Join

Want to Join?

If you are interested in robotics, engineering, or just want to be a part of a fun community and team please come to this meeting and see what it’s all about. No experience is necessary! If you have any questions, ask any of the current members including the two captains this year, Ryan Preston (ryan_prest146@ahschools.us) and Garrett Udstrand (garre_udstr021@ahschools.us). We look forward to seeing you there!

Meetings

We meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-9:00 p.m. and 9:30 am-2:00 pm on Saturdays. Meetings will take place in the metals and old electronics room. These times may change as the season continues and meetings may be added especially near the end of the build season. You are encouraged to come to every meeting, however if you aren’t able to, we are very flexible and will find a way to catch you up.

Season Overview

Season Schedule

  • January 4th – Kickoff
    • Watch the kickoff live stream as the challenge is released to all teams around the world
    • Brainstorm for our general robot design
  • Weeks Following Kickoff – Build Season
    • Team works on designing robot
    • Fabricating of robot takes place
    • Once robot it complete, testing begins
  • March 25th – Competition
    • Team travels to Mariucci area to compete in North Star Regional event

Roles

You can do just about anything in the robotics team! Here are some of the most important roles that you might find yourself doing when you join!

  • Mechanical – the team that works on building the robot. Builds all the different systems throughout the robot along with the different components that allow the robot to work
  • Programming – programs the robot’s movement and it’s various functions along with a self driving mode as needed
  • CAD (3D Modeling) – crucial aspect of the design process throughout the season to visualize and test different aspects of the robot before they are actually built
  • Electrical – manage everything from the wires to the different systems throughout the robot. Also constructs the electrical components of the robot that allow it to function
  • Woodworking – every year, we need new field elements. Woodworking team builds these field components using the blueprints released at kickoff
  • Media – photography and filming is one of the most important roles! These people work on out reach and helps share the teams progress.