October 13, 2018
The Iroquois Ridge Oakville library hosted a robotics presentation for the public. E-Bots robotics, our organization, was invited to have a spot to present there. E-Bots had tables set up demonstrating their robotics camps and their FLL teams, while we had a section of the floor to ourselves. There was also an FRC team there and some companies showcasing their innovations.
We spent the 10-3pm time slot doing our usual presentation with last years winning In the Zone robot. We drive the robot around, letting any curious kids try driving themselves, while other team members explain in more detail to parents and older kids what the competition is about. Since it was a robotics expo, there were loads of interested parents or regular adults that happened to pass through the library. A few were so inclined to look through our documentation books for even more detail. Many said they were very impressed with how much time and effort we put into that robot. We explained a lot about how we got into robotics through E-Bots, and how our graduates who have just gotten into university are doing now. Altogether it was a tiring yet fun experience!