Riding the tide from Gainesville, comes FIRST Robotics Competition team 4118, Roaring Riptide!


Roaring Riptide was founded in 2011 with efforts to positively impact our community through STEM education. We strive to promote inclusion through our outreach initiatives. With Assistive Technology outreach, we continue to develop specific and affordable solutions for our community.

During the start of the pandemic, we started two FTC Teams, 18205 Beach Boys and 18317 Mechanical Mermaids, in effort to spark interest in STEM and FIRST. Additionally, we started and mentored an FLL team, Rising Riptide, to foster critical thinking among the younger generations.

Roaring Riptide is grateful to the following companies and organizations for their sponsorship support:

Department of Defense STEM, JC Pratt & Whitney, Sun Country, Intuitive Foundation, Gator Swim, TDT Technologies, Coldwell Banker – Jaqui Knowles, Realtor, Best Buy, UF Innovate, PK Yonge, ATMakers.org, Maker’s Making Change.


You can join Roaring Riptide October 9-10 during the ROBOTICON 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition weekend if you register by September 24th!