Training Program

What is it?

The ISC training program is aimed at teaching all students (yes, even freshman non-engineering majors) the basic skills needed to build a robot. The program is designed around building and programming a small robot in a semester, and teaching the mechanical, electrical, and programming aspects involved.

When is it?

For the Winter 2016 semester, it is being held on Fridays from 6-8, typically in the IAVS. For more details (as well as specific rooms) feel free to e-mail the ISC PR team (Or ask them anything else about the club or the training program). It is recommended that you bring your own laptop if possible, but the ISC will be providing all the other necessary materials.

Can I do X instead?

Yes - we are happy to help you add your own unique twist to what you make, from printing a different chassis that you designed to using different components, and the last portion of each training session is a "workshop" where everyone can work on what they are interested in and we will be sharing whatever knowledge we have of robotics.

Why are we running this?

This is aimed at giving participants the knowledge and skills that are necessary for successfully working with one of our larger robots - the principles are the same, just scaled up and aimed at a competition. We want people to be able to join our competition teams and feel useful, and this is one of the ways that we are striving towards that goal.

sample 3d models (requires CATIA to view)


v5.1.1: Ultrasonic-Detection Robot

v6.2.3: Multi-Purpose Robot

v 6.3: Wall-Detection Robot

Official Arduino Mount

Sample of a previous robot:

What it actually looks like (Picture taken in IAVS, Fall 2015):