VoiceOnyx believes that there is a relationship between creativity in the arts and in the sciences. Over the weekend, your favorite hosted PBX provider explored and sponsored Maker Faire Orlando and gained a glimpse of the future!
Maker Faire Orlando gathers creative makers who combine their passion for arts and for sciences to turn their invention ideas into innovative products. Engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters showcase their hobbies, experiments, and robots!
Southern R2 Builders Group
Meet the Florida Chapter of the worldwide R2 Builders Club. This community of builders has fun assembling many of the droids from the Star Wars universe. The team from VoiceOnyx had a blast meeting their favorite little buddy from Star Wars, R2-D2, and his friends.
The droids are life-size replica robots that are carefully crafted to look identical to the droids from Lucas’s iconic movies. The R2 Builders Group pay tribute to their favorite characters by building the very cool droids. Your favorite VoIP service provider had the pleasure to meet and to interact with an army of fun-sized drones.
Who doesn’t love a little competition? VoiceOnyx had fun viewing the live robot battles at the Maker Faire! The fighting robots were by far the loudest exhibit. Florida’s popular business phone provider was thrilled to take part in the friendly rivalry.
Dozens of robots competed in various weight classes which ranged from 150 grams to 220 lbs. The owners of the robots operated their fighters via a remote control. The teams had spent countless hours preparing for the fights, and the Maker Faire was their time to shine!
The Roaring Riptide is a large robot built by the FRC Team #4118. Team #4118 was founded in 2011 at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida. The mission of P.K. Yonge FIRST Robotics Competition Team #4118 is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.
VoiceOnyx strongly believes in the benefits of the FIRST programs to boys and girls throughout Florida. Florida’s established small business phone provider admires the fact that the FIRST program sparks interest in engineering and in science in the local community.
Maker Faire Orlando was yet again a huge success! Artists and scientists united to share their passions and to showcase what the future holds.