On July 5, 2018, the Pink Titans showcased their 2018 robot at the MakerEdTO Conference at The York School in Toronto, Ontario. Educators from the Greater Toronto Area and beyond had the opportunity to test-drive and control the robot, which picked up "power cube" game pieces, lifted them, then tossed them into the "scoring area".
The educators attended with a range of knowledge and experience in implementing the Maker experience in classrooms. Members of the Pink Titans informed attendees about the success of the FIRST program, from FIRST LEGO League Jr starting as young as kindergarten to FIRST Robotics Competition up to Grade 12, on building characteristics of time-management, igniting creating, determination, perseverance, communicating, and the design-engineering process, among other charateristics of Makers; in students. It was also great to inform educators in the elementary panel of the kind of projects that their students may partake in in high school.
Thank you MakerEdTO committee for the opportunity and to the volunteers as well for your passions in providing this great event. Thank you to all for helping to build community, promoting maker culture and involving more students and educators!