Our Robots

When MakeShift first began in 2012, we only had 12 students and 2 mentors. We prepared our first robot, Shifty, and competed at our first competition at the University of Waterloo. We made it to the Quarterfinals. Now, about a decade later, MakeShift has 28 students and 12 mentors. Since 2012, we have built many robots, competed in many competitions, and won many awards. Take a look below to see our robots and the awards that we have won.

2024

REVERB

Impact Award – Newmarket District Event

Event Winner – Newmarket District Event

Team Sustainability Award – North Bay District Event

Event Winner – North Bay District Event

Technology Division Winner – Provincial Championship

Impact Award – Provincial Championship

Imagery Award – FIRST Championship Newton Division

2023

PIVOT

Excellence in Engineering Award – Georgian District Event

Event Winner – Georgian District Event

Impact Award – Western District Event

Impact Award – Provincial Championship

Imagery Award – Robots@CNE

2022

SwERVE

Chairman’s Award – York District Event

Event Winner – York District Event

Imagery Award – Provincial Championship

Event Winner – Robots@CNE 2022

Event Winner – RahChaCha Ruckus

2020

BLOOM

Chairman’s Award – Durham District Event

2019

NOVA

Chairman’s Award – Humber District Event

Gracious Professionalism Award – Windsor Essex Great Lakes District Event

Gracious Professionalism Award – Provincial Championship

Judges’ Award – FIRST Championship Daly Division

2018

SPARK

Quality Award – Georgian District Event

Chairman’s Award – Toronto Metropolitan District Event

Safety Award – Toronto Metropolitan District Event

Entrepreneurship Award – McMaster District Event

Chairman’s Award – Provincial Championship

2017

PEPPER

Chairman’s Award – Victoria Park District Event

Event Winner – Victoria Park District Event

Quality Award – Western District Event

Safety Award – Western District Event

Event Winner – Western Event

Engineering Inspiration Award – McMaster District Event

Event Winner – McMaster District Event

Chairman’s Award – Provincial Championship

2016

SKITTLES

Event Winner – Buckeye Regional

Entrepreneurship Award – Buckeye Regional

Imagery Award – Buckeye Regional

Entrepreneurship Award – Waterloo Regional

Industrial Safety Award – Waterloo Regional

Imagery Award – FIRST Championship Archimedes Division

Event Winner – RahChaCha Ruckus

2015

ROY G BIV

Creativity Award – Waterloo Regional

Chairman’s Award – Finger Lakes Regional

Event Winner – Finger Lakes Regional

2014

CHUCK

Imagery Award – Waterloo Regional

Entrepreneurship Award – New York City Regional

Event Winner – New York City Regional

2013

FLING

Judges’ Award – Waterloo Regional

Judges’ Award – Greater Toronto Regional

2012

SHIFTY

Rookie Inspiration Award – Waterloo Regional