Kickoff 2017

FIRST Steamworks 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition

2017 FIRST STEAMWorks Kick-off
Exploding Bacon’s official FIRST kickoff
at the Orlando Science Center!

The kickoff will feature workshops for general FIRST Robotics Competition topics as well as game-specific topics once the game is revealed. The game reveal stream will be viewed in OSC’s Digital Adventure Theatre and our workshops will be done in OSC’s high-tech classrooms. The kickoff will also feature a mock STEAMworks field for teams to access after the game reveal is complete.


There will be numerous workshops available at the kickoff. Before the kickoff video there will be pre-game workshops that cover general FIRST Robotics Competition topics such as the FRC Design Process and reading the game manual. Each of these workshops will last 30 minutes and will be done twice. After the kickoff video there will be STEAMworks-specific workshops covering topics including the game’s rules and scoring.

Address and Parking

777 E. Princeton Street
Orlando, Florida 32803


8:30 AM: Venue opens to teams.

9:00 AM – 9:25 AM and 9:30 AM – 9:55 AM: Pre-game Workshops (all workshops last 25 minutes, each workshop will run twice)

  • FRC Design Process
  • Control Systems Tools
  • Award Submissions
  • How to Read the Rules
  • Video
  • NEMO Mastery
  • FIRST Robotics Competition 101

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Kickoff Livestream

12:00 PM (when kickoff video ends): In-person field element reveal. Mock field becomes available.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: STEAMWorks Workshops

  • Robot
  • Field
  • Scoring
  • Fouls