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ROBOTICON Robot Tricks Challenge!

ROBOTICON Robot Tricks Challenge!

We've added another community storytelling opportunity for teams: the ROBOTICON Robot Tricks Challenge! There are several categories to enter: Technical, Autonomous, Top Scoring, Unexpected/Accidental , Funny, and for those absolutely uncategorical tricks, the...

Join Us around the FIRST Virtual Campfire

Join Us around the FIRST Virtual Campfire

With our FIRST season cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought we'd put our shared downtime to good use by inviting teams to gather round a virtual campfire and tell us and our virtual social distancing campers their stories. We're inviting teams from all...

ROBOTICON Partner Spotlight: Thank You Florida Blue Foundation!

ROBOTICON Partner Spotlight: Thank You Florida Blue Foundation!

Some of our program support occurs after ROBOTICON.  This year one of those great organizations is the Florida Blue Foundation. Florida Blue Foundation is a trade name of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation, Inc., and is a separate philanthropic...

ROBOTICON 2019 Wrap Up!

ROBOTICON 2019 Wrap Up!

Another ROBOTICON off-season and FIRST Showcase is in the bag! Our 2019 event brought together 4000 participants and guests, nearly 80 volunteers and 50 teams across all four FIRST programs to play and learn together.   It was a bittersweet weekend, with news of the...

Remembering Dr. Woodie Flowers

Remembering Dr. Woodie Flowers

On Friday, October 11, Dr. Woodie Flowers passed away unexpectedly. News made it to the FIRST community late Saturday, as the first day of ROBOTICON wrapped up.  Ken Johnson, Director of FIRST Tech Challenge, was attending ROBOTICON, which, as a University of South...

ROBOTICON Partner Spotlight: Myiconography

ROBOTICON Partner Spotlight: Myiconography

Most of our event partners and sponsors we highlight in advance of ROBOTICON.  A special few get a shout out post-event, so you can better see what makes them so special. One of these great post-event highlights belongs to Matthew Yoder, of Myiconography .  We made...

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