Want to Join Our Team?
We are always looking for new members interested in programming and/or engineering. No prior knowledge required.
Questions? We've got answers!
buildDo I need to know how to build robots or program to join?
No! Anybody that is interested in programming, engineering, or both can join our team. Team members will teach you how to build and program the robots.
eventHow often do you meet?
For most of the year, we meet once a week on Fridays from 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM. Occasionally we may meet during lunch if we need to get something done. As we approach the competition in May, we will meet multiple days per week.
not_interestedAre there any restrictions on new members?
No! A new member can help build and program robots and has access to the same resources as a fourth year member.
event_busyDo I need to come to every meeting?
As much as we would like you to attend every meeting, we understand that sometimes that is not possible. We ask that you try to attend as many meetings as possible, ideally at least half of them.
codeWhat programming languages do you use?
Programs for the competition are generally written in C with some libraries and other programs written in C++. We understand that these are not the simplest languages to learn or use and we would be happy to teach you.
layersWhat are your robots made of?
Our robots are made of lego bricks, metal pieces, and other parts which are all provided by Botball. The finished robots are smaller than 12"x12"x12".
all_inclusiveDo I need to participate in both building and programming?
We try to encourage everybody to learn how to build robots and write at least simple programs, however we will not force you to do either. We understand that programming can be difficult and is not for everyone. Similarly, some people enjoy programming, but not building.
assessmentAre there try-outs?
No! Anybody who wants to join the team is welcome to join, we won't restrict anyone from joining because they are not "good enough".
infoWhere can I find out more about Botball?