About Us 2015

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!

Introducing OneByte the flat potato superhero, LiveWire's Offical Ambassador of STEM!

Want to see where OneByte has been? Click on the to see a picture of him at each location.


Team Motto:

FIRST Things First: Building a Team. Building a Community. For all ages.

Team Groups 2015:

Team Captains:

Chris and Kip


Provide leadership and help the team become a cohesive unit

Provide assistance and guidance wherever necessary

Act as team representatives

Robot Build Team:

Chris, Ryan, Nick, Dylan, and Carlee


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


Jace, Drew, Gabe, Warren (Mentor), Ludwig, Kip, Parker (not pictured)


Program and test autonomous and teleop code

Configure computers and networking, and fix computer problems

Construct and configure pneumatic systems and sensors




Documents our team activities through formal and candid photographs


Rian, Aaron, Patchy, and Megan


Create the Chairman's Award Video

Develop YouTube videos called "Mr. Angle's Workshop"

Public Relations:

Megan, Aaron, and Rian


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

Coordinate team spirit activities


Jace and Aaron


Maintain the LiveWire website

Field Build:

Joshua, Hayden, Joey, Jakob, Patchy, and John


Build a regulation game practice field

Monitor safety procedures

Make everything in the shop and on robot look "pretty"!


John and Hayden


Shadow veteran team members

Observe and learn the responsibilities of the various build teams

Build a regulation half court practice field

Enthusiastically do whatever needs to be done

This website was designed and built by Dirk Stahlecker, with updates and maintenance from Aaron and Payton.
Special thanks to Corinn Herrick.