The past couple of years the Robotics Club has focused their activities on:
- VEX Robotics
Our VEX U team builds robots to compete against other college teams. This past year, the team qualified for the playoff rounds in a regional state tournament. A variety of positions are needed on the team: builders, coders, notebook, fund-raising, and more.
The team also has interest in reaching out to the community by mentoring middle-school and high-school robotics teams and demonstrating their designs on a 'Robot Roadtrip.'
- Arduino-based bots
Small robots controlled by microcontrollers represent another type of project undertaken by club members. The Arduino microcontroller is easy to learn to program and is a good gentle introduction to microprocessors and embedded systems design. Students learn the basics of controlling motors and reading sensor input. Zumo robot competitions are a goal of these projects.