The mechanical team is the hands-on portion of the robotics team. Our task begins right when the six-week build period starts. We work for hours determining what tasks we want to fulfill in each year's game, along with how to accomplish these goals, and finally, creating the robot that we envisioned. Without the mechanical team, there is no robot to program or wire.
The electrical team is in charge of ensuring that communication between the programming team and the mechanical team is effective. They handle the wiring of the robot in a way that is safe, organized, and most effective, so that any member of the team can access integral parts of the robot. They are detail-oriented with a keen eye for loose connections and accessibility. Without the electrical team, the robot is just a frame of parts with a non-working brain.
Our programming team is the mind of the robot. As the mechanical team designs the robot, the programming team makes the design come to life. As the design of the robot develops, we grow and develop alongside it. Communication between the computer via controller is where we also come into play. The programming team writes the code to connect our controllers to the computer. The programming team is the mind of the robot by developing intricate instructions which is what makes this team so special!
The Wiredcats business team can be described as the committee of organizers that helps the team function daily. The members of the business team work tirelessly for success in the realm of organization and on-the-ground planning for the entirety of the robotics team. Our many departments of expertise include public relations, record-keeping, fund-raising, and promotion of not only team 5885, but the entire FIRST network, including their desire to promote STEM to all young people. We aspire to achieve nothing less than excellence in this goal, as well as all of our other goals in our community.