We are the Hydro Mechanics, a community based robotics team from the Forest Hills Robotics League based in Queens NY. We won 1st Place in the FIRST FLL NYC Championship tournament and received an invitation to compete against 100+ teams across the globe in the World Championship in Detroit on April 25th, 2018.
We are a team consisting of three girls and five boys, with members whose ages range from 10 - 14. Our team is unqiue in that the 8 members come from different backgrounds, attend 8 different schools and live in various parts of Queens, NY. We met for the first time when the season began in September and convene once a week for two hours. In the NYC tournament, our team won 2nd Place Robot Performance, 1st Place Gracious Professionalism, 1st Robot Strategy & Innovation, and 1st Place Overall Champions awards.
We estimated the cost to participate in the World Championship to be approximately $10,000. The cost includes airfare, hotel, food, event registration and other fees. As a community based team, our team must raise their own funds to cover the cost.
We worked really hard this season and looking forward to this special opportunity to participant in the World Championship. We would like to ask you to help fund us to get to Detroit!
Andre, Eileen, Elizabeth, Richard, Ryan, and Sophie
For more information about Forest Hills Robotics League, please see http://www.foresthillslego.com.
For more information about the FIRST organization (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), please see http://www.usfirst.org.