Every year, student teams battle for the Sioux CCM Mechatronics Trophy. This is the chance to design and build a robot together with a team and let it compete with the robots of other student teams. Under expert guidance from Sioux technicians, a fast and precise robot will be built. You will become familiar with all the phases of a project: from design to final product. Moreover, Sioux will sponsor you with 750 EUR to purchase materials. Find here the assignment for 2018.
Teams that previously participated in this event generally consisted of 4 to 8 people. They worked on the assignment during one semester. Per institute or university multiple teams may participate. Sioux will support each team with a contribution of 750 EUR to a maximum of two teams per training institute. All the teams will be invited by Sioux CCM in Nuenen to present their concepts. During this visit, they will do a tour and take a closer look at the current mechatronic projects. Based on the presentation of the robot concept, a preliminary go will be given for the application of the budget. To claim the full sponsorship budget, teams must have a working robot three weeks before the event (all functions must be present) and they must attend the competition day.
During the Dutch Technology Week, the final showdown will take place on the Markt in Eindhoven. The student teams will compete with each other for the Mechatronics Trophy. While enjoying a bite and a drink, the robots will have to cover the race-track. The music of Team Dare's robots will make the atmosphere during the contest extra special.
Lecturers will receive technical specifications in advance and tips and tricks. Sioux will guarantee a project in which the students discover what it’s like to work in mechatronics. The project can be included in the study programme or it can be a secondary activity for the students.