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27 Kits shared with 17 Counties

This year we made friends with numerous FIRST Global Competition teams, many were interested in using Spark Kits in their schools or nearby community. In July of this year, a small group of Exploding Bacon students traveled to Washington D.C. to cheer on the teams participating in the FIRST Global Competition. It was such an honor to witness such a display of Global Gracious Professionalism and see the passion of FIRST and robotics spread to so many new countries.

We met up with our new friends at the competition and made even more friends from: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Rwanda, Slovenia, Tunisia, Australia (Team Oceania), Seychelles, China, Bangladesh, The UK, Uganda, Suriname, Myanmar, The Bahamas, and Canada.

We look forward to hearing about the experience of the children with the kits and to hear about their plans to continue to compete in FIRST. Hopefully we will see some of them competing in FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition this year.

8 Spark Kits to 4 New Countries

At the World Championship last month, we met many teams and created tons of new friendships; with the collaboration of 4 of these FRC teams, our team is thrilled to announce that we have sent out 8 new Spark Kits!

  • 5 kits to Turkey with 6409 Odrinias
  • 1 kit to Dominican Republic with 409 Team DRIFT
  • 1 kit to Chile with 2576 Chilean Heart
  • 1 kit to Israel with 1937 Elysium

We received a very positive response from Odrinias after they tried out the Spark Kits with  children in Turkish refugee camps. We thank each one of the teams sharing Spark in their country and look forward to learning about the kit’s impact on your communities.


Thank you Panteras, Team 2283

Thank you Panteras, Team 2283 for your translation of our Spark kit instruction book in Spanish.  Your translation will help numerous groups to communicate the scientific experiments to new audiences.

Exploding Bacon greatly appreciates the time you spent translating the instructions and experiment information the to help the Spark initiative help more students understand scientific concepts to solve problems in their own communities.

Thank you!