The manipulator team designs and builds the aspect of the robot that plays the game. Therefore depending on the game what the manipulator builds is different. Some years it’s an arm, or a kicking mechanism or possibly a shooting mechanism, these completely depend on the goal of the game and the goal of the team. This team does a lot of mechanical work, however if you haven’t ever worked with tools before but you’re interested in learning now is the time, you don’t need to have previous experience. This team can be more of a time commitment during January than some other teams because of how much we must get done during the six weeks of build season. We work closely with the drive train team, programming, as well as wiring. This team is a blast and a challenge for your brain so come grow with us this year!