When building a robot, our machinery sub-team does not just arrive in the auto shop and build a robot off the top of their heads. They always have a sketch and an approved plan to start with. That is where our CAD (Computer Aided Design) group comes in. Our CAD designers are responsible for designing the team’s robot according to the tasks the robot must be able to accomplish. They get all their ideas from the entire team. All Team 359 members are responsible for coming up with their own ideas and giving feed-back. So if one plan fails, the team always has a back-up plan. This gives the CAD designers a very important job.