Becoming a part of robotics is very easy. There are just a few steps:

  1. Sign up on our team roster. This will get you added to our mailing list so you know everything that is going on.
  2. Sign up on STIMS, our league information manager. This will let you attend tournaments and be involved in official robotics events off-campus. This step requires a parental unit to finish.
  3. Show up! We meet at the Robotics Workshop that is located right under the Learning Commons and just past the Nest. It’s somewhat hard to miss, with the robots, the stacks of wood, and all of us. You can check out our calendar and blog updates to find out about all the things happening in robotics. You can also email our leaders to ask any questions you may have.
  4. Like us on Facebook. Announcements, photos, and all sorts of awesome stuff will go out through there as well.
  5. Join GitHub. GitHub is the place where all team information, discussion, and collaboration will occur in the future. Any information that the team needs to know can be found on our organization’s GitHub, as well as new projects and code. Useful member information is posted on the info repository on the team’s GitHub account

Growing Your Skills

After you’ve signed up, there are lots of different ways to grow your skills:

  • Learn your way around the workshop. Through various talks and hands-on explanations, mentors and students explain how to use various tools and the various procedures of the team.
  • Attend Workshops and Classes, Throughout preseason, our members and mentors will be giving lessons and working with new members to help them learn more and be ready for build season.
  • Be Involved. Often, the best learning experience comes with jumping right into it. With the guidance of more experienced mentors and members, pursue projects and participate in what interests you.

If you have any scheduling/team questions, you can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Workshop Hours

Tracking the time you spend at the workshop is important. Not only is having record of all your hard work and dedication a great college application point, but privileges like slots on our leadership team, competition team, or travel team all require certain minimum hour requirements. Here’s how to get started:

  • When you come to the workshop each day, find the Workshop Supervisor and sign in electronically with your Student ID card. You’ll need to talk to them again to sign out.
  • If you forgot/don’t have your Student ID card, fill out our time log worksheet. You can also use this sheet if you remember you forgot to sign in with the Workshop Supervisor.

Team Leadership

Our team is led by a group of elected officials and appointed officers.

They meet during the monthly Leadership meeting where the leadership, mentors, and project leaders discuss the current happenings of the team.

Elected Positions

Our President is elected at the end of every year in May by a team vote. Anyone who has been on the team for at least one complete build season can self-nominate for President or Vice President. The President is then voted upon and appoints his or her Vice President, who must be approved by the team.

The President:

  • Sends announcements regarding team events and activities
  • Our fearless leader
  • Helps maintain communications and keep track of overall progress
  • Organizes team bonding events

Vice President:

  • Assists president and takes care of team paperworks and reports

Appointed Positions

Our leadership team and mentors create appointed positions when needed. Appointed officers are in charge of specific parts of the team that leadership has deemed necessary. Some appointed officers include: Head of Build, Head of Controls, Head of Business, and Head of Submissions. These positions are created to fit the various needs of the team, and may or may not remain from year to year.

Head of Build:

  • Responsible for all things build-related (on or off the robot)
  • Oversees all construction projects
  • Ensures that all members know what mechanical is doing at the moment
  • Manages CAD and Design
  • Mediates communication between new and experienced members
  • Ensures that all new members are comfortable with the
  • Works with controls to ensure robot functionality

Head of Controls:

  • Responsible for all things things wiring and programming related
  • Oversees all wiring and programming projects
  • Ensures that all members know what controls is doing at the moment
  • Mediates communication between new and experienced members
  • Ensures that all new members are comfortable with the team
  • Works with mechanical to ensure robot functionality

Head of Business:

  • Leads community outreach
  • Leads team promotion and branding
  • Manages contacting potential sponsors
  • Makes strong relationships with local teams
  • Mediates communication between new and experienced members
  • Ensures that all new members are comfortable with the team

Head of Submissions:

  • Prepares awards submissions
  • Mediates communication between new and experienced members
  • Ensures that all new members are comfortable with the team
  • Works toward creating continuity between projects and our team’s goals

Head of Construction

  • Responsible for construction projects during off-season and build season
  • Establish a culture of safety and injury prevention system
  • Teach members how to properly work with tools
  • Establishes the work ethic behind construction methods
  • Mediates communication between new and experienced members
  • Ensures that all new members are comfortable with the team

Leadership Meetings

Each month, the leadership team holds a meeting where they discuss the happenings of the team and set the course for the overall year. For the 2017-18 year, the leadership meetings will happen on the following dates and times in the CCA Cage or Robotics Room unless otherwise noted. Find out more about our leadership team.

  • Friday, September 2nd @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, September 9th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, September 16th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, September 23rd @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, September 30th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 7th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 14th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 21st @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, October 28th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, November 4th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, November 11th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, November 18th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, November 25th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, December 2nd @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, December 9th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, December 16th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 6th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 13th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 20th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, January 27th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, February 3rd @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, February 10th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, February 17th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, February 24th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 3rd @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Friday, March 10th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, March 17th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, March 24th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, March 31st @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, April 7th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, April 14th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, April 21st @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, April 28th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 5th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 12th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 19th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, May 26th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, June 2nd @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, June 9th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, June 16th @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm