Team Spotlight: Team 5816 Gra-V of Orange County, FL

Grav 3Bring on the Gra-V and meet team 5816 of Orange County, Florida!

Gra-V Robotics is a team of high school students mainly from Orange County, Florida who compete in FIRST Robotics Competition every year. We are FRC Team 5816. The team is mentored by numerous professionals in Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering fields, and various other fields. FIRST Robotics Competition teaches students to brainstorm, design, program, build, and test a fully-functional robot within six weeks, in order to compete against other teams internationally.

Gra-V was founded in 2015 by Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus. At our Grav 2first meeting, three students showed up. Since then we have jumped from 10 students, to 17 students, to now having 28 students and counting. We conduct team meetings, industry presentations, & many community outreach events throughout the year, including mentoring other robotics teams and volunteering at other STEM competitions. We showcase at at least 5 major technology expos hosted throughout Central Florida each year. Our website is

In our rookie year (2016 – Stronghold), we were the Orlando Regional Rookie All Star, which qualified us for the FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, MO at the end of April 2016. This year we are competing at the Orlando Regional and the Smokey Mountains Regional.

We would like to recognize our sponsors: Orange Technical College – Mid Florida Campus, Duke Energy, The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, Lockheed Martin, Walt Disney World, Fluid Power Society, Electronic Components Industry Association, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Fastenal, DeltaMaker 3D Printers, and MakerFX.

We look forward to seeing you all at Orlando!

See Gra-V at the 19th annual Orlando Regional March 10 & 11!


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