Riverdale Robotics

We are a student-lead high school robotics team that focuses on giving students the experiences and skills they need to navigate the STEM industry. Students are exposed to the dynamics of running a small business and gain valuable teamwork and leaderships skills from their experiences.

What have we been up to?

Provincials Hamilton


We continued on to the Provincial Championship after the North Bay Competition. We ranked 26 in qualifications and 57 in the Ontario District. We were part of the Technology Division.

North Bay

North Bay Competition

On March 24, 2023, we drove 4 hours to North Bay to participate in the competition held at Nipissing University. It was a 3 day and 2 night event, while we stayed overnight at Travelogde, we practically lived in the tour bus! Late nights meant for resting were filled with chatter and anticipation for tomorrow’s match. We were picked by Sparkling H2O to join alliance 5 as their first pick. We played four games in the playoffs where we defeated Alliance Two and Eight and lost to Alliance Three and Four.

Newmarket Competition 2023

FRC Newmarket Competition 2023

On March 5 and 6, R3P2 participated in the 2023 Newmarket Charged Up event. Despite challenges with the robot, we were able to persevere, and end in the top 20 teams after the qualification stage. With assistance from our scouting team, which worked tirelessly to provide accurate data, we were able to prepare for the alliance selection effectively. We ended up in the top 15 of all teams at the tournament, being knocked out after a hard fought lower bracket run.

FRC Competition

Community Day 2022

This December, the results of three months of preparation paid off, as the Riverdale Robotics team collaborated with the student council, along with several other clubs, to run Riverdale’s community day event. We had several volunteers from the Robotics Team to help out with various activities throughout the day, including our very own Robotics station. It featured a lego robotics activity, and showcased our two of our robots, which was a huge success with the children at the event.

FRC Competition

FTC Competition

For the first time at Riverdale, Robotics competed in FTC. We competed with three teams: Riverdale Rascals, Runners and Riders. Unlike FRC, FTC is less heavy on building and more focused on programming and was also built during the Computer Engineering Robotics course (TER4M). Our member from Build, Kelvin, helped his team win the Innovative Award. Nathan, Aiden, Damon and Jenny from Build, went to Semi finals and achieved the highest score of the day.

CNE Competition 2022

Overtime Sunday 2022

Congratulations to the robotics team for their strong effort at the STEMley Cup/Overtime Sunday tournament in Hamilton, on October 30th. We entered two teams out of 21 teams at the competition. Team A, was captain of the 6th alliance and was eliminated in the quarter final (Drivers: Sofia Pereira, Emelie Gordon). Team B was selected by the 1st alliance and went on to win the tournament (Drivers: Nathan Hudson, Joshua Liang). Thank you Ms. Nishio and Mr. Le for your support.

CNE Competition 2022

CNE Competition 2022

Our team competed for the first time in over 2 years at the CNE Offseason Competition on September 2 to 4. The new drivers, Aidan Hayes and Jason Wu, continued to improve throughout the competition, making the quarterfinals. The team had a strong showing at the competition with support of Mr. Au, Ms. Stamatiou, Ms. Wieringa, Jeffrey Siu, and Mr. Le.

Ukraine Crisis 2022

1000 Cranes for Ukraine

Our robotics team doesn't just focus on building robots but also a better world. Due to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, we started the 1000 Cranes for Ukraine initiative. We asked the student body at RCI to donate money to help UNICEF in their peacekeeping initiatives. For every $2 donated by a student, an origami paper crane was hung in their honor with a message for peace.

Holiday Drive 2021

Holiday Drive 2021

We collaborated with the social justice club and our student council to have a toiletry drive for the Riverdale Housing Action Group (RHAG). The RHAG aims to help our community with housing and our team wanted to participate in this change. We engaged the student body and got them to donate toothpaste, deodorant, and other toiletries to help patrons at the RHAG. We also managed to spread holiday joy by making cards and preparing gifts for the organization. We are grateful to work with such an amazing group. R3P2 is proud of the participation of our students to make a difference in their communities.

Best Buy grant

Best Buy Technology Grant

R3P2 is proud to have recently received the Best Buy Technology grant! On January 29th, employees from our nearby Best Buy store met with our team members and mentors to present the check of sum of almost $10 000! We are excited to use these funds to spread the message of FIRST this year and in years to come.

First team meeting

Let's Go Riverdale!

The hum and buzz can be heard once again from robotics headquarters at Riverdale. Veterans and rookies alike arrived to room 101 on October 3rd for the first official team meeting of R3P2 of the 2019-2020 season. With a team of over 60 members, we have once again broken our team size record. Training, practice and experimentation are all tasks that our subteams will be undertaking over the next few months before kickoff on January 4th.

2019 robotics fair

Robotics Fair 2019

After hard work from the R3P2 executive team, the 2nd annual robotics fair has now wrapped up. We have furthered our team's presence in the school community and introduced many grade 9s to the wonder that is the FIRST Robotics Competition. We hope to have many students who were involved in the event at lunch apply to join the team. This was a great start to the school year and we are excited to get back to Robotics after the summer break!

dcmp 2019

Ontario District Championships

From April 10th to 13th, R3P2 had the privelage of competing at the Ontario District Championships alongside some of the best teams in the world. We worked hard to qualify throughout the season and were proud to seed 16th out of the 40 teams in the Science division. We also won the championship entrepreneurship award, an amazing feat. Our team finished the competition ranking 57 in the district out of a total of 179 teams! Sadly, this was not enough to qualify for the World Championships in Detroit and as such, this brings an end to the 2019 season for R3P2. We'd like to thank all our sponsors and we hope to see everyone back for next year's season.

Western Uni

Western Engineering District Event

On April 5th, R3P2 packed it's bags and travelled to London, Ontario to compete in the Western Engineering Distrct Event at Western University. The weekend treated us well and at the end of the qualification rounds, 5834 seeded at 11th out of 40 teams! In alliance selection, 5408 graciously invited us to join the fifth alliance alongisde 5596 to face the fourth alliance in playoffs. After a hard fought quarterfinals with a scoring tie and a tiebreaker match, we were sadly eliminated. However with our impressive run at this event, we racked up enough points to qualify for the Ontario District Championships taking place next weekend. We can't wait to see you all there!

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