For the third year in a row, FCDI is partnering with SOFWERX to host the Tampa Bay FIRST Robotics Competition Live Kick-off event on January 5, 2019, at SOFWERX Underground.  The 2019 season game is called “Destination: Deep Space”, and FIRST Robotics Competition teams have just six weeks to design and build a robot, weighing up to 120 lbs, to compete in the space themed challenge.

Live Kick-Off events provide a fun, exciting and cost saving way to launch the new season, with kits shipped free of cost to a single location for teams to pick up, and a camaraderie building worldwide simulcast kick off event for participating teams to enjoy together.

The Tampa Bay kick off is open to up to 15 teams. Participating teams will hear special guest speakers from SOFWERX and the University of South FL, learn about local grant opportunities, sign up for SOFWERX mentoring & robot reviews, see the new season game reveal,  and pick up their 2019 Kit of Parts.  Here’s the details for Tampa Bay area teams:

  • What2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Kick-Off
  • WhenJanuary 5, 2019 – 9am to 1pm
  • Where:  SOFWERX Underground – 1925 E 2nd Avenue, Suite 102 Tampa, FL 33605
  • Registration info:  Kick off Registration opens October 9, 2019.  Registration Info HERE.  Kit and Kick-off registration closes November 19, 2019 .
  • Kick Off Agenda: Check back in December!

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Visit our Event page for more information closer to the Kick off date.