Welcome to MakeShift Robotics

About MakeShift Robotics

MakeShift is a high school robotics team from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Our mission is, in a team environment, to allow student team members to work alongside adult professionals to experience the agony and thrills of a science/technology career in the pursuit of a competitive, student-built robot.

Outreach

Stimulate

Stimulating interest in STEM-related careers and participation in FIRST programs.

 Santa Claus Parade

MAKESHIFT and our robot joins our Drumline in the evening Waterdown Santa Claus parage.

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Robots Rule

Joining other FRC Robots, MAKESHIFT demonstrates our robots at the Ontario Science Center.

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Hamilton Mini Maker Faire

This is an annual faire held at the Hamilton Steam Museum.  We set up a field and demonstrate our robot to attendees.

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Terry Fox Run

Our robot and team raise sponsors and join in on the walk, run in September.  We move to different locations in our area.

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Ancaster Fair

In the fall, our robot demonstrates at the Ancaster Fair and ensure we are there during sponsored school days.

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Sidewalk Science

MAKESHIFT prompted science themes, left behind chalk and return the next day to questions that they answer.

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Instants of Inspiration

A MAKESHIFT innovation, instants of inspiration are sessions where we show up unplanned with our robot and demonstrate to crowds waiting for a free Christmas meal or a movie theatre.

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Summer Camps

MAKESHIFT provides sessions for different age groups for summer camps when requested – developed the curriculum for Camp Waterdown, sessions at the YMCA day camp and University of Guelph STEM camp.