The Krypton Cougars
When you think of "robotics", what comes to mind? Is it using tools, materials, and hard work to turn a virtual design into a tangible reality? This type of work is exactly what our mechanical team accomplishes. Our team of dedicated individuals takes a design of a part and is able to create a full competition robot. Through the use of machinery and tools of all sizes, our mechanical team innovates and creates all types of functional parts, each serving a specific purpose on the robot.
Some of the responsibilities our mechanical team has are to construct mechanisms based off of previously made designs, maintain a functioning robot, and run the pit at competitions. Running the pit is especially important because unexpected things can and do happen to the robot, so keeping it fully functional is a high priority.
Safety training is required for power tool usage, as the mechanical team strives in safety, and performing tasks efficiently and safely. One of the most common jobs they have is to assemble drive base plates. Our drive base plates are designed using CAD software in the first week, water-jetted by our sponsor TE Connectivity, and then our mechanical team cuts the other material, assembles the gearboxes, arranges the drivetrain, and then puts it all together.