Our Mechanical track gives students an edge in physical design and fabrication and serves as an excellent introduction to the skills necessary to build the physical components of our robots. Students in the mechanical track learn computer-aided design, or CAD, through SOLIDWORKS, before transitioning to learning physical fabrication in our lab space. Students finally combine these skills into assembling a slight robotics build for a final project. Our Mechanical track helps aid the effective programs at UCSC, given a lack of courses providing hands-on CAD and fabrication experience. Students gain the knowledge they can’t get from other classes through our team.