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The week of January 21 was a busy one for FCDI recently, as we hosted our 2nd ARM Regional Workshop, and then spent two full days at the Synapse Summit after that. 2nd ARM Regional Workshop Over 30 people attended our ARM Regional Workshop, held this year at our...read more
Things have moved fast at FCDI, since we secured space for our Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) in October 2018. In just three months, with the help of some amazing volunteers and community partners, we've transformed a former Champs sportswear...read more
Check out our wish list and ways to give on our Donation page, and visit the AMRoC Fab Lab website to learn more about our newest program. Thank you!read more
If you're looking for some good social giving opportunities this year, we'd like to suggest that you please consider donating to FCDI in support of the Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab. AMRoC Tampa Bay is being designed to be a place of...read more
FCDI board members trekked to beautiful Pittsburgh, PA recently, to attend the 2nd annual ARM Institute member meeting, where we had the pleasure of meeting some amazing companies and individuals working hard to improve human capacity and public impressions about 21st...read more
We briefly mentioned AMRoC's new home in our recent post-ROBOTICON update, but we wanted to share a bit more about this exciting development. FCDI made the decision to configure the Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics Center as a FabLab for several reasons, not the...read more
ROBOTICON Tampa Bay 2018 was our biggest and best event yet, drawing over 4000 people to enjoy this year's space themed STEAM festival. This year, FIRST Robotics Competition teams also played on a brand new field, made here locally in Tampa, as the anchor piece of...read more
The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation is honored to receive one of the first Top-Rated Awards of 2018 from GreatNonprofits! Check out some of the stories shared by those who have valued our work with FIRST teams, ROBOTICON Tampa Bay and more at our Great...read more
Some of the most wonderful resources and tools we discover and enjoy using are those developed by ordinary people with extraordinary heart, and a commitment to openly sharing the things they're passionate about. Ideas-Inspire is one of those resources, and Bill Kuhl...read more
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...read more
FIRST Tech Challenge Team Duct Tape and FIRST LEGO League Jr. team LEGO Pros, both FCDI sponsored and mentored teams that meet at Regency Park Branch Library Makerspace, kicked off the start of their new FIRST robotics seasons with an Open House at the library on...read more
We've been reviewing workforce and career focused educational resources and tools for the AMRoC website, and recently took a look at Skills Commons , a free and open online library of learning and program support materials for job-driven workforce development, created...read more
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