On Oct. 19, 2018, FRC 5719 - Pink Titans competed at the Fall Fiesta Junior Event at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute, home of FRC 4914 - Panthers, in Toronto, Ontario. In September and October prior to the event, the team recruited new members for roles of Human Player, scouts, and Pit Crew.
The Pink Titans finished with a record of 4 and 2, ranking ninth of 26 teams. During qualifying rounds, Pinkie Pie (the robot) scored multiple times in the Scale, Switch, and Vault. In Alliance Selection, the Pink Titans were selected as the first overall pick, which was the first time that the team received this honour at a FIRST Event.
Thank you to FIRST Canada, FRC 4914 - Panthers, TDSB Robotics, and all volunteers for your passions in putting together an enjoyable event.
Pink Titans Reach Out to Girls of Glen Ravine Junior Public School on International Day of the Girl Child
On Oct. 11, 2018, girls of FRC 5719 - Pink Titans continued their cross-panel collaboration with Grades 4-5 girls from Glen Ravine Jr PS. The younger girls received guidance from the Pink Titans on building MakerBots with a screwdriver and wrench; plus following instructions from a manual. As well, the girls learned to program, using Scratch, controls by keyboard and producing sounds on command. The girls also learned to apply light-detecting sensors and programmed the robot to chase a light from a cell phone.
In recognition of the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child, the Pink Titans spoke to their younger peers about the importance of being themselves without fear of judgement, plus making connections with supportive individuals in fearless pursuit of goals and dreams.