June 17, 2017
International Dundas Buskerfest
At Buskerfest, we promoted the various E-Bots programs such as VEX IQ and LEGO Mindstorms. In addition to this, we brought our Starstruck robot to promote VEX Robotics and our team. We explained the VEX challenge to people who were unfamiliar with it and also shared our experiences from the Starstruck season. We held a small demonstration of our robot by showing it throwing game pieces and hanging. As a result, we received many questions and positive feedback. All-in-all, many families were highly interested in VEX Robotics. For the families that were interested in enrolling their children in E-Bots’ programs, we handed them pamphlets and explained more in depth about the programs and what children learn in them. Going to Buskerfest was definitely worthwhile and was an amazing success since we promoted not only VEX Robotics, but robotics in general.
July 2, 2017
Oakville Family Ribfest
We went to Ribfest to share our robotics experience with the community. Many people are not exposed to robotics, and it is an amazing activity to be a part of. We had robots set up for people to observe, including the one we used in last season’s competition. People were allowed to drive our robot and play a kind of mock game. We also handed out flyers in order to spread more information about our team while we were there. Our goal was to make people more interested in robotics so that they can hopefully get involved themselves. Our participation at Ribfest gets more people into the STEM field, and shows people what VEX has to offer for them.
November 19, 2017
Teaching and Volunteering at E-Bots Robotics
Many people from our team have been volunteers or teachers at E-Bots. We all love robotics, and have gone through many of the E-Bots classes ourselves. From these classes, we all got a lot of our experience using these technologies. We enjoy helping inspire the next generation of engineers by sharing our knowledge. Many of the kids are even interested in our involvement in VEX Robotics and ask many questions about it. We are always excited to answer them, show them the robot and get them excited about this amazing competition we get to compete in. Through this community outreach activity, we get the opportunity to meet talented young individuals and help them get excited about STEM and VEX Robotics
March 5, 2017
Hamilton Robotics Exhibition
This event was held by team 1309A, in McMaster Innovation Park. The purpose of the event was to promote VEX, and spread the word of robotics throughout the community. Our 2 teams, along with team 1309A and 2188A were able to share our experiences and knowledge with everyone there. We were able to speak to people from around the community about VEX, and how they can get involved in it. The team was able to answer any questions that people might have about the competition or robotics in general. We all organized matches to play against one another. This gave the kids and parents an opportunity to see all the robots in action! We also ran our driver skills, showing the different aspects of VEX as well. Afterwards, the children got a chance to drive each robot around the field to really interact with the robots. Everyone who took part in this exhibition was able to learn something new and having fun every second doing it.
June 24, 2016
Oakville Family Ribfest
The Oakville Family Ribfest was an annual festival that attracts many people all over Oakville. People of all ages attend this event, from children to the elderly, as many people love ribs. We went to Ribfest to share our robotics experience with the community. Many people are not exposed to robotics, and it is an amazing field to be in. We had robots set up for people to observe, including the one used in last season’s competition. People were allowed to control it to get a feel for the robot. We handed out flyers in order to spread the word more while we were there. Our goal was to make people more interested in robotics so that they can hopefully start working with them themselves. This will get more people into the STEM field, and will show people what VEX has to offer for them.
June 5, 2016
International Dundas Buskerfest
Buskerfest is an amazing family event where families from all over Ontario attend. Many children attend Buskerfest due to the fun atmosphere of the event as they have street performers, concerts, and many food stalls. We brought our VEX ‘Nothing But Net’ robot to promote VEX robotics. We explained the VEX challenge to people who were unfamiliar with it, and we further explained the challenges that our team had faced throughout the Nothing But Net season. After explaining the challenge, we ran a small demonstration of the robot by showing our transmission between our launcher and drivetrain. Many families were highly interested in VEX robotics. Going to Buskerfest was definitely worth the time and was an amazing success as we promoted not only VEX robotics, but robotics in general.
May 25, 2016
Tech Under 20
Tech Under 20 is a division of Silicon Halton who work to promote youth under the age of twenty to local business and technology companies. The event was started by Ella Rasmussen who was one of the founding members of our VEX team. We were asked to provide a demonstration of our robot for the youths attending as it is very much a STEM community. We talked about the challenge set forth by VEX this year and what personal struggles the team had encountered throughout the season. We then ran a demonstration of the robot and took some question from our audience. We also were asked questions about ways to get into VEX and were asked a lot about VEX before and after high school. The event was a great success as we reached out to many people and spread STEM education to them!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Rotary Club presentation
Saturday, November 17, 2012
E-Bots Robotics open house