- Created on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 22:02
FIRST Team 1334 would like to thank Holcim (Canada) for sponsoring the team at the Bronze Level. Holcim is a large building materials and construction company. Locally, they own Dufferin Construction, Dufferin Aggregates and Dufferin Concrete. www.holcim.ca
1334 on Global TV
- Created on Monday, 03 March 2014 20:02
- Created on Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:47
We would like to welcome the following new mentors:
Greg Jackson joins us in the design and manufacturing area. Greg has recently completed a Master’s degree in systems engineering and works at the University of Guelph.
Joe Walsh is one of our new programming mentors and works in data management at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Joe has a daughter on the team.
Mike Claasen is also helping out with programming and is an OT grad.
Mits Kantaria is helping out with design and website development. Mits has a son on the team.
Sue Miles is a teacher at OTHS and has generously offered to help out as a teacher supervisor.
- Created on Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:37
FIRST Team 1334, The Red Devils, welcomes and thanks the following new sponsors:
Martinrea is an international manufacturer of parts for the automotive industry. Hydroform is a division of the company that shapes and manufactures steel for the automotive industry. Together, they are a new sponsor at the Platinum level.
State Farm Insurance, by way of a grant to the Halton District School Board, is also a new sponsor at the Platinum level.
The team wishes to sincerely thank the following for their continued support of the team.
The Optimist Club of Oakville www.oakvilleoptimistclub.com
Halton Distric School Board Technololgical Education www.hdsb.ca
Blakely Wealth Management www.blakelywealthmanagement.com
Professional Engineers of Ontario – Oakville Branch www.peo-oakvillechapter.ca
North Star Electric www.northstarelectric.ca
Susan Salomonsson Professional Accountant
FRC 2014 Kickoff
- Created on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 00:34
Although the thought of mountains upon mountains of Tim Horton’s donuts and coffee is enticing, that is not the reason why around 400 people showed up to the 2014 Halton District School Board’s FIRST Kick-Off event at Gary Allan High School in Burlington on January 4th, 2014.
It was more to celebrate a whole school board of shining FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) heroes, to support school district rookie teams, and of course to unveil 2014’s FRC Game, Aerial Assist. Dave Lewis, Technological Education and Pathways Coordinator, hosted the event, which was attended by almost 400 FIRST students, mentors, sponsors, teachers and supporters.
At 10:30 AM, this whole group viewed the live broadcast streamed worldwide by NASA. There were many “oooohs” and “ahhhhs” as people started to find out about the many bonus points that can be won.
The Halton District School Board also unveiled their new partnership with Innovate Burlington by handing out ICE (Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship) certificates to qualified students. This certificate is a part of the HDSB’s Specialist High Skills Major Manufacturing students.
The teams were then given time to separately learn a further understanding of the rules for the game and brainstorm possible strategies and designs of their robot. Once teams had ideas of potential robot designs, they presented to the other teams and shared ideas and tips. Because this game requires much collaboration and communication from all alliance members, the capability of seven teams joining together was a terrific arrangement and a great opportunity that our team was fortunate enough to be a part of!