Meet Dave

Team Dave is FRC Team 3683 – the FIRST Robotics Team at St. David CSS in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

This year Dave had from January 7 to February 21 to build and finance a robot that can take whiffle balls and shoot them into boilers, place gears on an airship, and then climb onto the airship.

Dave knows that most people have never built a robot before, so Dave welcomes students from all grades and all levels of experience with open arms. Here is what we can do:


Technical: We have ridiculously talented UW engineering students and graduates as mentors who will show you everything you need to know, from using a screwdriver for the first time to advanced manufacturing techniques using industry-standard SolidWorks 3D CAD software and our school’s 3D Printer, CNC Mill, and CNC Lathe.

Business: This year we have amazing University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University mentors on the business, sponsorship, and marketing side who will give you both challenging work and the training and support you need to do it. We will be planning fundraising and outreach events, developing brochures and other communication materials, launching social media campaigns, engaging with the local business community for sponsorship and technical support, and just plain running the finances of the team.

Why not join Dave for an afternoon and find out if Dave is for you?


Join Dave

Team Dave is the FIRST Robotics Team at St. David CSS. FIRST Robotics is kind of a big deal. Dave needs you! No experience is necessary!  We accept Grade 7 & Grade 8 students from WCDSB schools! For the technically inclined, we have ridiculously talented engineering students and graduates from several Ontario Universities and Colleges …

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Team Dave brings home the hardware: 2017 – Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox – World Championships St. Louis 2017 – Industrial Design sponsored by General Motors – Waterloo District 2017 – Danny Faryna – Dean’s List Semi-Finalist – Waterloo District 2016 – Industrial Design sponsored by General Motors – Greater Toronto Central Regional 2016 – Industrial Design sponsored by General Motors – Waterloo Regional 2016 – Daniel Delattre – Woodie Flowers Finalist …

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In the Community

Team Dave is involved in a number of community outreach activities to help promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as a career choice. If you would like Team Dave to visit your school, event, company, or community group, please contact us. Here is a small sampling of what we have been up to: 2018 …

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