Technology-Related Club Activities
Keeping the Spirit of Monozukuri Alive
Students considering coming here to study will be glad to learn that they will be spoilt for choice when it comes to student clubs that incorporate a passion for monozukuri*, now a long-standing tradition of Tokyo Tech as well as of Japan.
* The Japanese work ethic and philosophy in which one possesses the spirit or state of mind to manufacture goods of utmost quality and excellence as well as the ability to continue improving the processes thereof.
Activities vary. Some clubs are made popular through TV programs. Others are downright geeky. But they all share the same passion for being hands-on and creative. It is worth noting that these activities have as much significance as formal academic work involving experiments and research when it comes to nurturing ideas that lead to game-changing innovations.
traP was originally founded for students interested in creating games, but rapidly expanded to include programming, music, graphics, competition programming, CTF and many other creative activities connected to digital contents. The club welcomes Tokyo Tech students interested in all aspects of game creation.
Established in 2009, Tokyo Tech's rocket club CREATE is a relatively new student group involved in the design and launch of hybrid rockets and can-shaped satellites or ′CanSats.′
Ever ready to meet new challenges and put their creativity to the test, Meister has actively participated in the Japan International Birdman Rally, through which it honed its skills in building human-powered aircraft. The club continues to embark on new monozukuri ventures, and is currently also involved in building electric vehicles to contend at the World Econo Move, an electric-vehicle endurance race.
Robotics is very much a field where Japan is at the leading edge. Members make full use of the technology-rich environment of Tokyo Tech to not only participate in robot contests, but to pursue their interests in technologies such as circuits and software.
Members of Science Techno share a common passion of bringing science and fun to the community. Pop-up workshops at elementary schools and community centers are organized, where children get to become makers and researchers.
The club participates in endurance races for touring cars four times a year. In addition to budgeting and building race vehicles, members devote their time to holding strategy meetings, pit stop practice, and perfecting racing skills. Vehicle maintenance work is not taken lightly either, as it provides a perfect opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge including that of safety technologies.
The club’s call sign is JA1YAD. Its activities extend beyond amateur radio, and include programming and electronics projects as well. All members are free to be inquisitive, creative, and productive in their fields of interest.
Airmanship is a serious affair for members of the club. In addition to having actual flying practice on most weekends, members learn to do maintenance work on gliders and familiarize themselves with essential knowledge such as weather systems, laws on aircraft operation, and radio communication.