How to Join the Robotics Team

Welcome to Robotics.  In order to join the team, you need to do the following things:

  1. Start attending team meetings and check your email regularly

    • Make sure you are on the team elist.  The signup for the elist is managed on the MVHS website and can be found here.  Enter your name and email address and select "Join" for the Robotics Club.  This is not administered by the team and if at any time you want to stop receiving elist emails, you must go back to the elist page and "Leave" the club list.  All meeting notices and general announcements go to this list.  It is a good idea to have at least one parent on this list too.
    • We meet in rooms 521/522 at MVHS. We meet on all year on Wednesday evenings from 7:15-9:15pm. We meet more during the season (Jan-May) and in the off season, there may be some additional meeting opportunities on weekends that will be announced through the elist.
  2. Read the Team Rules and Expectations.

  3. Fill out the Emergency contact information form

    • Every single team member and mentor must complete the contact information form. It is imperative that we get the most current information so we can contact you properly or contact 971 others in case of an emergency.
    • Before filling out the form, make sure you have read the rules and expectations in step 1.  There is a question that asks if you have read them and it is important that you do read them.
  4. Take the 971 safety test

    • Everyone must complete and pass the safety test every year in order to use tools in the lab, take the test found here.  If you have trouble, read the text in red.
    • Please enter your full name in the profile.  Otherwise you may not get credit for taking the test
    • If you do not know the material, there is a powerpoint safety presentation that can be found here.
    • This is something that you can take at a meeting so that if you have any questions you can ask people.  The test covers mostly common sense safety rules but it does refer to some of the tools in the lab.
    • Be sure that you actually submit the test, sometimes it is finicky.  If you have trouble, make sure your profile information is entered - click on your email at top right of the quiz to make sure.
  5. Safety Waiver

    • In order to use tools and work in the lab a parent or guardian must sign the waiver. The waiver is found here.
    • Please print it out, read it, have it signed by yourself and your parent and turn the waiver into Wyn Schuh.

After you have done the above tasks, you will be able to be trained on the basic tools in the lab.  We will be setting up some tool training and you will want to be ready to schedule a training session.