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We're raising $4,600 to take UMBC students to the VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, April 22-25. We need your support to get us there!
Retriever Robotics is a robotics club at UMBC and our primary focus is teaching robotics! We teach students of various disciplines about robotics and travel to elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the area to teach!
Our club has three main teams:
In addition to bringing our Vex U team to the World competition, we want to create a robotic dog mascot to display at Worlds! This will be a life-sized realistically moving dog capable of voice commands, reacting to objects in front of it, and eventually playing fetch. With your support, we can make this happen!
The Vex U Worlds competition is the perfect opportunity to showcase Retriever Robotics! It is the highest level of college robotics competition and Vex U will allow us to express what we've learned at UMBC to the entire world! In addition, Vex U will allow us to:
Last year we made it to quarter-finals, this year we would love to make it to finals, and perhaps win the entire competition.
Most of the funds raised will go towards transportation, housing, registration, and food expenses which we estimate to be $4,000. The remaining $600 will go towards making sure Robodog comes to life and is able to bark us on at Vex U!
Share this page with your networks and encourage others to support Retriever Robotics! Your support is greatly appreciated! Stay up to date with our progress by following us on social media!
All contributions raised are administered by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.
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Parking passes for 2 cars
Food for 6 days for 1 person
Gas money to get to Kentucky and back for 2 cars
Parts required to create Robodog and bring it to worlds!
The cost of registration for the Worlds competition.
Cost of housing 8 members for 5 nights.