Vision, Autonomous, and Controls
Our Programming department is led by Ryan and Kaden, along with assistant leads, Michelle and Adam. This department gets the robot running and under control in time for competitions. They use the WPILib to create programs to run sensors, motors, cameras, and more in order to get every function of the robot under control by a few joysticks. In FIRST competitions, games start with a short period of autonomous robot movement, which also falls under the responsibility of the Programming Department. The department works closely with Electronics, who work with the more physical parts of getting the robot running.
The foundation of the robot
The Construction department is led by Michael and Sushim, along with assistant leads Eduardo and Sharon. They focus on the physical mechanisms of the robot. Construction members use Onshape, a computer-aided design program, and learn to work with wood, plastics, and metal to prototype and fabricate the parts. The department then assembles the drivetrain and subassemblies of the robot, which can include elevators, arms, or any other mechanism required to complete the annual challenge.
Motors, Sensors, and Pneumatics
Our Electronics department is led by Tina, along with assistant leads, Ayushi and Jackson. They deal with the inner workings of the robot, including the motors, wires, batteries, sensors, and pneumatics. During the build season, Electronics works on designing and building a control system, wiring the component, and efficiently delivering power to the various mechanisms of the robot.
Branding, Funding, and Imagery
The Operations side of the team is lead by Operations Captain, Sabrina, along with Marlo (Assistant Captain), Amelia (Outreach Lead), Jennifer (Imagery Lead), Casey (Scouting & Strategy Lead), and David (Media & Publicity Lead). This department focuses on all the non-technical aspects of the team, from fundraising and reaching out to potential sponsors, to maintaining the social media and organizing outreach events. Our Operations department won the imagery award at CalGames 2022 and 2020 and the Entrepreneurship Award at SFR 2022!