While it is easy to give a robot the sense of touch and a concept of distance, having robots that can see and process their surroundings would give us a huge advantage with the robots we build and compete with. Every match starts with an autonomous period, where robots must operate with only pre-programmed instructions. […]
It was the night of Roboprom and it was raining, so Exploding Bacon was shuttling the students to Roboprom in a van. I was in the last group, and while waiting for the van to return, Dean Kamen walked by. He did not have time at the moment, but he soon returned, and after I […]
Brendan Radabaugh, FRC Coach of Exploding Bacon 1902, talks about robot game strategy at the Orange County Library System’s Melrose Center for Technology Tech Talk venue.
2013 World Championships, Podcast Live at St. Louis: Part 1 In their 16th show, live from the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, The Fighting Pi interview our very own Sarah and Chandra, along with 1086 – Blue Cheese, 1329 – The RoboRebels, 2252 – The Mavericks, 3528 – Up Next, and 3802 – RoboPOP to ask them about their robot, […]
Grand Opening video of The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity which shows Exploding Bacon demoing our 2012 and 2013 robots. Exploding Bacon also provided one of the Center’s first Tech Talks on robot design on February 15th at the Library.
We are proud that our efforts have earned us the distinction of Florida first FRC FIRST Showcase Team for our “extensive and impressive list of outreach participation” for the 2012-13 Season FIRST organized outreach that included: PTC Conference, with student outreach over 3 days IBM conference ARA conference SLAS -Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening conference Orlando […]
The team is ready to head to Fort Lauderdale for the South Florida Regional next weekend for another awesome week of competition! We’re excited to get back to work after an exciting performance at the Orlando Regional. It took a couple matches to get up and running, but by our 5th qualification match we were […]
I often get asked, and even more frequently ask myself, why I spend sometimes upwards of 30 hours a week on robotics. I’m reminded why every time I go out to talk about FIRST, because each and every time, without fail, more and more people answer yes when I ask them if they’ve heard about […]