Member Education

When possible, we ask experienced members to host lectures or workshops on topics related to the world of robotics. We try to record these lectures and post them on our Youtube channel for anyone interested to view.


April 25, 2022

In this video, Benjamin Voth explains how planetary gearboxes work and how to implement them.

March 6, 2022

Hardware technical lead Adam Cordingley gives us a run-down on Altium library management, including creating schematic symbols and PCB footprints.

Nov 6, 2021

Zoom recording from our Altium workshop on Nov 6, 2021. Hosted by Adam Cordingley.

Apr 7, 2021

In this lecture, hardware technical lead Adam Cordingley talks about using op amps in demanding measurement applications.

Mar 30, 2021

In this week's leadership lecture, Robert shares some techniques for time management when working on a project.

Mar 21, 2021

This week, we premiere the first software lecture of the year as Ryan presents an introduction to OpenCV. Specifically, we look at an example problem based on a MATE ROV task from two years ago, and how to apply and use OpenCV to solve it.

Mar 8, 2021

In this week's leadership lecture, Robert explains various tools, techniques, and considerations for decision making when working on a project.

Feb 28, 2021

In this mechanical lecture, Jackson walks us through the basics of HSMWorks, showing us some fundamental machining operations and how to correctly use them.

Feb 20, 2021

In this week's lecture, Adam covers tools and techniques for planning programs for embedded systems, including flow charts, state machines, and more.

Feb 14, 2021

In this leadership lecture, CWRUbotix president Jack, MATE ROV lead Peter, and NASA RMC lead Robert discuss strategies and best practices for management of project teams.

Feb 3, 2021

In this video, hardware technical lead Adam Cordingley walks through the process of laying out a simple 4-layer board in Altium Designer.

Nov 14, 2020

In this hardware lecture, hardware technical lead Adam Cordingley covers the basics of several common power supply architectures.

Nov 8, 2020

In this installment in our Circuits Basics lecture series, our hardware technical lead Adam Cordingley talks about the basics of op-amps and comparators.

Nov 5, 2020

In this lecture, Hardware Technical Lead Adam Cordingley talks about the basics of diodes, BJT's, and MOSFET's.

Oct 18, 2020

Our Hardware Technical Lead Adam Cordingley leads a workshop on the basics of using Altium Designer, covering schematic capture, board setup, and editing design rules.

Sept. 19, 2020

Adam talks about microcontrollers, starting with the ever-popular Arduino then moving on to the STM32 family of microcontrollers. Adam discusses practical considerations when designing custom hardware involving microcontrollers.

Oct. 14, 2020

Adam introduces Altium Designer, starting with some basic schematic capture, then moving on to board setup. Adam covers basic design rule generation and adjustment, board shape definition, via sizes, and begins discussion of layout and routing considerations.

Oct. 31, 2020

Adam talks about the basics of diodes, BJT's, and MOSFET's, focusing on the general concepts of their construction and practical descriptions of their functions and uses.

Nov. 7, 2020

In this lecture, Adam covers the basics of Op-Amps and Comparators. He starts with the fundamental behavior of op-amps and the basic assumptions we make about their operation. Next he discusses the importance of negative feedback in constructing op-amp circuits and dives into fundamental op-amp circuit topologies. Adam ends with talking about comparators and introduces the concept of positive feedback and hysteresis.

Nov. 14, 2020

In this crash course, Adam covers power supply fundamentals, including linear, switching, and isolated topologies.