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For the second year in a row, the Foundation for Community Driven Innovation heads to the FIRST Championship in Houston, to share our work at the FIRST Conference. The Houston FIRST Championship is one of two international level competitions FIRST hosts, the second...read more
On April 26, you can get a sneak peek at AMRoC Fab Lab when FCDI co-hosts the monthly Homebrew Hillsborough meetup with the Tampa Innovation Partnership and Hillsborough County Economic Development at AMRoC at 2149 University Square Mall, in Tampa. Homebrew...read more
The Foundation for Community Driven Innovation is happy to welcome Mr. Michael Smith-Mapp to our 2019 Board of Directors. Michael is an Independent Consultant and Boeing Retiree who is a certified machinist with 33 years of manufacturing and military experience. He is...read more
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
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