Congrats ROBOTICON 2017 Award Winners!

ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2017 was our biggest and best event ever, with over 3000 attendees, between teams and public guests! We can't thank everyone enough, from the University of South Florida and Hillsborough County to all our incredible volunteers.  Because of you, ROBOTICON: Engaged the support of at least five new partners for ROBOTICON  and  FIRST … Continue reading Congrats ROBOTICON 2017 Award Winners!


Check Out Robot in 1 Weekend Robot Marathon Build at University Mall (Now) Sept. 16 & 17

On September 9 & 10   September 16 & 17 University Mall,  Mall visitors can take a break from their shopping to watch a team of college students take on a three day livestreamed marathon robot build as part of the international FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC)  youth robotics kick off. Robot in 1 Weekend (Ri1W) is part … Continue reading Check Out Robot in 1 Weekend Robot Marathon Build at University Mall (Now) Sept. 16 & 17

FIRST Looks at ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016

Check out this year's great interviews by our Live Coverage event partner, PLuGHiTz Live Radio!  Earlier this year, PLuGHiTz Live, run by FIRST Alum Scott Ertz, and hosted by  Daniele Mendez and Marissa Schiereck, both FIRST alumni from FIRST Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape, kicked off a new series called FIRST Looks , which provides a platform to spotlight FIRST … Continue reading FIRST Looks at ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016


#FIRSTLikeAGirl is a video campaign created to encourage girls to pursue STEM activities and become a part of the FIRST community. #FIRSTLikeAGirl videos showcase student and mentor experiences in one minute long videos designed to be shared via website, social media and promotions.   #FIRSTLikeAGirl was initiated by 4-H Exploding Bacon, Team 1902. At ROBOTICON, Exploding Bacon … Continue reading #FIRSTLikeAGirl Comes to ROBOTICON