- Created on Monday, 21 October 2013 20:27
We are very grateful to MDA for offering us the opportunity to come for a tour of their facility and allow us to give a presentation about our team.
- Created on Monday, 21 October 2013 20:23
This weekend Team 1334 went to Rah-Cha-Cha Ruckus, an off-season event in Rochester, for the second year in a row. We competed against 37 other teams including many strong Canadian teams. It was a one day event so we had all of our qualification and elimination matches on Saturday. During our qualification matches we gave many team members a chance to try driving, sub in as operator or human player as part of our drive team training. We had great scouting by our whole team which helped us greatly during our elimination matches. Going into alliance selection we were ranked 4th and were chosen by the 2nd seed, Team 4039, Makeshift Robotics from Hamilton, Ontario. Our final alliance member was Team 3951, the Suits, who played great defense in our matches. We ended up beating the 1st seeded alliance in the finals to win the competition. It was a great experience, especially for our new team members and it was especially great to see Canada do so well at another competition. What a fantastic way to end our 2013 season!
1334 Presents at SWATposium!
- Created on Monday, 21 October 2013 20:08
On October 5, students from team 1334 presented a workshop at the FRC symposium held at St. Mildred Ligthbourn School in Oakville, ON, hosted by FRC Team 771. The 7 Minute Robot Chassis, developed by Andrew George, Ross Stewart, Cameron Swinoga and Arun Kamalakanthan gave an overview of robot design using the CAD program SolidWorks. Over 40 participants attended our presentation, and these students and mentors from other teams were very enthusiastic about what they had learned. Dozens of FLL and FRC teams totaling more than 200 team members joined FRC Team 771 for the symposium, and there were numerous workshops to attend throughout the day exploring a wide variety of topics. We were happy to contribute to this great off-season event.
Oakville Fire Prevention Week
- Created on Monday, 21 October 2013 19:58
On Saturday 21st September 2013, the OTHS robotics team got the opportunity to return a favour owed to the heroes of Oakville- the fire department. As you may already know, last year the Oakville Fire Department helped our team to compete in an off-season challenge by lending us their training facilities to film a competition video.The team really appreciated the help given, and we were happy to participate in this Fire Prevention Week. Once again the annual fire prevention event was held at the Oakville Fire Campus, with the team filling in as student volunteers. The team had the privilege of helping out the Oakville Fire Department with their amazingly educational day run for children of all ages in Oakville. This was a great chance to start off the year b doing some fantastic work for the community. The admission was free for all and there was food, free giveaways, and more importantly, lessons about fire safety. Some of the tasks given to the volunteers included greeting people as they arrived, manning a booth showing people about FIRST and the robot, leading kids through the activities and serving lunches. Everyone had a great time, including the volunteers, and we hope to be invited back next year.
OTHS Robotics 1334 Working With 38th Oakville Pathfinders
- Created on Friday, 18 October 2013 00:02
Team 1334 recently visited the 38th Oakville Pathfinders. We recieved this letter of thanks:
I am writing on behalf of the 38th Oakville Pathfinders (a Girl Guides of Canada unit here in Oakville). We had the opportunity to meet with the First Team 1334 robotics group on our Tuesday night meeting last week.
The high school girls and their leader who came to our unit were absolutely incredible, they were all very knowledgeable as well as great speakers. Their enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge are really an inspiration to others. They came to our units meeting place and not only showed videos to highlight some of their work, but also answered all of the questions that were posed to them during the meeting. It was truly an amazing experience for the 20 girls in our Pathfinder/Ranger group, as well as the four leaders. They were all very poised and personable.
This was a group who focused on team work, as well as hard work. They demonstrated that when you put in the time, and effort, amazing things are possible. This was a great lesson for all of the young ladies in our group to see. I truly feel that these high school students are great role models for everybody who they come into contact with. The First Team 1334 group who came to visit us were all great youth advocates for knowledge, and how important it is to everybody's future to have a good education. They also taught our girls and young ladies (between the ages of 12 and 15) that they all need to focus on a goal, and then make their goals and dreams a reality through hard work.
Not only did they come to our unit and provide all of us with an amazing presentation, as well as great inspiration, they also worked closely with all of the girls; to not only make roller coasters and test them out, but also paper rockets that were able to travel a good distance. The girls thought the hands on experiments were also great. This portion of the evening was also a wonderful learning experience for all in attendance.
The First Team 1334 is a group of youth, as well as their amazing adult mentors, who are bringing information and inspiration to all they reach out to and come in contact with
We understand that Hatch has been a sponsor of this great group, and we hope they continue to do so. What they bring to the youth of today is invaluable. It is very important with all of the negative temptations out there for kids to know that they have a place to go, to be with friends all working together, and to challenge themselves both now and into their future. The message these youth give to other kids is that they do have a place to belong, and that anything is possible with hard work.
- 1334 Orientation
- Fire Prevention Form
- 1334 OTHS Robotics Wins IRI
- FIRST Team 1334 Wins Gold at Innovation Nation
- Ultimate Ascent Video
- Terradata Scholarship
- FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis
- MS Walk
- FIRST Western Canadian Regional Competition: Triumph in Calgary!
- Greater Toronto West Regional