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.