Welcome to the official Project Peacock website. Here you can find team info, match videos, past seasons, outreach, and more!
Project Peacock is a community-based FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are the first of four FTC teams in STEAM Post 26, a Tulsa-based 4H organization. Our members come from all over the Tulsa area, and from many diverse backgrounds. Since 2015, we have been a top team in Oklahoma, bringing innovation, creativity, and ingenuity to the competition.
Our team is very active in the community, leading outreach events across the state to encourage and empower youth to explore STEAM fields. Each season we spend hundreds of hours reaching out to the community to spread the message of FIRST and the principles of Gracious Professionalism, Coopertition, communication, and creative thinking.
Project Peacock prides itself on entirely custom manufactured robots. We make extensive use of CAD, designing every piece of our robots before manufacturing them in-house using our CNC and 3D Printing capabilities. This process is done entirely by our members, with many putting in hundreds or even thousands of hours to the creation of each robot.
Between seasons, our members improve their individual skill sets through classes in CAD, programming, manufacturing, resume writing, and more. Some members compete in international CAD competitions, meeting other students in FIRST from around the globe. These experiences make for a stronger team, and more capable budding engineers for the future.
Our goal is to create an inclusive, community-based environment to encourage high school students to explore STEAM. We spread the message of FIRST through a multitude of outreach events and by our participation in FIRST Tech Challenge. Our members embody gracious professionalism in their interactions with each other and with other teams, working to encourage all students to explore STEAM.
FIRST Power Play season will be Project Peacock’s 8th season. Here’s how we got here:
Project Peacock was founded in 2015 by a handful of members from BSA Troop 26. The team was first registered under the name Eagle Factory Robotics, a nod to Troop 26’s nickname: The Eagle Factory. This first season, the team met at the University of Tulsa and made use of a loaner kit of Tetrix parts from Oklahoma FTC. This first robot was named Lucien B. Maxwell, named for the original owner of the Philmont Scout Ranch. Despite not having a field to work with, Lucien and the team made it to the Oklahoma State Championship their first season. Following their debut, the members decided that they wanted to take their hobby another step further and start a second team.
Season 2 saw big changes for Eagle Factory Robotics. First, the members had recruited so many new teammates that a second team was needed. This second team was called Mouse Spit. Their story can be found on their website.