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2019 Off to a Running Start!

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...

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Inspired by ARM Institute Member Meeting

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...

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AMRoC FabLab at University Mall in Tampa

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...

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ROBOTICON Draws 4000+ and AMRoC Has a Home!

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...

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FCDI Earns 2018 Top-Rated Award from Great Nonprofits

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...

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It’s Robot Season!

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...

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