September 28 - 29, 2024

This free event is for all ages in the community with a focus on K-12 students to inspire and energize them to not only think big but to develop the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills needed to become tomorrow’s innovators and leaders. 

The weekend will be action-packed with activities throughout two levels of the Bridgewater Commons. 

RoboCon New Jersey is produced by six area FIRST® Robotics Competition High School Teams.

RoboCon New Jersey Robot Rumble

(Center Court)

Come watch 24 high school FIRST® Robotics Competition Teams play CRESCENDO in the center court of the mall!  Meet our teams, see their workspace, and get an up-close view of their robots!

The game is played by two alliances, with each team controlling a large-scale robot designed and built by the teams.  


Saturday: 12 Noon - 6pm

Sunday: 12 Noon - 5pm

Interested in being an Exhibitor

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 FIRST Ⓡ Tech Challenge Robotics Teams

(Near Bloomingdales)

FIRST® Tech Challenge of New Jersey teams bring their robots and excitement to the event. Teams will be building and practicing for the 2024-25 game, FIRST® INTO THE DEEP℠. See teams enhancing their robot design in the “Pit Area” and playing the official game on a 12’ x 12’ field. 

The area will also include a FIRST® CENTERSTAGE℠ exhibit which will serve to demonstrate the 2023-2024 game and serve as a Driving Zone for young guests. Visitors can also drive a “jersey-bot” around a 16’ x 16’ “FTC Racetrack”, among other fun activities.  

All are invited to meet team members, enjoy the amusements, and learn about the FIRST® Tech Challenge Program for 7th - 12th Grade students. 

Fizz, Bang, BOOM

(Location TBD)

Saturday Only @ 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

Learning starts with wonder and once you ask WHY a world of possibilities opens up.  Science doesn't belong just in a book, it's EVERYWHERE. During the show, kids think critically and experiment in real-time, making lasting memories and learning to explore the world around them by asking "WHY?".  Join us as we learn about the changing states of matter, pressure, chemical reactions, motion, and an examination of what makes a true scientist.

(Second Level between Center Court and Bloomingdales)

Learn About STEAM

Come meet local scientists, organizations, schools, and companies that are focused on science, technology, engineering, or math. 

LEGO Robotics

(Second Level Hallway near Bloomingdales)

Experience the future of sustainable energy and power their ideas forward from last year's game  FIRST MASTERPIECE.  Meet teams and interact with the field elements. 

Race LEGO Robots - Our tinkerers have been hard at work to adapt FIRST LEGO Leauge  robots for a little friendly competition.

Register to Participate as a FLL Team

Quiet Explorations

(Lower Level)

We understand that crowds, noisy robot competitions and activities with large groups do not work for every child.  We will have a quiet store space, located on the lower level, with Sensory-Friendly STEAM Activities available for independent exploration with open space to just chill for a few quiet moments.

STEAM Station 

(Lower Level Community Hub)

STEAM Station Activities

RoboCon New Jersey's STEAM Station is great for kids of all ages to stop by and learn more about Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math (STEAM). From fun presentations to engaging activities, the STEAM Station is the perfect place to participate in some friendly competition, learn, and have fun! Please take a look at our schedule to see what you might be interested in.

Large Robot Driving Experience 

(Near Bloomingdales)

Meet our FIRST® Robotics Competition teams and  take one of the 120lb robots for a test drive.

Combat Robotics 

(Opposite Apple Store)

Experience the thrill of combat robotics with demos, meeting team members, and trying your hand at driving combat robots similar to their larger counterparts made famous by the TV show BattleBots® .  Presented by the Garden State Combat Robotics League (GSCRL).

LEGO® Universe

(Second Level between LEGO® and Aeropostale)

Explore one-of-a-kind LEGO® models from the Garden State LEGO® Users Group including a four foot tall Red Keep from Game of Thrones.  Take to one of the Free Build tables to let your imagination run wild while getting tips from the Pros!

FRC Team 41
Warren, NJ

FRC Team 56
Bound Brook, NJ

FRC Team 75
Hillsborough, NJ

FRC Team 102
Somerville, NJ

FRC Team 1257
Scotch Plains, NJ

FRC 9116
North Plainfield, NJ