Who are we?
We are Team OTTO 1746. We aren't just your ordinary high school robotics team. We are so much more than that. With our world beginning to revolve around technology, the time has come where the next generation needs to step up to the plate. As a part of the international FIRST robotics program (http://www.firstinspires.org) we aren't just building a robot. We’re learning skills, obtaining experiences, helping others, and preparing ourselves for the future. Oh, and of course, having a whole lot of fun in the process!
Last year, our team was able to have its greatest year yet with our first district win and a semi-finals placement at the World Championship in St. Louis. Not only were we able to place in high rankings, we also won three Motorola Quality Awards for the design and function of our robot. None of this would have been possible without the support of our wonderful parents and sponsors.
However, creating a robot capable of taking on world class competitors does not come without its costs. Travel costs and entrance fees for the Georgia State and World Championships alone will cost each family $1,247. These events, especially the world championship, are once in a lifetime experience that students will remember for the rest of their lives. They allow students to work with teams from across the globe as well as make connections with dozens of colleges and international corporations. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to help reduce the burden on families so that the price is not as much of a hindrance. This money will go towards paying the $5000 entrance fee as well as $5000 in travel costs for the families. Rather than paying such a large sum, we are hoping to bring the cost down to $750 per family. But we cannot do this without your support!