The Mechanical Team is in charge of creating a prototype and the physical construction of the robot. They train new members to safely use power tools and handle build equipment to create a practice field to use before competition. Also, they work alongside the CAD team to design components such as drive chains, the chassis, and shooters. Students in this sub-team build the skeletal structure of the robot, and efficiently arrange the motors, electronics, and various mechanisms onto the robot.
The Electrical Team organizes and puts together the electrical board. The electrical board essentially connects the power and the programming to the motors and other parts of the robot so that it may perform all the desired functions.
The Programming Team creates and runs a program in Java that allows students to control the robot. Programming code directs the robot to carry out a specific job within the limits of its hardware but also has to take into account the limits of human ability in order to program AI for competitions. The code for the program is on GitHub. A button to the page will be provided below.
The Marketing Team is in charge of all the behind-the-scenes work: every year they must carry out fundraisers, acquire sponsorship and grants to meet the yearly $10,000 budget needed for a successful season. They also market the team, reach out to the community, and make robotics stand out in our community.
The CAD Team is in charge of digitally designing the robot with exact measurements to ensure a smooth execution. By utilizing Autodesk Inventor, students are able to assemble various extrusions, motors, and other parts. Once assembly is completed, the program allows the user to perform a drive function that demonstrates all the parts working together. Following this digital model and its matching blueprints, the mechanical team is able to recreate the robot with real metal and parts.