Stella is a ground-based robot that competes in MRDC (Midwest Robotics Design Competition). The drive train and chassis are 3 ft. wide and weigh in around 55 lbs. MRDC’s rules change each year, so there are always new problems to solve and creative mechanisms to design! You need zero previous experience to join. Everyone has to start somewhere and we learn together.
We will be limited in how often we can meet in person in Fall 2020, so we are putting a focus on becoming more well-rounded engineers! We will be holding various workshops covering Arduinos, Solidworks, 3D printing, and design to broaden our skills outside of our major disciplines as we work to design our mechanisms. For a robotics or automation-related career it is important to know a little bit of mechanical, electrical, and computer science.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
5:00 – 6:30pm
Virtual meeting links are posted in our Discord server.
Meetings and Workshops Schedule
Planned schedule for the Fall semester, subject to change:
|1||Welcome Back Orientation|
|2||Arduino Tutorial for Members|
|3||Arduino Tutorial for Members|
|7||MRDC Rules Expected|
|8||MRDC Rules Expected|
|9||MRDC Rules Expected|
|10||Basic design for new mechanisms|
|11||3D Printing Workshop/Begin electrical design|
|12||3D Printing Workshop|
|16||Begin testing prototypes, revising design|
|Dan Even||Computer Engineering||Senior|
|Aden Prince||Computer Science||Sophomore|
|Niraj Salunkhe||Computer Science||Sophomore|