The Robot: Pigxel

Pigxel is Exploding Bacon’s 13th robot, built to play the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Game “POWER UP”. Built to specialize at scoring in the switch and exchange, Pigxel is a low-to-the-ground, high-speed cube scorer. With a 24 feet-per-second high gear, Pigxel can race across the field and assault the opponent’s vault, or alternatively leverage its rotating arm to quickly and efficiently fill the Exchange. This season Pigxel competed at the Orlando Regional, South Florida Regional, and the FIRST Championship in Houston.





Name Pigxel

Status Finished Competing

Size 27.5″ x 32.5″ x 42″

Weight 119 lbs

Competition and Results

Orlando Regional Rank 5, Semi-finalist Captain, Chairman’s Award

South Florida Regional Semi-finalist, Entrepreneurship Award

FIRST Championship Houston Quarter-finalist, Gracious Professionalism Award

Robot Abilities

  • 180° rotating arm
  • Vertical Power Cube Intake
  • 3 Power Cube Autonomous