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IGVC

Over the years EDT has developed reliable systems for tele-operation of their bots. After dabbling with fully autonomous at[...]

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JSDC

Jerry Sander’s Design Competition, is a college level tele-robotics competition. It takes place at UIUC annually in conjunction with[...]

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RMC

EDT has set up a group driven project to compete in NASA’s Annual Lunar Robotics Mining competition. In this pursuit[...]

Who We Are

About Us

In September 2000, the Engineering Design Team (EDT) was created by a group of UIC undergraduate engineering students whose interests were grounded in technology and robotics. The club was designed to give students a chance to use their engineering knowledge to design and build robots in order to achieve a set of goals while competing against other teams.

Since robotics incorporates a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, the club soon became very diverse, with numerous young men and women with a variety engineering and non-engineering backgrounds joining the ranks. When students join EDT they can expect to become part of an active and capable team that holds a strong passion for what they do. The overall experience and knowledge that they gain not only nurtures their passion to excel as UIC students, but also helps them develop professional engineering attitudes.

Gain valuable experience as undergraduate engineers

Develop leadership and communication skills

Expand students’ knowledge of numerous engineering disciplines

Reinforce the strong reputation of the UIC College of Engineering

Work on many varying multi-disciplinary projects

8th Place Overall at IGVC, including 3rd in Engineering Design

1st Place Robotic Execution at JSDC

Demolition Champions at JSDC

2013-2014 Operating Highlights

Increased team membership by 45 people

Diverse membership spanning the Honors College, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma, Eta Kappa Nu, and Alpha Eta Mu Beta

Sponsorship from AMD, Motorola, NVidia, SICK Sensors, and NASA

Participated in PLTW, and High School Outreach

Gain hands on experience in engineering design, leadership, communication, and teamwork.

Participate in the NASA Lunar Robotics Mining Competition

Increase ranking in the Navigation Competition of IGVC 2014

Continue our strong showing at Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition

Showcase competition robots at E-Week, EXPO

Continue to create a better experience for our members

Establish an open curriculum for introductory robotics

EDT strives to be a design team, and not just an assembly or systems integration team, although system integration is an important part of design.  These competitions forces us to apply proper design philosophies in order to produce a working machine that can compete successfully.

00-01 JSDC, unscrewing light bulbs, also have a few pics of the comp, or it might have been EXPO

01-02 Bocci-Bob (later known as Thor) JSDC – bowling & bocci balls

02-03 Moto-Bob and Scarab – JSDC – balloons

03-04 Ares born – JSDC – Tetris pieces, got the current shop space

04-05 Ares and Thor(Bob rebuilt), JSDC picking up foam balls – most creative award for Ares

05-06 Ares and Thor(First fully autonomous) – JSDC picking up foam balls, Ares wins first place, Thor was most innovate

06-07 Ares, Thor, Odin, Loki – JSDC, hula hoops and Frisbees, Ares-3rd, Thor-4th first time at IGVC with Achilles

07-08 Ares, Thor, Odin, Loki – JSDC, hoops and Frisbees again, Ares-1st Thor-4th – IGVC – Achilles

08-09 Ares, Thor, Odin, Kronos – JSDC balloons, Kronos-2nd, Odin-Demo, IGVC – Enyo qualifies

10-11 JSDC 3rd Place – Raijin
JSDC Good Sportsmanship Award – Sephiroth

11-12 (JSDC – back to foam balls)
JSDC 1st Place – Sepiroth
JSDC 2nd Place, Demolition Champion – Raijin
IGVC – Kratos

12-13
JSDC 1st
JSDC Demolition Champions
IGVC 3rd in Design

Returning Members

AlexanderNicholasEESenior
AmerOmarBioEJunior
ArguellesNicholasEESenior
ChouAndyMESenior
DelcourtJustinMEJunior
GorskiPaulMESenior
GuzaPatrycjaMESenior
KrysikSaraMEJunior
LeeChrisMEJunior
MalakiLeslieMESenior
MedskerMichaelCESenior
MikrutPiotrEEJunior
OyeyemiJedidiahEEJunior
QuinnZachEESenior
RaghavanRaoulEEJunior
RaubaDominickCEJunior
ReformadoKrystianMEJunior
SabinoJohnCEJunior
SubeiBasheerBioESenior
WyderskiBartMEJunior

New Members

BaileyMichaelMEJunior
BatianorskiAlexMEFreshman
BudolakDanielMESophmore
ChanDanielMESophmore
GebisKrystianCEFreshman
HartmanWillMESenior
HashimMuhammadMESophmore
HuxholdKevinMESenior
JiangChaoCEJunior
JiangJinMESophmore
KellyMatthewEESenior
LawDavidEESenior
LiJayMESophmore
LipinskiAshleyMESophmore
LollNathanMESenior
MasseyJasenMEMasters
Mueller-SimTimMEJunior
PableAndrewEEFreshman
PatelParthMEJunior
PatelAkshayPhysicsFreshman
RichterFlorianEEFreshman
TarchalaWojciechCEJunior
WangJonathanCESenior
WesaDaleCESophmore
WongTianaBioESophmore

Motivation. Passion. Team Work.

Meet Our Officers
Miloš Žefran
Faculty Advisor
Michael Medsker
President
Zach Quinn
Vice President & IGVC Captain

Zach's motivation and mechanical skillset keep him hands on. His desire to try new projects always brings excitement to the team. He enjoys experimenting with microcontrollers, as well as combining electronics, software, and mechanical systems.

Paul Gorski
Treasurer
Leslie Malaki
Secretary
Nick Novak
Alumni & Boot Camp Instructor

Life long learning and a natural willingness to share makes Nick to be a source of excitement, imagination, and inspiration. His love for learning, teaching, and creating makes him an excellent resource.

News
DCM
EDT Visits DuPage Children’s Museum on March 25, 2014!

Chicago EDT had a blast talking to some young engineers at the DuPage Children’s Museum! Jerry Sanders Design Competition first-placer[...]

EDT at JSDC 2014
EDT Takes First at JSDC 2014!

Another year and another victory for UIC’s Engineering Design Team (EDT)! This year, not only has EDT taken 1st and[...]

3-22-14 - Testing Encoders 2
Testing RMC’s drive motor encoders

John Sabino and Tim Mueller-Sim are testing Jimchael Bueller-Bino’s motor encoders, in preparation for the installation and wiring of our[...]