Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different teams?

You can get involved with Mechanical, Electrical, Tractive, Firmware or Operations sub teams! Not sure which one to join? You can get a taste of each sub team by attending weekly meetings and can decide where you belong.

Do you need any experience to join?

No experience is required to join! We welcome students of any year from any program in any faculty. All training and assistance will be provided.  If you have a desire to learn, you will be a perfect fit!

What are some First-year projects?

Tractive Sub Team

  • Designing mounts for motors, controllers and the cooling loop.
  • Designing jigs and test fixtures
  • Work with Solidworks FEA
  • Gain experience with manufacturing and assembly

Firmware Sub Team

  • Develops firmware for the various FreeRTOS ARM boards in embedded C
  • Develops software for driver data collection on the Beaglebone in Python
  • Design and update drivers for new chips
  • Uses CAN signals to interact with the various boards on the system

Operations Sub Team

  • Communicating with sponsors
  • Documenting team information
  • Advertising and merchandise
  • Administrative experience

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