MakeShift has developed our “Girls Are Brilliant” campaign to promote science and technology career paths for young women. Click here for more information. 

FLL Saturdays:

As the number of our FLL teams continued to grow, there were too many for us to visit regularly.  Instead of us going to them we came up with the idea to bring them to us!

Held in October and November at St. Mary, it’s a chance for all local teams to receive guidance, technical support, feedback, and encouragement from our team (including our FLL alumni).

Hamilton FLL Qualifier:

After several years of running an FLL practice tournament to prepare FLL teams for their event, we were successful in hosting the first ever Hamilton area Official FLL Qualifier. This Qualifier took place on Saturday, December 5th 2015, at St.Mary’s C.S.S. (200 Whitney Ave. Hamilton).

We would like to thank all those who helped in making this event as successful as it was!

Robots Rule Weekend at the Ontario Science Centre:

Demonstrating our robot, Chuck, alongside other amazing FRC teams and engineering companies provided an opportunity to introduce the general public to FIRST and share the importance of STEM!

Hour of Code:

 Introducing our community to computer coding as part of a global intitiative to reach tens of millions of students in over 180 countries

Terry Fox Run:

Our robot accompanies student team members on this annual run

Flamborough Santa Clause Parade:

Our robot accompanies our robotics team and the drum line every year for this after-dark parade


Donating team shirts and collecting Lego for our school’s annual mission to the Dominican Republic

4618 CN Robotics, 5406 Celt-X, and 6342 BT Robotics:

We are so proud of our friends at Cardinal NewmanBishop Ryan, and Bishop Tonnos!


SWATposium is an annual event hosted by FRC team 771 SWAT. This event assists both rookie and veteran teams prepare for the upcoming season, with presentations from FRC teams and guest speakers. On October 31st 2015 MakeShift gave a presentation titled, Competing with the Best: the MakeShift Way.

Hamilton Public Library:

MakeShift will be introducing an exciting new outreach program being started this winter at HPL – stay tuned for details

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

MakeShift was challenged to the ice bucket challenge.