Screenshot from a episode of degrassi

Simbotics On Degrassi

This summer Simbotics had the opportunity to be a part of the world famous and critically acclaimed teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation. Simbotics mentor Karthik Kanagasabapathy consulted with series producers and writers to help in their development of a storyline focused  around a high school robotics team. In July the team travelled to Toronto to shoot scenes, which were used in the opening credits and two robot centric episodes. Ten students and four past 1114 robots appeared in the main episodes, with the starring role belonging to our 2008 World Champion, Simbot SS. These episodes aired in Canada on CTV in December, and in the United States on The N in February.

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Simbot SS covered in confetti after winning the World Championship

2008 FIRST Championships

After an extremely difficult competition, Simbotics emerged from the Galileo division with a record of (7-0-0) in the qualification matches, and (6-0-0) in the elimination rounds. We partnered with team 217 "The Thunder Chickens" and team 148 "Robowranglers" to win the Galileo division.

Our alliance competed in an intense set of matches on the Einstein field. After a loss in the semi-finals, our alliance managed to obtain two wins to advance to the finals. We defeated the Curie divisional champions to achieve the title of...

2008 Greater Toronto Regional

Simbotics seeded first at the Greater Toronto Regional with a record of 8-0 and aligned with 2056 and 2166 in the elimination rounds. They played well together in the elimination rounds defeating an alliance of 1507, 1503 and 247 in the finals to win, our third regional win of the season. A special thanks to team 2056, "Patriotics" and team 2166, "Bluebotics", for being amazing alliance partners!

1114 students after event

2008 Waterloo Regional

Simbotics came back from the Waterloo regional as the number three seeded team with a record of 8-3. They were the first pick in the alliance selection. Together with teams 2056, "Patriotics" and team 1680, "FESStronics", the alliance won the regional. Simbotics also came home with the Website Design Award and the GM Industrial Design award. The judges also recognized our outreach efforts by awarding us with the Chairman's Award - FIRST's greatest honour. Congratulations to the entire team for their hard work leading to this prestigious award! Another huge congratulations goes to Ian...

Drive teams of 1114, 1024 and 2041 after their victory

2008 Midwest Regional

Simbotics returns from the Midwest Regional in Chicago with a regional win. They were the number three seeded team with a record of 8-2, and were the third alliance captain (after declining the first pick). We'd like to thank our mentors, parents, and sponsors for their hard work and determination - we couldn't have done it without you! Another huge thanks goes to team 1024, the "McKenzie Kil-A-Bytes" and team 2041, the "Roboticats" for being amazing alliance partners!