FRC® TEAM 1334
Rah Cha Cha Ruckus
Hi everyone! This month on October 28th to 29th our teams will be travelling to Rochester, New York to compete in the 2 day off-season event Rah Cha Cha Ruckus. This event is geared towards training our rookies and is a great opportunity for new members. We highly recommend for new members to attend as they will be able to to get a feel for what competitions are like, get hands-on experience, and see how each sub team functions. To sign up for Ruckus click "Register" in the top right corner of our website (1334.ca), fill in all the forms, pay on cashless, download and fill out the forms and hand them into Mr.Woods. It is an extremely fun, team bonding, action packed weekend and we hope to see you all there!
The Red Devils
"FULL STEAM AHEAD"
FIRST® Team 1334 is a high school robotics team established in 2003, located at Oakville Trafalgar High School in beautiful Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Each year, we design and build a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. It’s a very exciting and rewarding opportunity consisting of events that showcase all the hard work and effort we put into building our robot.
Our team is comprised of different sub teams such as build, design, business, and programming. We strive to create a safe and enjoyable environment where those interested in science, technology, media and business can build intellect and character by developing individual and team skills such as teamwork and leadership. We also participate in many community outreach events throughout the year to promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art through creativity and Math) in our community. For more information about our team, click here!
CNE ROBOTICS BOOTH 2016
Come on down to the Ex! The CNE opened Friday, August 20th, and our booth will be running this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our team is located in the CNE Innovation Garage, alongside other Halton FRC Teams. We have been using this opportunity to speak with interested families about FRC and FIRST, and to spread the word about our team. In-between demonstrations of our Chairbot, visiting other Robotics booths, and using MACKENZIE to interact with crowds, our members have been taking breaks to enjoy all the Ex has to offer. Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting and taking a photo with Jeremy Hansen - an up and coming Canadian Astronaut.
ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP 2016
This summer our team members have found a unique way to get involved in our community and give local youth the opportunity to explore robotics. Over the past 6 weeks a dozen of our students have been running a Robotics Camp at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. The camp is fully student-led, with students organizing, planning, and assembling the course structure and daily schedule for each week. The camp is for students 9-12 years of age who want to explore Vex and FLL, which are taught in alternating weeks. Each week brings new materials, ideas, and instructors. Our leaders also devise different projects and themes for each week such as space, underwater exploration, and natural disasters, so returning students can have new experiences. Campers are divided into teams as they work together to build and modify robots to compete in our weekly challenges. Our leaders are constantly on hand to assist and supervise campers, but they also add elements of fun. Last week our members built the Bat mobile out of FLL lego as a fun side project that the kids would be interested in. So far the campers and our members have been having a great time, and are looking forward to doing it again next year. Special thanks to Sarah for orchestrating the scheduling and the collaboration with the Town of Oakville, and to the QEP for working with us.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS 2016
On Friday July 15th Oakville Trafalgar Robotics participated in the Town of Oakville’s annual Midnight Madness event. The night was a ton of fun and a huge success, with our pit drawing lots of spectators. Last year’s Drive Team attracted a line-up as they gave kids rides down the block on our Chairbot. Last year’s competition robot MACKENZIE met crowds with displays of her capabilities, and interacted with visitors by playing games of catch. Students made their way through the crowds answering questions and handing out information, while our new PA system allowed us to efficiently address everyone at once. The event was a great way to increase our team profile and speak with local families about our team, FIRST, FRC, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). We also spread the word about First Lego League (FLL), encouraging families who were interested to enrol their kids into robotics programs. We had over 20 OT members attend the event, working in the pits and speaking to the crowds. We would like to thank our members for being knowledgable, hard-working, approachable and enthusiastic, and for displaying Gracious Professionalism throughout the night.
The event had a great turnout, with many other Halton FRC teams such as 3161 Tronic Titans and 771 SWAT attending. Team 3161 had great presentation outside their pit, displaying their robot’s dexterity and fine craftsmanship as it tackled obstacles from last year’s Stronghold games. SWAT brought a remote controlled drone to the event, which captured great footage and a lot of attention from spectators. We look forward to seeing them compete next season.
March 2016 - NewsLetter
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FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology is an organization that promotes teamwork and collaboration among engineers. FIRST assists students to learn science and technology though robotics competitions.
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