Our Mechanical track gives students an edge with 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 small robotics build for a final project.
Our Mechanical track helps to aid the major programs at UCSC, given a lack of courses providing hands-on CAD and fabrication experience. Students gain experience they can’t get from other courses through our team.
Note: Currently, due to the ongoing pandemic and safety closures, we are currently focusing the curriculum on CAD design. Physical fabrication and the final project are currently not offered. We look forward to resuming these trainings and final projects when it is safe to do so.