Infinite Recharge 2021

The Hamdalorian Season 2 is Exploding Bacon’s 16th robot, made to play the 2021 FIRST Robotics Competition Game “FIRST RISE: INFINITE RECHARGE”. The Hamdalorian Season 2 has a wide roller intake, capable of maintaining control of multiple Power Cells at once. This...

Infinite Recharge 2020

The Hamdalorian is Exploding Bacon’s 15th robot, built to play the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition Game “FIRST RISE: INFINITE RECHARGE”. Built to play all aspects of Infinite Recharge, The Hamdalorian is equipped with an efficient, self-vectoring Power Cell intake, as...

Destination: Deep Space 2019

Ham Solo is Exploding Bacon’s 14th robot, built to play the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Game “DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE”. Built to specialize at scoring in the cargo ship and all three levels of the rocket, Ham Solo utilizes an elevator lift and unique touch-and-go...

POWER UP 2018

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...

STEAMWORKS 2017

Air Pork One, designed for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition challenge “STEAMWORKS”, is Exploding Bacon’s 12th robot. Air Pork One is a dedicated gearing robot with a climber, getting gears from the human player station and effectively delivering them to the...

Stronghold 2016

Battering Ham is Exploding Bacon’s 11th robot. Built to play the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition game “Stronghold”, Battering Ham is high-shooting offensive machine. With a quick boulder intake, powerful shooter, and 6 CIM drive train, Battering Ham was not to be...

Recycle Rush 2015

Exploding Bacon’s 2015 robot, Pork Lift, was the first Exploding Bacon robot to be designed and created in our new 2015 build space. Designed to play Recycle Rush, Pork Lift was a human player station robot. A tote fed through the human player station would slide...

Aerial Assist 2014

The Exploding Bacon design process focuses on ensuring that the final design is a result of a team effort. Every student, mentor, and parent that comes to the meetings has an opportunity to have their ideas heard. Emphasis is placed on keeping the robot simple and...

Ultimate Ascent 2013

Exploding Bacon’s 2013 robot, W-Ham-O, was built to play Ultimate Ascent. Ultimate Ascent was a game very similar Ultimate Frisbee. The ends of the field have 1 three point, high goal in the middle, 2 two point middle goals on the either side of the three point goal,...

Rebound Rumble 2012

Exploding Bacon’s 2012 robot, Porcus Magnus, was built to play Rebound Rumble. Rebound Rumble was a game very similar to basketball. The ends of the field had four basketball hoops, one close to the ground (worth one point), two in the middle (worth two points), and...

Logomotion 2011

Bacon’s 2011 robot, Disco Pig, looks very familiar doesn’t it… Well that could be for a number of reasons, you could have noticed the similarity to Fire Pig, the four bar linkage grew up a bit, or you saw it on Fox 35 morning news promoting the Orlando Science...

Breakaway 2010

Bacon’s 2011 robot, Disco Pig, looks very familiar doesn’t it… Well that could be for a number of reasons, you could have noticed the similarity to Fire Pig, the four bar linkage grew up a bit, or you saw it on Fox 35 morning news promoting the Orlando Science...

Lunacy 2009

In 2009 FIRST threw a curveball, the playing surface (which up to this point had been carpet every year (except for 1992 when it was corn kernels)) was now a slick, polycarbonate surface, and the robots had to use a specific wheel also made of a slick polycarbonate...

Overdrive 2008

1902’s 2008 robot ‘Walrus Pig’ was built to play Overdrive, a race like game with the added element of 4 40 inch ‘Trackballs’ that were designed to be carried around the track and ‘Hurdled’ over an 8 foot high platform. This robot was designed to reach out and pick up...

Rack and Roll 2007

Probably Bacon’s most successful robot to date, Fire Pig, was built in 2007 as a collaboration with team 1369 (Minotaur) from Tampa. The robots were designed to play the game ‘Rack and Roll’, a game kind of like Tic-Tac-Toe (if the x’s and o’s were replaced with red...

Aim High 2006

Exploding Bacon’s first ever robot. Built in a mentors garage in 2006 with a drill press, a borrowed chopsaw (yes, chopsaw) and a small amount of hand tools. Designed to play the game ‘Aim High’ this 100 (eventually 119) pound machine was focused on the ‘low goal’...
POWER UP 2018

POWER UP 2018

Pigxel is Exploding Bacon’s 13th robot, built to play the 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition Game...

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STEAMWORKS 2017

STEAMWORKS 2017

Air Pork One, designed for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition challenge “STEAMWORKS”, is...

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Stronghold 2016

Stronghold 2016

Battering Ham is Exploding Bacon’s 11th robot. Built to play the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition...

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Recycle Rush 2015

Recycle Rush 2015

Exploding Bacon’s 2015 robot, Pork Lift, was the first Exploding Bacon robot to be designed and...

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Logomotion 2011

Logomotion 2011

Bacon’s 2011 robot, Disco Pig, looks very familiar doesn’t it… Well that could be for a number of...

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Breakaway 2010

Breakaway 2010

Bacon’s 2011 robot, Disco Pig, looks very familiar doesn’t it… Well that could be for a number of...

read more
Lunacy 2009

Lunacy 2009

In 2009 FIRST threw a curveball, the playing surface (which up to this point had been carpet every...

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Overdrive 2008

Overdrive 2008

1902’s 2008 robot ‘Walrus Pig’ was built to play Overdrive, a race like game with the added...

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Aim High 2006

Aim High 2006

Exploding Bacon’s first ever robot. Built in a mentors garage in 2006 with a drill press, a...

read more