ROBOCON Tampa Bay is a FIRST Robotics Competition event and a FIRST Robotics Showcase. It's a full scale off season FRC event combined with a career and college expo, workshops, industry exhibits and more.
The mission of ROBOCON Tampa Bay is to provide FIRST Robotics Teams with a high-quality, post-season competitive event that provides opportunities for pre-season skill building, networking, and college and career readiness experiences. ROBOCON also provides a fun and unique way for the general public to enjoy this “Sport for the Mind” and see and enjoy the hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics that FIRST offers.
Where will ROBOCON be held?
ROBOCON Tampa Bay will be at the Bob Martinez Athletics Center at University of Tampa at 401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 10am to 6pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 10am to 5pm
FIRST Teams – All first teams, of all skill levels are welcome! FRC teams will enjoy a full day of competition, plus Skills Challenges, and Most Awesome Pit Contest. FTC and FLL teams will have scrimmage and Build It Day opportunities, and all teams can enjoy:
- Workshops and seminars on CAD, programming, team business planning, fundraising and development
- College & Career Expo,
- Industry exhibits & more!
Teachers & Schools – ROBOCON Tampa Bay is a great opportunity to see FIRST K-12 STEM education in action and to learn best practices from other schools and educators. There will be teacher workshops on implementing FIRST programs in classroom and after school environments, and to speak to teachers and coaches from around the state.
Everyone else – Kids of all ages, families, youth groups, school groups, clubs, homeschool co-ops, tech organizations and anyone who loves robots, and would like to see what FIRST is all about, or just wants a fun day of robot competitions!
Admission to the public is FREE!
*FRC teams – Early registration is just $100 per team, through October 6th extended through October 9th! and, if space remains, $150 until registration closes on October 20th.
*FTC teams (outside Hillsborough League) – $25
Jr. FLL & FLL teams – Free!
*All proceeds after event production costs are met, benefit FIRST in Florida teams and programs.
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