Is this like Battlebots?
(a frequently asked question)
FIRST Robotics is not about making over-the-top armored and weaponized robots to battle in arena deathmatchs. What we do can be just as entertaining to watch and fun to participate in, and even more complex! We participate in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), an international high school robotics competition. The game involves alliances comprised of 3 teams competing against opposing alliances to score points, using their own 125-lb. controller-operated robots.Watch a Match
We are a non-profit organization founded in 2018 that is devoted to developing skilled youth, strong community, and competitive robots. Our team consists of around 30 bright high school students from 7 different high schools and 7 mentors who teach engineering skills and guide students toward success. Our community-based team operates in Markham, Ontario but we also welcome students from around Markham like Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Stouffville, and Scarborough.
Read about our team’s history and achievements!
We are currently recruiting new members for our Engineering (CAD, Manufacturing, Programming) and Business (outreach, sponsors, branding, awards submissions, social media, photography) divisions. We accept students of all skill levels and backgrounds; we only ask for an eagerness to learn and have fun! Applications are through our Google form (5 min. to fill).Apply Now!
Everything that we do would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Between tournament registration, robot parts, transportation, outreach expenses, and more, our annual operating budget is between $17000 and $40000. Our sponsors primarily provide monetary contributions, but in-kind donations such as materials and tools, in-store discounts, or build/storage space for team operations are all tremendously impactful. Any and all forms of support are welcome and appreciated.