The Student Robotics Club of SA Inc (SRCSA), otherwise known as The RoboRoos, are a community group, a FIRST® Robotics Team and so much more.
The Club’s mission is to provide Capability Development and Friendship in STEM through building robots, providing training, competing and interacting with Education institutions and Industry. Through this we excite young minds about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics), by using a common interest: Robots.
As part of this, students get real industry experience, with help and guidance from dedicated industry professionals as mentors. It circumvents the age-old circle of being unable to get a job due to lack of experience.
Our students come from varying backgrounds, and varying schools across Adelaide. All that’s common between the team members is a passion for robotics and learning which is the foundation of what’s needed for success. If you’re willing to learn, there’s always someone willing to teach.
We currently field the following teams:
Our teams have competed at national and international levels.
The existence of the club is due to, and relies on, the FIRST® competitions that we compete in, however, the ethos of the team is our own, but aligns closely with that of FIRST®’s.
Students get more than real industry experience – much more. Not only do they get to learn valuable industry-related skills such as programming, CAD (Computer Aided Design), mechanics, electrics and the use of power tools.
There are other skills to be learnt too. Teamwork, problem solving, and critical thinking skills are among some of the more important life skills that RoboRoos students pick up. The social aspect is quite possibly FIRST®’s best kept secret.
In the case of FRC, students spend 8 weeks building a robot as a team, before heading off to the competitions, where maintenance must be carried out under high pressure in the short windows of time between matches. In all levels of competition, teams and individuals have a chance to mingle with other teams in the pit area, which often results in many new friends from all corners of the globe.
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