FRC 4039, MakeShift Robotics

From Hamilton, ON, Canada

Spotlight

MakeShift students and mentors pride ourselves on doing the most with what we have and then working really hard to expand our resources; engineering the rainbow and having fun along the way!

Description

At MakeShift 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 and technology career in the pursuit of a competitive student-built robot.

We have been fortunate over the life of our team to work with awesome FRC teams from around the globe. We try to learn from every team we encounter at every one of our competitions. Who we are today is an amalgamation of their inspiration, their best practices, and their knowledge - all mixed in with what we have discovered for ourselves along the way. We know what it is like to be a wide-eyed rookie, to have a cramped build space in the back corner of an un-heated portable, and to be overlooked during alliance selections. We are happy to share whatever we know or have with anyone or any team who can benefit.

We think our strengths are: having fun, keeping it super simple, living within our means and then working really hard to expand our resources, learning from the best, and boosting others.

MakeShift: shifting the perception of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in our students and our community.



Links

Team Website The Blue Alliance Entry


Team Program(s)

Girls R Brilliant

Celebrating the brilliance of female STEM role models!

The STEMley Cup Championship

An off-season FRC event hosted by teams 4039 & 5406

Lego DREAMS

Bringing STEM to the Dominican Republic!

Hamilton FLL Qualifier

Bringing FIRST Lego League Competitions to Hamilton!

FIRST in Mexico

Sparking FIRST Robotics to Local Schools

FLL Saturdays

Continued Support for Local FLL Teams!

Girls R Brilliant

MakeShift's Girls R Brilliant campaign highlight's the hidden female figures of the STEM field to inspire the next generation of female STEM enthusiasts and show our girls that they too are brilliant!
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The STEMley Cup Championship

The STEMley Cup Championship is a highly competitive, fun-packed event held at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School in November hosted by MakeShift 4039 and Celt-X 5406.
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Lego DREAMS

MakeShift donates team shirts, collected Lego, and team-built renewable lighting as part of St Mary’s annual mission to the Dominican Republic.
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Hamilton FLL Qualifier

As the number of local FLL teams in the Hamilton area began to greatly increase, the need for an official qualifier was prevalent. MakeShift approached our school board to bring this goal to life.
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FIRST in Mexico

One of our students discussed starting an FLL team with a local elementary school, and also spoke to the nearby university for technical and financial support.
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FLL Saturdays

As the number of our FIRST Lego League teams in our Board continued to grow, there were too many for us to visit regularly. Instead of us going to them, MakeShift brings them together at St.Mary!
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