After three days of competing with the top FIRST robotics teams in the world, 4-H Exploding Bacon Robotics from Central Florida has been awarded the prestigious FIRST Championship Chairman’s Finalist award, becoming one of the top six teams in the world. The Chairman’s award is given to the team that best demonstrates FIRST’s mission of […]
While it is easy to give a robot the sense of touch and a concept of distance, having robots that can see and process their surroundings would give us a huge advantage with the robots we build and compete with. Every match starts with an autonomous period, where robots must operate with only pre-programmed instructions. […]
Exploding Bacon announces our 2015 Exploding Science Summer Camp Schedule NEW experiments for 2015! Exploding Science camps are geared toward 3-5th grades. 3 sessions are available for 2015. June 8-12 | June 29-July 2 | August 3-7 Click here for more information about our 2015 Summer Camp Schedule
Check out our Fall Newsletter! Featuring stories about our off season exploits, a new outreach project with a potentially global reach, and other highlights these exciting few months.
STEM Careers, Soft Skills, and Exploding Bacon HRM America, July 17, 2014 — Excerpt from article: STEM careers, technology, and the impact of education were addressed at the World Future Society’s 2014 conference in Orlando, FL. At the welcome reception, we met with an impressive group of 13 to 18 year-old students who build and program robots […]
It was the night of Roboprom and it was raining, so Exploding Bacon was shuttling the students to Roboprom in a van. I was in the last group, and while waiting for the van to return, Dean Kamen walked by. He did not have time at the moment, but he soon returned, and after I […]
Brendan Radabaugh, FRC Coach of Exploding Bacon 1902, talks about robot game strategy at the Orange County Library System’s Melrose Center for Technology Tech Talk venue.
2013 World Championships, Podcast Live at St. Louis: Part 1 In their 16th show, live from the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, The Fighting Pi interview our very own Sarah and Chandra, along with 1086 – Blue Cheese, 1329 – The RoboRebels, 2252 – The Mavericks, 3528 – Up Next, and 3802 – RoboPOP to ask them about their robot, […]
Grand Opening video of The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity which shows Exploding Bacon demoing our 2012 and 2013 robots. Exploding Bacon also provided one of the Center’s first Tech Talks on robot design on February 15th at the Library.
Exploding Bacon at the Learning 2013 Conference in the FIRST Newsletter – January, 2014 – FIRST Snapshots At Elliott Masie’s Learning 2013 conference in Orlando, Fla., local FIRST teams and supporters offered the “micro-experience” of driving and operating robots and a one-hour corporate workshop for executives utilizing reverse mentoring: Adult teams of four or five, with a FIRST student […]