Downsview Robotics Club





Student Representation


Previous Years Team / Robots

Season 2016

Stronghold Game 2016



Downsview Robot competition day March 2016


Season 2015

Recycle Rush - Game 2015


Season 2014

Aerial Assist - Game 2014



Downsview Robot competition day March 2014


FRC Team



  • Syal
  • Walker
  • Piro



  • Kelvin Johnson
  • Gary Mahony
  • Jremey Grham
  • Zuha A.


Downsview Teams


Construction Team

The Construction team is responsible for building the main robot (i.e. frame, structure, motors, mechanical systems and mobility systems).


Corporate Community Sponsorship Team

The Corporate and Community Sponsorship team is responsible for creating links to corporations and running fund-raising events to finance the building of our robot.


Finance Team

The finance team is responsible for all finances involved in the project using the small business software, Quickbooks.


Promotion Team

  • Naming
  • Team logo
  • Other graphics
  • Advertising/communications
  • Team mascot
  • Information for the website


Programming/Electrical Team

Programming a micro controller to control the robot in the programming language, also interfacing all electrical and electrical systems in the robot.


Strategy Team - Team leaders

The Strategy Team and Awards Team are responsible for researching rules for the competition and developing strategies to help our team compete. They are also responsible for researching awards for the competition and recommending the best awards to aim for.

For more information see the Downsview Robotic Team Website


FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC®) Grades 9-12 (ages 14-18)

Dubbed a varsity Sport for the Mind,™(FRC) combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors. It’s as close to “real world” engineering as a student can get. Professional Mentors volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.

Students get to:

  • Work alongside professional engineers.
  • Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
  • Learn and use sophisticated hardware and software.
  • Develop design, project management, programming, teamwork, and strategic thinking skills.
  • Earn a place in the Championship.
  • Qualify for over $16 million in college scholarships

Welcome to the FIRST Scholarship Program

Many colleges and universities, professional associations, and corporations offer college scholarships to high school students on FIRST teams. This is official recognition of the knowledge and technical and life skills these students have gained from participating in a FIRST competition.

As of, October 9th, for 2014, we have 150 confirmed scholarship providers that are making available 887 individual scholarship opportunities with a total value of approx. $18,131,757!

New providers are joing the FIRST Scholarship Program often- So keep checking back here to see new scholarships! Also, be sure to check the FIRST Scholarship Newsletter for special information.