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The End of the 2013 Season

Hey everyone,It's Krysta again, we've recently put the Administration team in charge of our blog but no worries, you'll still hear from me time to time.We participated in the Waterloo and Greater Toronto West Regionals, sadly we didn't qualify for the World Championships, but hey, we're in Canada, it's a tough situation. We entered into the elimination rounds at both regional competitions as a part
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2013 Update!

I'm sorry I haven't been updating guys, we've been very busy and having that second blogger didn't work out. Hopefully we can make it all work soon!It's been a ridiculously busy time for us, but we have our 2013 competition robot, Perses, bagged and our 2013 practice robot, Zoidberg, is up and running (Need a name for your practice robot? Why not Zoidberg?). We've spent a lot of time working with our
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FLL Tournament and hanging with 4519

Hey everyone!Our team has just finished up a busy couple of weeks. We held our Halton Regional FLL Tournament last weekend and we made it over to our rookie team's meet and greet yesterday afternoon.First off, the entire team had a great time running our 3rd annual FLL tournament last week, I love seeing everyone's projects and robots doing well on the field. I help to mentor the "Legomaniacs" and
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Grade 8 Parent Night

My favourite part about doing school outreach events is seeing our school community show interest in what we do. Last night we participated in Holy Trinity's Grade 8 Parent Night where parents and their children would come to learn about high school life. We set up our booth in our school's gym with all of the other departments and showed off Kronos as well as our offseason chassis. There were tons
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Back to School - 3161's Fall Update

Hey Everyone,Sorry we're late on our update, but it's been a busy few months here at 3161 with us holding our FORD Drive, getting ready for our Regional FLL Tournament, as well as running many team demos.We got back to school in September and spent some time getting ready for our new members, on the 13th we held our Introductory Meeting for New Members and gained many dedicated team members. On the
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Networking with PEO the Oakville Chapter

On the 23rd, we went headed out to PEO(the Oakville Chapter)'s networking event. After being invited by a close friend of ours, we had the opportunity to hear Donna Messer speak to us about the art of networking. This event brought up many sponsorship opportunities for us and we're very glad we could attend. A special thank you to Miss Al-Ali for inviting both us and the E-Bots for a great night.-Krysta
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Team 3161 hits Titanfest

After a fun filled night at our social, we decided that we'd also head out to our school's community carnival on Thursday, June 7th. From 1:30 until 8:00, through spitting rain and thunderstorms, Team 3161 and our bot Kronos lasted through the evening. Our booth at the carnival gave us the chance to chat up many people from all around Oakville. To ensure our full participation in the event, we
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Team 3161's Second Annual FIRST Social

On Wednesday June 6th, we, Team 3161, held our second annual FIRST Social. The idea of the social is for FIRST teams, both FLL and FRC, to come together and celebrate all of our accomplishments. We had many 'FIRST-ers' join us this year from FRC teams 1334, 771, and 1241, as well as FLL teams from Holy Family and E-Bots.This year, in addition to a celebratory video and the mingling
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Let's Introduce FIRST to Falgarwood!

It's that time of year again, time for high school and elementary school demonstrations!On Friday we headed out to Falgarwood Public School where we introduced their grade 7's and 8's to our team and educated them about FIRST, particularly FLL. After our presentation we gave students from their school the opportunity to drive the bot around and shoot some hoops.A special thanks to Falgarwood for having
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Visiting King's Christian Collegiate

The Tronic Titans have recently been talking with two enthusiastic teachers from King's Christian Collegiate. These teachers had seen us at the Professional Engineers of Ontario - OakvilleChapter's National Engineering Month event that we had hosted. We had invited these teachers, as well as their school's principal and some students, to the Greater Toronto West Regional to learn more about FIRST.
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