Hatch HG Acres Seminar
April 3rd, 2019
On April 3rd our team, our sister team 1334, and our fellow Oakville team 771 went to Niagara Falls to participate at the HG Acres Seminar, run by our sponsor Hatch. Many CEO's of major tech companies were in attendance at this seminar and took part in various workshops, and at breaks in between the workshops, they were able to interact with us and learn more about our team and the robotics program. We had lots of fun getting to show off our robots and our team, and we hope that we were able to inspire more people to love robotics!
North Bay District Event
March 30th, 2019
This past weekend (March 28th - March 30th) our team was up in North Bay participating in the North Bay District Event. Our team traveled up to this competition with our sister team 1334 where they were also competing. Between the days of competition, we joined together with the other competing teams at the team social where there was food, fun, and good times. When it comes to the competition, our team ended up being ranked in 26th at the end of qualification matches. During alliance selection, our team was chosen as the second pick on the 5th alliance. We played well in the playoffs but we were unfortunately eliminated in the quarterfinals after a tie-breaking match. Although we didn't make it to the finals in the playoffs, our team was fortunate enough to win the Gracious Professionalism award! We won this award because of how we share with other teams by opening our shop, our inventory, and our hearts to other teams that need assistance. We had lots of fun at this event, and hopefully, we did well enough at both of our competitions to qualify for the FIRST Ontario Provincial Championships.
Humber District Event
March 10th, 2019
From March 8th to March 10th our team attended the Humber College District Event. It was our first time getting to play this year's game Destination: Deep Space with our brand new robot CRUNCH. We had some fun games and fought really hard during the qualification matches. When it came to the alliance selection process, we were the first pick on the 5th alliance. With our alliance partners 746 and 5870, we fought all the way to a tiebreaker match in the quarterfinals where we were unfortunately eliminated. We had a fun competition and are excited to be going to North Bay in two weeks.
February 19th, 2019
It is officially the end of another build season, and we have finally built our robot. We were at the school until late at night and we are very excited for our upcoming competitions. We are grateful to all the people that have made this build season such a success which includes our mentors, sponsors, and community. We are going to be competing at the Humber College and North Bay District competition.
January 5th, 2019
Our team, along with our sister team 1334 got together with all of the other Halton FRC teams to watch the reveal video for this years game. There was lots of excitement in the air and everyone liked the new game that we are going to be playing during our competitions. After seeing the reveal video, everybody split up into their individual teams to go and discuss strategy and robot design. After a few hours of this all of the teams grouped back together and we shared our ideas with each other. We all had lots of fun learning about this year's game and meeting people that are all interested in robotics. Good luck to all teams during build season!
FIRST Community Event
December 6th, 2018
It was another great night at the Oakville Town Hall! Our team, along with our sister team 1334 played host to Oakville's FIRST Community Event. All other FIRST teams in Oakville were invited to this event, along with volunteers, mentors, local politicians, and FIRST heroes. At the event, we celebrated all of our accomplishments over the past year and recognized the people that help make the robotics programs in Oakville so great. Everybody had a great time, and we are excited to see everybody next year!
Oakville Santa Claus Parade
November 17th, 2018
Our team was once again a float in the Oakville Santa Claus Parade. We worked with our sister team 1334 the evening before the parade to build our beautiful float, and then we were up early the next morning to be a part of the parade festivities. We exposed our team to the many people lining the street, and the broadcast of the parade from Oakville's cable news networks. We had a fun time spreading holiday cheer, and we are excited to participate in the parade next year.
Southwest International Offseason Event
October 27th, 2018
For the second year in a row, our team traveled to Windsor with our sister team 1334 to the Southwest International Offseason Event. To give our new team members the experience of an overnight robotics competition we stayed in a hotel the night before the competition. During the competition, we played very well and even earned a spot in the playoffs. We played well in the playoffs and even made it to the semi-finals, but we could not beat the other alliance in the semi-finals and that is as far as we went in the competition. We still had a very fun time cheering for our team, and we gave our new members the experience of their first robotics competition!
Robotics Summer Camp
August 25th, 2018
This past summer we ran our robotics summer camps with the Town of Oakville. Members of our team became camp councilors and taught kids ages 8-12 LEGO and VEX robotics. There were 8 weeks of camp at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Center and 5 weeks of camp at River Oaks Community Center. It was a fun summer with lots of robot learning and summer camp fun. We are excited to run our robotics summer camp again next summer.
