Our Team History

 

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.

Pivot | 2023 – CHARGED UP

Impact Award – Provincials Event

Excellence in Engineering Award – Georgian Event

District Winner – Georgian Event

Impact Award – Western Event

Imagery Award – Robots@CNE 2023

SwERVE | 2022 – RAPID REACT

Chairman’s Award – York Event

District Winner – York Event

Imagery Award in Honour of Jack Kaman – Provincials Event

Event Winner – Robots@CNE 2022

Event Winner – RahChaCha Ruckus

Bloom | 2020 – INFINITE RECHARGE

Chairman’s Award – Durham Event

Nova | 2019 – DESTINATION: DEEP SPACE

Chairman’s Award – Humber Event

Gracious Professionalism Award – Windsor Essex Great Lakes Event

Gracious Professionalism Award – Provincials Event

Judges’ Award – Daly Division

Spark | 2018 – FIRST POWER UP

Chairman’s Award – Toronto Metropolitan Event

Chairman’s Award – Provincials Event

Quality Award – Georgian Event

Safety Award – Toronto Metropolitan Event

Entrepreneurship Award – McMaster Event

Pepper | 2017 – FIRST STEAMworks

Chairman’s Award – Provincials Event

Chairman’s Award – Victoria Park Event

District Winner – Victoria Park Event

Quality Award – Western Event

Safety Award – Western Event

District Winner – Western Event

Engineering Inspiration Award – McMaster Event

District Winner – McMaster Event

Skittles | 2016 – FIRST Stronghold

District Winner – Buckeye Event

Entrepreneurship Award – Buckeye Event

Imagery Award – Buckeye Event

Entrepreneurship Award – Waterloo Event

Industrial Safety Award – Waterloo Event

Imagery Award – Archimedes Division

Event Winner – RahChaCha Ruckus

ROY G BIV | 2015 – Recycle Rush

Chairman’s Award – Finger Lakes Event

District Winner – Finger Lakes Event

Creativity Award – Waterloo Event

Chuck | 2014 – Aerial Assist

Imagery Award – Waterloo Event

Entrepreneurship Award – New York City Event

District Winner – New York City Event

Fling | 2013 – Ultimate Ascent

Judges’ Award – Waterloo Event

Judges’ Award – Greater Toronto Area Event

Shifty | 2012 – Rebound Rumble

Rookie Inspiration Award – Waterloo Event