About Us

"To inspire, and intrique, unite and achieve greatness!"


The Flying Toasters are an after school robotics team in the South Lyon, MI area. We act as students striving for a better tomorrow in the work place, in the economy, and in our environment. Today, high school students from South Lyon High, South Lyon East High, and International Academy West, build competitive robots for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). The Flying Toasters have been around since 2006, but the name didn't stick until 2011. 2018 marks our eighth year competing in FRC. We hope to see you on the field!

As students trying to make a better future, we promote robotics in our surrounding community, whether at a festival, at a football game, or at our curriculum nights. By spreading the word of our team, we are able to get new students of any age group involved to help our effort toward success. If you ever come to a Flying Toaster meeting, you'll find that everyone is working hard on something to benefit the team and community as a whole.

For more information about FIRST and the FIRST Robotics Competition, please visit FIRSTInspires.org.

If you would like to know more about us, or just say hello, feel free to contact us.

Our Achievements


Chairman's Award
2013 Gull Lake District
Winner
2013 Livonia District
Chairman's Award
2015 Gull Lake District
Chairman's Award
2016 Ann Arbor Skyline District
Chairman's Award
2017 Ann Arbor Pioneer District
Winner
2018 Lincoln District
Chairman's Award
2018 Lincoln District
Chairman's Award
2018 Michigan District Championship
Year Event Awards
2018 Michigan State Championship Regional Chairman's Award
2018 Michigan State Championship - Dow Division District Championship Finalist
2018 FIM District Livonia Event

District Event Finalist

Creativity Award
2018 FIM District Lincoln Event

District Chairman's Award

District Event Winner
2018 Palmetto Regional Quality Award
2017 FIM District Howell Event Industrial Design Award
2017 FIM District Ann Arbor Pioneer Event District Chairman's Award
2016 FIM District Ann Arbor Skyline Event

District Chairman's Award

District Event Finalist
2016 FIM District Livonia Event District Engineering Inspiration Award
2015 FIM District Livonia Event

Excellence in Engineering

District Event Finalist
2015 FIM District Gull Lake Event District Chairman's Award
2014 FIM District Livonia Event Creativity Award
2014 FIM District Escanaba Event Excellence in Engineering Award
2013 FIM District Livonia Event

District Event Winner

District Engineering Inspiration Award
2013 FIM District Gull Lake Event District Chairman's Award
2012 FIM District Livonia Event Excellence in Engineering Award
2012 FIM District Northville Event Imagery Award
2011 FIM District Livonia Event Rookie Inspiration Award

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