ROBOCON Tampa Bay 2013

Today (Oct. 9) is the last day to get the discounted early registration rate of $100/team to participate in ROBOCON Tampa Bay Oct. 26 & 27 at the University of Tampa. Starting tomorrow, the registration fee is $150/team for remaining spaces. Here’s our current roster:

Team 3242 IllumiCats, Ocala
Team 3556, GET SMART, Lake City (workshops only)
Team 2152, Daytona Beach
Team 1369 Minotaur, Tampa
Team 2425 Hydra, Tampa
Team 2383 Ninjineers, Plantation
Team 179 Children of the Swamp, Riviera Beach
Team 180 S.P.A.M. , Palm City
Team 79 KRUNCH, Palm Harbor
Team 4013 Clockwork Mania, Orlando
Team 1523 M.A.R.S. Mega Awesome Robotics Systems, Jupiter
Team 4769 Nerdvana, St. Petersburg
Team 801 Horsepower, Merritt Island
Team 1065 Moose, Kissimmee
Team 1543 Squirrel, Kissimmee

You can learn more about the event at We’ll also have an FTC scrimmage, FLL showcase and practice, a college and career expo, team training and workshops, an educator workshop, Florida FIRST Alumni gathering, special guests and more!

The Tampa Bay Sports Commission has negotiated some great hotel rates for us for this event, and discounted entertainment packages at places like Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium, too. We want FIRST to ROCK TAMPA BAY!

Out of state teams welcome! We also have a special Rookie Team rate of just $45 for rookies interested in participating in workshops and training sessions. Register at

Go Teams!

Terri (hosting org)
FIRST mentor/coach
FTC Team Duct Tape, Oldsmar
FRC Team 4769, Dixie Hollins HS, St. Pete

ROBOCON Tampa Bay 2013 Agenda is now online at

Spots remain for FRC & FTC teams.


Going. I look forward to the 3dprinting workshop.

Please don’t heckle too much :slight_smile:

On the website it says “Check back soon for the livestream link!” Is there a livestream?

There will be a livestream tomorrow covering the event courtesy of The RoboShow. Once up, info will be at

The stream is up now on UStream and the RoboShow website. Be sure to stop by and check out the elimination matches with interviews and analysis from the field and talk with us in the live chat.

Right now we are interviewing a mentor from team 3242 who almost became an astronaut. You meet the coolest people at FIRST events