Big Bacon Theory

Video from 2017 & 2016 FIRST World Championships Workshop
We had a full room and nearly an hour of great questions following the presentation.

Check out the resources below

We share the Powerpoint slides, handouts, and our 2016 Judges Packet.

Big Bacon Survey

Image & Marketing Resources

[ some of these are large files, right-click to download ]
Exploding Bacon Big Bacon Image Workshop FIRST LEGO League Version 2017 Powerpoint
Exploding Bacon Big Bacon Image Workshop 2017 Powerpoint
Imagery & Branding flyer for FIRST Teams
Imagery Inventory and Strategic Planning Worksheet pdf

2016 Judges Packet
2016-17 Marketing Packet
Exploding Bacon General Pit Test-pdf

FIRST Branding Guidelines

Branding is an integral part of our marketing strategy from our shirts, pit and robot to our online presence.  Our unique name, iconic logo, and bright orange and green colors identify us as Exploding Bacon, wherever we go.

Team 1902, Exploding Bacon, was the 2013 World Championship Kamen Family Imagery Award and placed in the top 4 teams for the Digital Media Award in 2014.  Bacon has also been the winner of 4 Regional Imagery Awards.

The Big Bacon Theory of Image & Marketing presentation was put together years ago from our lessons learned on marketing our team for a workshop for the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis and Houston on how to effectively market a FIRST team. The team has given this presentation 23 times, 7 of those at World Championships, in many different venues, and here is where you can find all of the information presented in these workshops.

Imagery & Branding for FIRST Teams

Imagery Inventory and Strategic Planning Worksheet pdf


If you have any questions please contact us with the form below or email us at

Robot Manuals
2016 1902 Robot Manual
2015 1902 Robot Manual
2014 1902 Robot Manual
2013 1902, W-Ham-O Engineering Manual-pdf
2012 Robot Technical Overview-pdf

Big Bacon Image Workshop Presented

  • 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 FIRST World Championships
  • 2017 Florida FIRST LEGO League Coaches Conference
  • Bayou Regional 2017
  • Inaugural Rocket City Regional 2016
  • Orlando Regional 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Bacon’s Unofficial FRC Kickoff 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • South Florida Regional 2014
  • Panther Prowl 2013 and 2014
  • Trinity Prep Mock Kick-off
  • Tempest-n-Tampa (TNT)
  • South Carolina Robotics Invitational and Workshops (SCRIW)

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