15 years and counting…
Exploding Bacon Robotics Team 1902, is a Central Florida 4-H club for High School aged students that among other things, participates in FIRST. Our students learn engineering, computer programming, and hands-on machinery skills, as well as the problem solving, strategic thinking, time management, public speaking, teamwork and leadership skills essential in any career. The goal is to inspire and support these youth members to continue on to higher education in trade schools and STEM programs in college.
FIRST World Championship
2019 Chairman’s Award
2018 Gracious Professionalism
2017 Chairman’s Award Finalist
Regional Chairman’s Awards
2016 Rocket City
2015 Georgia Southern
2013 South Florida
Throughout the year, Exploding Bacon students and mentors are active STEM advocates and participate in an average of 30-40 demonstrations and outreach events each year, averaging more than 1,000 student outreach hours per year. We regularly provide STEM Summer Camps and Imagery Workshops.
Our three favorite programs have their own websites, click on the logos below to check them out.
The 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Game:
In INFINITE RECHARGESM, two alliances work to protect FIRST City from approaching asteroids caused by a distant space skirmish. Each Alliance, along with their trusty droids, race to collect and score Power Cells in order to energize their Shield Generator for maximum protection. To activate stages of the Shield Generator, droids manipulate their Control Panels after scoring a specific number of Power Cells. Near the end of the match, droids race to their Rendezvous Point to get their Shield Generator operational in order to protect the city!