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    Exploding Bacon is a 4-H Club that participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), Team 1902.  Our students strategize, design, build and program robots in a 6 week build season and compete

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    Problem Solving

    FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology and challenges students to develop solutions and change the culture to one that celebrates the innovation.

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12 years and counting…

Exploding Bacon Robotics, is a 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.

Award Winning

2017 Houston World Championship
Chairman’s Award Finalist
Regional Chairman’s Awards
2017 Orlando
2016 Rocket City
2015 Georgia Southern
2013 South Florida
2010 Florida

Click here to see our more than
50 awards over 12 seasons

STEM Advocates

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 1,000 student outreach hours per year.  We regularly provide STEM Summer Camps and Imagery Workshops.  Our three favorite programs have their own websites, check them out.

The 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition Game:

FIRST STEAMWORKS is played on a 27 ft. by 54 ft. field. Each of the two alliances controls a boiler and an airship, which they must prep for takeoff. Robots collect fuel (yellow wiffle balls) and score them into their alliance’s boiler to generate steam pressure, scoring them points. Robots must also collect gears and pass them up the airship to the pilots, who use the gears to get the airship’s rotors spinning. During the end of the match, pilots can deploy ropes from the airship, which robots can then climb to earn additional points.

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Our Mission

Have fun doing cool things
that help people.

Our Vision

Grow capable leaders
who will make a positive impact