Roaring Riptide

FRC Team 4118

Kickoff 2016

By on August 20, 2015

Team 4118, Roaring Riptide, is hosting a kickoff event for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition. We look forward to meeting teams from the region and sharing the start of the FRC season!


Is your team interested in attending the event? When your team is registering for the 2016 season through TIMS, select our kickoff event as the location to send your kit of parts.

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8:00 AM
Registration opens for teams
Engineering Fair begins
Previous FRC events will be played on a projector
Lab tours begin

10:00 AM
Lab tours conclude
Welcoming and inspirational speeches

10:30 AM
FRC live webcast begins

11:30 AM
FRC live webcast ends
Field elements are unveiled
Teams can begin collecting their kit of parts

11:45 AM
Lunch for the teams that order it

12:15 AM
Rookie quick build and game break down

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At the FRC Kickoff event, participating teams will:

  • Watch this year’s game animation
  • Receive their kit of parts
  • Discuss the game with other local teams
  • Tour some of the University of Florida’s engineering labs
  • Speak with students from UF’s various engineering student organizations

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The event will be on the global FRC kickoff date, Saturday, January 9, 2016

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM EDT

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University of Florida

1064 Center Dr

Gainesville, FL 32611


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Temporary parking is available at the New Engineering Building for loading the kit of parts into your team’s vehicle.

Free parking for the remainder of the event is available at the UF Computer Parking lot.

Directions to walk from the parking lot to the Engineering Building where the event is held:

  1. Walk South along Gale Lemerand Dr.
  2. Turn left onto Mowry Dr.
  3. Center Dr.
  4. Arrive at the New Engineering Building (1064 Center Dr.)

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