About Us 2013

LiveWire Robotics 3456 was established as a FIRST Robotics Competition™ team for the 2011 FRC season. FIRST is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing science and technology to the youth of America.

For the 2012 season, LiveWire was located in the Pine Ridge Mall in Pocatello, Idaho and worked closely with Team Haywire 1569. LiveWire operated under the guidance of three amazing coaches and was comprised of 18 students (grades 9-12) from all three high schools in Pocatello.

For the 2013 season, LiveWire became affiliated with the Bannock County 4H Club and obtained 501c3 non-profit status. This allowed LiveWire to become fully invested in the community as a community based and supported team. With this change came a new number from our rookie year: 3562. Despite this change, we have retained our previous awards and achievements.

We have been invited by the Idaho State University College of Technology Robotics Program to use their facilities as a build site and we are grateful to be in partnership with them!

Team Motto:

FIRST Things First: Building a Team. Building a Community.

Build Groups 2013:

Coaches and Mentors:

Roy Angle, Sue Stahlecker, Geran Call, Arden Beale, David Stahlecker, Phil Kenney, Kelsey Margulieux, Dirk Stahlecker, Devin Symons


Set a high standard for Gracious Professionalism™

Provide laughter, joy, and great team bonding opportunities

Lead team cheers and are always ready to start the chicken dance

Build Team:

Chris and David


Design, build, and test the chassis, drive train, and manipulator


Joey, Kip, Steven, Anna


Program and test autonomous and teleop code

Configure computers and networking, and fix computer problems

Construct, wire, and test the electronics and control systems

Construct and configure pneumatic systems and sensors

Public Relations:

Kitanna and Micah


Coordinate community outreach and fundraising activities

Market the team through pictures, documentation, and multiple media outlets

Create an essay and presentation for the Chairman's Award

Create a video for the Chairman's Award

Coordinate team spirit activities

Official Photographer:



Documents our team activities through formal and candid photographs

Offical Mascot:



To spread team spirit throughout the competition

Inform inquisitive visitors to LiveWire's pit about LiveWire's outreach endeavors

Presentation Team:

Kitanna, Darrell (our Little Free Library - STEM Edition), Micah, Kip

This website was designed and built by Dirk Stahlecker, with assistance from Kip Stahlecker and Corinn Herrick
Maintenance and updates provided by Aaron and Payton