FIRST Robotics Team 1557 (12 Volt Bolt) is an all-inclusive high school robotics team located at 211 N. Grove Street in downtown Eustis, Florida. We have members from Lake, Putnam, Orange, Seminole and Volusia County schools, as well as homeschooled students.

We have been an FRC team since 2004.  12 Volt Bolt is made up of several sub-teams, including mechanical, electrical, programming, website management, awards, marketing, public relations, and community outreach. In addition to building robots, we also have a strong community presence. 12 Volt Bolt participates in events such as the Mt. Dora Fourth of July Parade, the Triangle Elementary Science Fair, Robotics Discovery Day at the Eustis Library, and the Eustis Street Fest. The team is also active in volunteering for local charities.

12-Volt-bolt-photo“We’re N.U.T.S.” “Neighbors Uniting Together For Science”

Toy Drive

12 Volt Bolt Team 1557 is proud to partner with the Lake County Firefighter’s Charity to help provide toys to children at Christmas.  We are collecting new, unwrapped toys from now until December 3rd.  Toys must be age appropriate for children 12 years old and under- no stuffed animals will be accepted.  Please consider dropping off a toy at one of the following fire stations (http://www.lakecountyfl.gov/departments/public_safety/fire_rescue/station_location_map.aspx) or also at Randy Young Salon in downtown Mount Dora.
More info on our 2015 Toy Drive page at this link.

Our Mission Statement:

FIRST Robotics Team 1557 is an all-inclusive organization made up of students and mentors from Lake County, Florida. We promote science and technology while developing vital life, career, and leadership skills. We not only build robots, but also relationships. We spread FIRST’s vision throughout our community, and we ensure a stronger foundation for the future.

Please support our team by donating money here:


Any donations will be greatly appreciated.