Robotics team & 4-H Club needs funds for hardware

The Manchester Machine Makers is 4-H Club in Bennington County, and our main program is high school students  competitive robotics team.  We compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge league, and are FTC Team #16221.  Our club is currently the only high school level robotics team in Bennington County.

The club was formed in Fall 2019.   In our "rookie year", we designed, built, programmed, and developed our competitive match-strategy for this fully-customized robot:
We used digital design tools, including 3D CAD software (Fusion 360) and math/physics calculation software (PTC MathCad) to model, analyze, and verify our hardware design.   The robot's software was all written in Java programming language.

Despite this being our "rookie year", the team was recognized at the Vermont State Championship held in February 2020 as a finalist for one of the highest awards at the event, the "Think Award" (31 teams competed).   

The Think Award recognizes teams for the technical content documented in their Engineering Notebook.

Donations (20)

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  • Anonymous
    • $1,000 (Offline)
    • 3 yrs
  • Catherine Ruley Condon
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Catherine Condon
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs
  • Vermont Academy of Science & Engineering
    • $800 (Offline)
    • 4 yrs
  • Vermont Country Store
    • $250 (Offline)
    • 4 yrs
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Fundraising team (5)

Mike Cole
Raised $1,450 from 5 donations
Manchester, VT
Meg Ruley
Team member
Raised $150 from 3 donations
Heather Vernon
Team member
Raised $70 from 2 donations
Michelle Ennis
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
Isaac Vernon
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
This team raised $1,465 from 8 other donations.

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