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SEEK JR. 2024

Build a mini rover • Compete against other teams • No experience required

FINAL RESULTS*

Thank you to everyone who participated!

1ST PLACE: Astro-Bears -> Ildiko Goczi, Edwin Zeng, Vidura Weerasinghe, Nathan Perlman, Rababb Pannu, Jeevan Sanchez, Agasthya Chidambaram, Sharad Patel, Aidan Schreder, & Yahya Abbas

2ND PLACE: Firebirds -> Marc Liu, Moxie Zhai, Bryan Liu, Yixin Ren, Kenneth Chen, Sara Abdella, Aryan Alipanahi, & Junhao (Peter) Lu

3RD PLACE: TJEIp -> Justin Nitoi, Joyi Xue, Irene Chen, Eric Huang, Tait Berlette, & Taha Syed

Rank
Team Name
High School
Maze Escape
Crater Exploration
Lunar Base Site Selection
Total Score
1
Astro-Bears
Martingrove Collegiate Institute
25
6
3
34
2
Firebirds
Unionville High School
28.5
0
3
31.5
3
TJEIp
Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute
28
0
3
31
4
Mowat
Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute
24
3
3
30
5
Martingrove Bears
Martingrove Collegiate Institute
16
9
0
25
6
Explorer Robotics
Donald A. Wilson Secondary School
13
9
3
25
7
Mowat Girls Who Code
Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute
13
6
3
22
8
broken sigmas
Michael Power St. Joseph High School
13
6
3
22
9
FTN
Bayview Hill Secondary School
16
3
0
19
10
The 89's
Dr. GW Williams Secondary School
22
3
3
28
11
Wolf Squad
Unionville High School
10
3
3
16
12
AP07
Bishop P. F. Reding Catholic Secondary School
5
3
3
11
13
Bunsen Burnouts
St. Marguerite D'Youville Catholic Secondary School
4
3
3
9
14
Lunar Lunatics
Westdale Secondary School
3
3
3
9
15
NoName
T. L. Kennedy Secondary School
2
3
0
5
16
Dyouvillium
St. Marguerite D'Youville Catholic Secondary School
3
0
0
3
17
Panthers
St. John Paul II Catholic Secondary School
0
0
3
3
18
cosmic craftsmen
Orchard Park Secondary School
0
0
0
0
19
Phoenix
Northview Heights Secondary School
0
0
0
0
20
Ok Cool
Georges Vanier Secondary School
0
0
0
0

* Please be advised these results may not be fully accurate as some volunteer judges may have forgotten to submit their reports for the 2nd trial. The 89's from Dr. GW Williams Secondary School may have achieved 30 points leading to a tie for 4th place. The Mowat Computer science club from Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate Institute may have achieved 28 points leading to a 5th place finish.

HACKATHON OVERVIEW

Space Exploration Engineering Kompetition Junior (SEEK Jr) is a full-day introduction to robotics hackathon on February 4, 2024 hosted by the University of Toronto’s Mars Rover Design Team “Robotics for Space Exploration (RSX).” This hackathon is open to high school students who are interested in learning more about space robotics and engineering and will be held at the University of Toronto's St. George Campus in downtown Toronto. No experience is needed!

This year the theme is Exploring the Moon for Scientific Investigation — inspired by the Artemis Project. In groups of five and six, you will be challenged to build a mini rover and traverse through a simulated lunar terrain. Compete against other teams to see who can complete their lunar mission first!

What to Expect

BEFORE SEEK Jr

Receive modules and tutorials to prepare for kompetition.

Attend Q&A sessions hosted by RSX

DURING SEEK

  • Receive your mission and listen to a mini-lecture and practical examples.

  • Join your group to design and build your mini rover.

  • Compete against other teams in a simulated lunar terrain.

Registration Closed

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Why Attend?

Do I need experience?

No experience is required! This hackathon is aimed to be an introduction to space robotics for high school students, so if you are new to robotics or hackathons, don’t worry! We will provide everything you need to know and all of the components required.

Before the kompetition, our team of “Technical Module Technicians” (members from the RSX team) will provide online modules to introduce the components you will use to build your rover and teach you how to use them. Starting in February, RSX will host weekly virtual Q&A drop-in sessions that any SEEK Jr participant can attend to ask any questions or just listen! Our team will be there along the way to help you and provide guidance!

If you’re interested in space robotics or space engineering, this is the hackathon for you! 

So... are you ready to explore the moon?

REGISTER FOR SEEK Jr 2024

Register to participate in the SEEK Jr 2023 hackathon! Tickets are free!

Once your registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with more information. Please note that registration is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Registration Closed

Check Back for 2025!

If you have any questions, email rsx.utoronto@gmail.com and stay updated by following @rsx.utoronto on Instagram!

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