FAQ


General Questions


How big is the Robotics Club?

We have approximately 200 members.

How many of the robots are built by faculty?

Absolutely none of the robots are built by faculty. They are built entirely by undergraduate students.

More Information?

General questions can be found here but also take a look at InfoTron for more questions and technical details pages.


Sponsors


How can I sponsor the Robotics Club?

Get in touch with one of our officers. In return we'll probably give you a t-shirt, add your company to the sponsors page, and display your company's logo on a robot to be seen by many engineers and soon-to-be engineers.


Membership & Meetings


What if I don't know anything about robots?

Thats fine! There is no entrance exam or prerequisites. No experience is required.

When does the club meet?

Different Robotics Club groups meet at different times. See the calendar for more info. Some of us spend all of our waking (and sometimes sleeping) hours here, so if you'd like to simply drop by and meet us, check the webcam to see if someone is here.

How can I become a member?

Members must pay dues for the semester or year you want to join for. Dues for a full year are $30. With that, you will receive a free Roboclub t-shirt. If you want to sign up for a single semester only, dues are $15. This does not include a free Roboclub t-shirt. That's it! No hassle, no fuss, no credit check, no 3-day waiting period, no blood tests, no robot probing! Even if you don't know much to begin with, you'll learn a lot throughout the year. Just come down to the club and any current officer can sign you up and take your dues. To be a fully active member, you should join one of our work groups. Note: If you pay dues that cover any Spring semester, your membership covers the subsequent Summer. If you pay dues during any Summer, your membership extends into the subsequent school year (the Fall for $15, the Fall and Spring for $30). You cannot pay $30 in the Spring and have your membership carry over through the next Fall.

How do I start a new project?

If you don't like any of the current projects that are being worked on in the Club, you can start your own! That is the beauty of RoboClub, we are here for you. Just approach an officer and tell them about your idea. They will help you get funding and publicity so you can recruit others into your crazy robot plot.

How do I become an officer?

The current officers elect the upcoming officers in the Spring. We will solicit applications at that time.


Club Access & Resources


How do I get to the club room?

Our space is down the hallway located next to the PNC Bank in the basement of the UC.  We are located in room LL89. 

Can I use the shop?

The shop is open to all dues-paying members of the Robotics Club that have gone through the appropriate shop tool training. Tool training must be approved by the shop master. Training sessions are held periodically and announced to the general body email list.

What are the rules for using shop tools?

First of all, use common sense when handling tools. If you're ever unsure about how to use a tool or whether or not you can use it, ask the shop master. If we catch you abusing a shop or otherwise mishandling the tools, we will not hesitate in revoking your access to the shop.