About Newbotics Team 8349
Our team was founded in the 2020 season in Newmarket, Ontario. Founded by Malcolm Boyes, a grade 12 student who is passionate about engineering and technology and saw an opportunity to create a fun learning experience for students in his community. Malcolm was inspired by an existing robotics club at his school where students could experiment with educational robotics kits. This, however, did not seem to be teaching any real-world experience when it came to the design of robots.
Malcolm decided to investigate FIRST robotics after hearing about it at events and through members of the community. After discussing the logistics of starting an FRC team with other local FRC team founders, Malcolm decided he would start a team for his community. He discussed the idea with some other interested students and found some parents mentors to help lead the team.
Newbotics (#8349) now has over 30 team members, 8 mentors, and has raised enough money for their rookie year. Newbotics will be competing in the 2020 season at the University of Waterloo and Carleton University regional events.