Mechatronics is a fully student-run organization at San Diego State University.
As a multidisciplinary team of engineering, applied math and business students, we provide a challenging team-based environment with real-world applications, such as designing, fabricating, programming, and wiring autonomous underwater vehicle systems.
Our team consists of over 30 undergraduate students and consists of Mechanical, Electronics (Electrical and Software), and Business sub-divisions.
Our mechanical team fully designs our vehicles in Solidworks as well as integrates their systems, including pneumatics. These designs are mostly fabricated in-house at San Diego State University's machine shop or 3-D printed, with welding and anodizing outsourced.
Mechatronics members research and develop algorithms as well as write the code to control the vehicles. They also create a graphical user interface to allow simple user interaction with the code and are responsible for the computer vision.
Members also design and fabricate our electrical boards and wire its circuits. They solder and test the connections in the boards that allow the electrical components to communicate with the main computer and populate our systems, including sensors, actuators, and thrusters, to vehicles.