Learn how to use power tools and build a real working robot to compete against other high school teams in FIRST competitions. This subcategory works closely with the CAD team when developing plans to build the robot. This is an action-intensive category during build season, which means that it is normal to leave the robotics classroom after the normal leaving time of 5:00 PM. It is not recommended to join another other category in addition to this one.
The current head of the Mechanical is Art Martirosyan.
Design 3D computer models of the various parts of the robot's build including its electrical components. This category works very closely with Mechanical in the beginning of every year about the designs of the robot. After the season begins, the CAD team needs to push out all models of the robot so that production of the robot can begin. All CAD models are created using SolidWorks. This category works for about two weeks to generate the CAD files, and are then free to join any other category. No prior knowledge regarding 3D modeling is necessary to join this category.
The current head of the CAD team is Jan Ryser.