Oakville Midnight Madness

On July 18th, FRC Team 1334 participated in the annual Oakville Midnight Madness Event. This event is held in downtown Oakville with over 200 stores, clubs, organizations, and businesses being a part of the festivities. This event showcases what everyone has to offer the town’s citizens, from fine dining, to street-dancing lessons, to huge sales from all the clothing boutiques. From 6pm to midnight, The Red Devils hosted demonstrations of our robots, KASSANDRA and JEBIDIAH, each pulling in huge crowds as people gathered around to watch the wonders of robotics. Visitors to our booth even got the chance to drive our robot and catch frisbees from JEBIDIAH! Over 200,000 people visited the annual event within the 6 hours, including several alumni of FRC Team 1334. We also had the pleasure of having some of our fellow Oakville FRC teams, 771 and 3161 work with us to create an even larger robotics presence at the event. Everyone had a wonderful time and we are looking forward to next year’s event! 

Oakville Summer Robotics Camp

During this past summer, Team 1334 initiated a 6-week Robotics Camp with the Oakville Parks and Recreation Department. Several of our students assisted the young, adventurous minds in building miniature versions of their very own Lego EV3 robots, competing in a large tournament at the end of their summer camp program. We received much praise on the originality of the concept and are looking forward to expanding the program next summer! Thank you very much to all the people involved in this event which brought even more interest in STEM to even more young minds in Oakville.

 

Sponsor Appreciation Night

It’s amazing how the time flies! Another successful year has passed as the Red Devils look forward to another adventurous year of robotics! Team 1334’s robot, KASSANDRA, did wonderfully this year with the help of the Red Devils’ many generous sponsors and donors. On Thursday, June 5th, 2014, Team 1334 welcomed all of the 2013-2014 season sponsors to a gathering in order to appreciate their support and encouragement throughout this past season of FRC Aerial Assist. Everyone enjoyed many demonstrations and that included last year’s successful robot named JEBIDIAH, an explanation of Team 1334’s Chairman’s Award, and several other awards. We are very grateful for the help and generous donations of all of our sponsors and look forward to another successful year! 

MS Walk

On Sunday May the 4th, the Red Devils participated in the Oakville MS walk. We brought our last year’s robot (JEBIDIAH) along for the 5km walk and the weather was perfect. Our Mayor, Rob Burton, attended the event and we really appreciate his support for the event and our team. We walked in honour of our founding mentor, Mrs. Pat Decker, who was diagnosed with relapsing/remitting Multiple Sclerosis. FIRST team 1334 raised a lot of money which goes towards research in Multiple Sclerosis and we thank everyone who donated for the cause!

More information about the MS walk can be found here: http://mssoc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=2014_walk_thecause_ON

Another Awesome St. Louis Championship

The Red Devils once again had a blast in St Louis!  We reconnected with many teams and friends and showed our spirit as we cheered in the stands.  Members of our team attended many conferences where we learned useful skills and spoke with companies and teams gathering new ideas and making new connections.  The FIRST championships were once again a great success and team 1334 was honoured to have been able to be a part of it once more.  The Red Devils would also like to congratulate teams 469, 2848, 254, and 74 for becoming this year’s world champions and team 27 for winning Chairman’s!  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event as awesome as it was and to our sponsors and school administration for all their support!