What’s a good team without showing off our talents? On October 16, our RoboRavens attended the Maker Faire to show off our robots. Maker Faire is a convention (kind of like a science fair combined with a country fair) for all tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. This event is for people of all ages, from young to old. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. This is also a very good event to get ideas for your robots and to earn valuable contacts that can help you out throughout your competition. Maker Faire is a world wide event. So this year, when it came to Ottawa, it took place at the Aberdeen Pavilion.
For our booth at the Makerfaire, we brought our army bot and a robot that went to competition a few years ago, the Frisbee Bot. The Frisbee Bot moved around and shot frisbees for the little kids to catch! Our army bot moved around our booth and other booths. Another local FRC team, Merge Robotics, team 2706 also attended Maker Faire. We got many curious people come up to our booth to ask questions about our team, what language and programs we use to program the robot etc. We answered all of the questions to the best of our abilities. We even met the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson!
We are looking forward to attending to Maker Faire again next year!