About Us

What Is FIRST?

FIRST Robotics is a not-for-profit international high school level robotics competition. Founded in 1989, FIRST is a competition where high school teams design, build, and put to the test new robots each year to compete in regional and international level events. Competition season runs from the start of January into the Spring each year. Ironworks Robotics gives students a chance to develop real world technical skills in an engaging, hands-on way.

Ironworks Robotics

Ironworks Robotics, Team 7690 was founded in 2019 with a group of passionate students who wanted to explore the world of robotics and compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Since then, we have grown in both size and accomplishments, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team members. With a current team size of 40 members we are proud to be an important part of the Alexander Mackenzie High School community. Together, we work tirelessly to build and program robots to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, and to participate in community outreach events to spread awareness about STEM education.


Team 7690 does not only compete in FRC we want to be active parts of our community, involved in helping people of all ages to learn basic robotic skills. We have engaged our community by attending events including Grade 8 Orientation day and Parent-Teacher nights.

Our History

2019: Destination Deep Space

Founded in 2018, we are a new FIRST Robotics team from Alexander Mackenzie High School. During our rookie year in 2019, our team of around a dozen students and mentors competed at Durham College and Ryerson University as part of the Ontario District.

At Ryerson, our team won both the Rookie All Star Award and Rookie Inspiration Award at Ryerson University, ending our first year of competition on a high note.

Since then, our team has continued to grow, giving more students from all walks of life the chance to develop their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

2020: Infinite Recharge

During our 2020 season, we competed at Humber College as a sophomore team. Though the results we were hoping for were not attained, we held our spirits high and worked around the clock for our second regional event.

Unfortunately, after much dedication and late nights at school, the Ryerson competition was canceled due to COVID-19. We are disappointed about this outcome to say the least. Nonetheless, we are working hard to bring our team together again and stronger than ever to compete in the next year's First Robotics Competitions.

2021: At Home Challenges

Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, the 2021 season was all done virtually. Still, the team had a great time working away at both the Game Design Challenge and the Innovation Challenge.

2022: Rapid React

To prepare and equip students for this year, our 2022 season was spent holding build, design and programming workshops where we could share our knowledge and experience with the students, and help them develop their skills in these areas. It was an exciting opportunity to see the students' creativity and problem-solving abilities come to life as they worked on various projects and challenges.

2023: Charged Up

Using our training and newly acquired skills from the past season, we took to this year with a team of students with no previous FIRST experience. However, after the countless hours of dedication, our team was able to find success in our district events, qualifying to provincials.