FIRST Robotics Competition team 5145 WolfBotics is a robotics club at Saint Francis Catholic Academy in Gainesville, FL that accepts all students-no matter their skillset.

The team does a variety of outreach projects involving solar panels and STEM support in their local community.  Starting in 2019, team WolfBotics has been working with a local church to build solar panels for Haiti.

Every year since 2015, WolfBotics has hosted the Swamp Stomp,  its own FIRST LEGO League qualifier event at Saint Francis Catholic Academy. Some members of the team have grown from competing at Swamp Stomp to becoming a member of WolfBotics.

You can see the team October 8 & 9 at ROBOTICON!

Our FIRST Robotics Competition teams will be playing the game “Rapid React“, which is played by two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and completing specific challenges in order to score points.

The main scoring elements are “Cargo,” represented by over-sized tennis balls, about the size of a soccer ball, which teams vie to shoot into a central Hub and then a climbing challenge that provides extra points at the end of a match, depending on high up the hangar assembly their robots can go before the buzzer signals the end of the match.   The overall objective of each match is to score more points than the opposing alliance before the match ends.

You can enjoy a full weekend of Rapid React gameplay at ROBOTICON, at University Mall (soon to be RITHM at Uptown) , in Tampa, FL, October 8 & 9!

There will also be an Innovation Fair for all to enjoy and opportunities to learn how to get involved in or start teams in your school or community.  ROBOTICON Tampa Bay is free and open to the public.  Visit our event page to see the schedule for our Manufacturing Month event, which will feature different competitive robotics programs each weekend in October!   Teams interested in registering can do so HERE through September 30.