The Power of Connecting: A Guest Blog by FIRST Tech Challenge Director, Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson, Director of FIRST Tech Challenge with FIRST, in Manchester, NH, is a big fan of ROBOTICON, which is all about connections: showcasing great student work and connecting students with each other and with the people who can help them build a great future for themselves and for their communities, and connecting people who … Continue reading The Power of Connecting: A Guest Blog by FIRST Tech Challenge Director, Ken Johnson

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The ROI of FIRST: a Guest Blog by Alison Roth

Alison Roth is a long time FIRST coach and mentor, and currently co-chair of the Tampa Bay area FIRST Tech Challenge R.O.B.O.T. League     If you're wondering why all the fuss about FIRST, Alison can tell you a thing or two or three about the ROI - Return on the Investment - of FIRST. If you’re … Continue reading The ROI of FIRST: a Guest Blog by Alison Roth

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

ROBOTICON Registration Open Now! Oct 7 & 8 USF Sun Dome Arena!

Public Admission and Teams Registration is now open for  ROBOTICON 2017, which is  being held at the University of South Florida Sun Dome Arena October 7 & 8 At ROBOTICON, we'll have a full FIRST Robotics Competition field for a two day off-season FIRST STEAMworks competition, open to up to 28 teams/robots, FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmages for new Relic Recovery season for … Continue reading ROBOTICON Registration Open Now! Oct 7 & 8 USF Sun Dome Arena!

2016 ROBOTICON Challenge is OPEN!

The 2016 ROBOTICON Challenge, sponsored this year by the Doolittle Institute, is now open to FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition teams participating in the 2016 ROBOTICON FIRST Showcase October 8 & 9 at the University of South Florida! One team in each program will be awarded a top prize of $150 by showing … Continue reading 2016 ROBOTICON Challenge is OPEN!

ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016 Set for Oct. 8 & 9 at the USF Sun Dome!

We're happy to announce that ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016 is confirmed at its new location, the University of South Florida Sun Dome, on October 8 & 9.  We're grateful the University of South Florida for their generous support of ROBOTICON and their partnership in putting together a great program for attendees. Thanks to the larger … Continue reading ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2016 Set for Oct. 8 & 9 at the USF Sun Dome!