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2016 – Cyberhawks 706

2016 – Team Captains

David - Senior - 4 years on the team

Jake - Senior - 4 years on the team

Being involved with the robotics team all four years of high school, I enjoy solving the FRC challenge every year. I initially joined the Design sub-team, but ended up joining and leading the business sub-team my sophomore and junior year. Now leading our growing team, my goal is to give incoming students a similar eye-opening experience like the one I have had. Overall, FIRST Robotics has gotten me interested in STEM topics and influenced me to pursue Industrial Engineering at UW Madison.

I have been interested in business and engineering since middle school. FIRST offered a bright future and it paired all of my interests and hobbies while giving me an opportunity to become an outstanding leader. Four years later, I now lead our team as we continuously develop our students for a brighter future. Innovation and product design are my passion, and I hope to continue this through my plans for obtaining a degree in Industrial Engineering from UW Madison.

Business Team Leaders

Adam – Junior

Adam – Junior

 

Business Team works to fund the team through contacting sponsors and obtaining grants from local businesses. Our subteam deals with the financial side of the team. We generate the funds that allow our team to go to competition, purchase new equipment, and also build a robot.

Design Team Leaders

Veronica – Senior

Zak – Junior

The design subteam is responsible for the conception and creation of our working robot designs. The process begins with an extensive brainstorm of the various elements necessary for each game including point value analysis, game strategy, robot drive train, working mechanisms, and structural support. Our ideas on paper are then modeled electronically using 3D modeling software. After the parts are 3D modeled, they are converted to technical drawings for the mechanical team to use and make the 2D drawings real parts. In addition to these aspects, we also spend time prototyping and testing to determine the best solution to the problem. We act as an efficient and effective group through teamwork and collaboration.

Programming Team Leaders

Danny – Senior

AJ – Sophomore

The programming team is responsible for writing and testing programs that allow the components of the robot to be controlled. This includes being controlled without human control (autonomously) and by a drive team (teleoperated). Members work together on individual subsystems for the robot that allow it complete the year’s challenge.

The programming team is responsible for writing and testing programs that allow the components of the robot to be controlled. This includes being controlled without human control (autonomously) and by a drive team (teleoperated). Members work together on individual subsystems for the robot that allow it complete the year’s challenge.

Mechanical Team Leaders

Logan – Junior

Connor – Junior

The Mechanical Sub Team is mainly responsible for the fabrication of various robot parts and for the assembly of the robot. Technical drawings are given to the Mechanical Team from the Design Team to be fabricated and ultimately assembled once the required parts are machined to the specifications desired. All members are trained to safely operate all machinery and some specialize on certain machines or processes such as welding or lathe work.

Safety Team Leaders

Matt - Junior

Christen - Sophomore

Our job as a safety team is to inform, teach, and demonstrate proper safety etiquette in and around different work environments. We teach on a variety of subjects from personal protection to machine protocol. We administer tests and quizzes to ensure that the material is fully understood and help maximize safety. We keep files on the chemicals used in the work areas in case of an emergency. This year specifically we have update the MSDS to SDS and are focusing our program to be OSHA compliant. Overall, we are here to help ensure that everything goes smoothly, and to avoid any injuries if possible.

Multi-media Team Leaders

B.J. – Senior

Maya – Senior

The Media team documents the team through photos and videos. We create weekly podcasts and newsletters to inform parents, students, and sponsors about the happenings of our team. Along with the podcasts we keep all of the Cyberhawks social media up to date. At the end of build season we create the release video, which you can check out on our YouTube channel.