It’s not just a team, it’s really a company complete with a CEO, CTO, as well as engineering, finance and marketing departments.
Meet Alex Kessel - the team lead or CEO. He’s been a part of the team as it has doubled in size.
Alex emphasized that a robotics team is about much more than building a robot.
“Robotics isn’t just building a robot. We have artists here…it’s a way to incorporate people and get them thinking and working together... It's just awesome”
Alex noted that they use NX because it’s easier and faster and translates the CAM code perfectly for the CNC machine in their school machine shop. I heard that from a number of teams. They are integrating their CAD work on the robot with simulation and manufacturing.
Now meet CAD leader Abby Smith who became plans to pursue mechanical engineering because of her experience on the robotics team.