August 19th, 2018
During the opening weekend of the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition), we organized and hosted an offseason event where other FRC teams competed against each other in this years game, FIRST Power Up. Our team was also part of the competition, and all of the teams there had lots of fun. This whole competition was available for the public to watch, and with the competition, we also had a LEGO Robotics table where we could talk to kids and get them interested in robotics. This event was a huge success and we are hoping to host it next year!
July 13th, 2018
At the start of the summer, our town closes down the road to cars and opens it up to pedestrians. It is a large summer festival with booths of different organizations that can talk to the public, and shops along the main street are open until midnight. We had lots of people around our tent and got many people interested in robotics. We gave demonstrations of our robot and let members of the public drive them around. We also gave kids the opportunity to ride our chair-bot which is very popular and always give kids a fun and safe ride. It was a very fun night and we hope to see people next year!
Ontario District Championships
April 14th, 2018
Although our robot was not able to compete at the Ontario Championships, our team captain May, was able to compete to become a Dean's List finalist and go onto the World Championship in Detroit. And when it came to that point of the competition, she won!!!! Along with 3 others that were competing with her she qualified to go onto the FIRST World Championships in Detroit to compete to become a Dean's List winner there! The competition was also a really fun time for our team members in the stands, with very exciting matches to watch and lots of music playing to dance to. It was an awesome experience and we hope to be able to compete with our robot next year!
McMaster District Event
April 8th, 2018
The competition at McMaster (April 6th - 8th) was another awesome event. We had lots of fun in the stands and our drive team did a great job on the field. Here we were in 30th place at the end of the round robin and unfortunately, we did not make it into the playoffs. But at this competition, our team captain May became a Dean's List semi-finalist which meant that she would be able to compete to become a Dean's List finalist at the Provincial Championships!
Waterloo District Event
March 24th, 2018
At this competition (March 22nd - 24th) we played hard and had a really fun time. Our members in the stands were constantly cheering on our team and our drive team was doing a great job controlling the robot and playing the game. At the end of the round robin we were in 24th place, but fortunately, we were the second pick of the 3rd ranked alliance! We made it to the semi-finals but we, unfortunately, lost 2 matches and were out of the competition.
February 20th, 2018
On Tuesday, the 20th of February, we worked on our robot on the final day of the 2018 Build Season. We are so excited for the competition season ahead! Come and watch us compete at the University of Waterloo District Event and at the McMaster University District Event.
January 6th, 2018
On Saturday, January 6th, 1374 attended Halton kickoff with 9 other teams, including our sister team, 1334. At this event, all teams sat down for two hours socializing with each other, trying to get to know each other better. Then, when the game animation was released, the teams were separated to work on their individual strategies based on what information the video gave. Finally, after coming up with strategies, each team shared their initial ideas with one another. It was a great day, and we're really excited for the upcoming season!
Oakville Firefighters 25th Annual Toy Drive
This year we assisted the Oakville Firefighters with their 25th Annual Toy Drive. We went to the Downtown Oakville Fire Department with our sister team 1334. Everyone had a great time at the toy drive and we would like to give special thanks to the firefighters at the Oakville Fire Department!
Girls in STEM Olympics
November 25th, 2017
On Saturday, November 25th we attended the Girls in STEM Olympics at Rick Hansen Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. We had an amazing time participating in all the activities and listening to all the wonderful speakers. Thank you to team 1241 for hosting the event!
The STEMley Cup Championship
November 11th, 2017
On Saturday, November 11th we attended the STEMley Cup Championship in Hamilton, Ontario. At the event, our members got to collect 'robot trading cards' and our female members attended a seminar on girls working in the STEM industry. We are very proud that we made it to the semi-finals alongside our alliance members Team 3015, Team 1241 and Team 6378. Thank you Teams 4039 and 5406 for hosting the event and for the remembrance day ceremony.
November 4th, 2017
On November 4th, we attended SWATpossium hosted by Team 771. Our team did a presentation on How to Create a Positive Team Environment. We had lots of fun socializing with other teams and participating in several of the other workshops. Thank you to team 771 for hosting, and all the other team members, mentors and industry speakers who shared their knowledge and experiences!
Southwest International Offseason Event
October 28th, 2017
On Saturday, October 28th we attended the Southwest International off-season event in Windsor, Ontario. At the event, our new members got to experience what a competition feels like. We are also very proud that we made it to the semi-finals alongside our alliance members Team 5426 and Team 4914. Thank you Team 772 for hosting the event!