One of the driving philosophies of the Mid-Pacific Owl Robotics is that members are always encouraged to create custom robotic parts and structures which are derived from their own creativity using raw materials that can be found easily. Members are trained in the use of Autodesk Inventor and Fusion 360 to design and virtually test their products. Using our available manufacturing equipment, students may then produce the tangible parts that they have created. Student innovation, artistry and individuality is always what is shown clearly by what our team creates.
Our Maker Space is where the majority of our manufacturing and final assembly takes place. This area is located on the bottom floor of the Weinberg Technology Plaza which is part of the Hartley complex. In addition to serving the robotics team members, during the school day this area serves the high school students enrolled in such program as Robotics I & II, Design & Fabrication I & II, Introduction to Engineering I & II.
Equipment Available for Use:
14" Vertical Band Saw
10" Vertical / Horizontal Band Saw
Combination Belt/Disk Sander
10" Compound Miter Saw
Hand Tools Available for Use:
Phillips and Standard Screwdrivers
Combination Wrench Sets
Ratchet and Socket Sets
Any student that wants to use the Maker Space must be trained on the use of all of the equipment. Qualified students will have passed a written and practical test in order to be certified to use the space. Any student requesting the use of specific manufacturing equipment must be rained on each individua equipment requested. Students will follow all posted rules regarding the Maker Space as well as ensuring that they wear safety glasses the entire time that they are in the space.
Manufacturing Equipment Available:
Currently, the majority of our custom fabricated parts come from (3) categories of equipment: Laser Cutting, CNC Milling and 3D Printing. Students requesting the use of these equipment must be certified on each prior to receiving permissions to work independently on them. Explanations on the particular type of equipment availability as well as their Manufacturing Cut Specifications can be found on the following pages.