- Raleigh, NC
April 1-3, 2010

The 2010 game was called Breakaway, and the details and some animations can be found on FIRST's main site.

Photography by: Danny and Robby Levenson


FRC Demo at Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse -- Morrisville, NC
June 10, 2010


Chasis Build with Hawktimus Prime and Tom Settle

Pierce's Garage
August 19, 2010

Tom Settle bought a 2010 kit of parts and has been kind enough to work through the assembly of the basic robot with our fledgling team. Here are pictures from the first session where the team assembled the chassis with the help of some of the members from the Hawktimus Prime team.


Robotics in RTP

RTP Headquarters
September 10, 2010

Marie Hopper and representatives from several of the area FRC teams spoke about FIRST and FRC. Ben Whipker from our team was brave enough to represent our new team, Team PyroTech.


Organic Robot with Ken Boone

LORD Corporation
November 4, 2010

Ken Boone was gracious enough to share his experience and collection of robots with Team Pyrotech at LORD Corporation. He also walked us through his team activity, Organic Robot. More information about Ken Boone is available at Ken's Robots.


Robot Rumble at NCSU

Talley Student Center at NCSU
December 12, 2010

Several members from Team Pyrotech assisted with the FLL competition as referees, YAMs and as scorekeeper.


Team Picture at Allied Automation

March 26, 2011