At Saints Robotics, we take our website seriously and use it to distribute information between members of the club. As you can see from the main page, we have three main components to our website. First, we have club updates and announcements, posted by Saints Robotics leadership. This allows members to read about current events in Robotics and keep up with the club even if they missed an important meeting. These updates are also emailed to all members automatically. Second, we have articles, allowing members to read what we do and other things they can do to become an active member. Some of the articles, like this one, are designed to help other Robotics teams as well. Lastly, we store all of our photos on this website.
How we did it
How did we do it? We used a program called WordPress. WordPress is a fairly easy-to-use blogging system that allows people to create and manage websites easily. It’s pretty simple to install on a server if you have one. If you don’t have a server, contact us and we may be able to help you find one. Anyways, once you have it installed, you can start modifying it with free templates and plugins from the WordPress website.
We also use a forum to communicate with other members in the team. This forum is a message board where users can post topics and others can easily reply. We use the MyBB bulletin board to distribute information. A forum effectively allows us to communicate on current issues and post updates that could be discussed within our team.
With such a setup, we are able to communicate better with club members and have a web presence of our own!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.