Robotics Teams Love Buttons

Each year, thousands of students compete in robotics competitions across the country.

The most popular robotics competition, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), was founded by the man who invented the Segway. The mission of the organization is to…

Inspire young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

When competitions near, we start getting calls and orders from robotics clubs around the country.  Trading buttons with other teams is one of the most popular social activities at the competitions.  Most teams have a custom logo and team name for the buttons.  Trading buttons is a way for competitors to interact with others and it’s also a keepsake they take with them to remember the teams they met and competed against.

Robotics Button Maker
Jerry McCrea/The Star-Ledger

In the photo above, a robotics team from Newton, New Jersey, makes a button with a machine we sell in preparation for their trip to the World Championships.

As the teens prepared to head for the world championship FIRST Robotics competition on Thursday, they made hundreds of maroon buttons emblazoned with their team name, the “Techno Ninjas,” they will swap in Atlanta with their competitors during the three-day event at the Georgia Dome.

Below, are photos from other competitions.

Robotics Buttons and Badges



Robotics Competition Buttons


If you are a robotics team, you qualify for our organizational discount. If you want order a complete button maker system, we can take $25 off the order. Please email us or call us at 877-260-7422 to order and receive the discount.