Quaker UP! at the World Festival!

$10,939 of $17.5k goal

Raised by 48 people in 4 months
Quaker UP! is an all-girls team that competes each year in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) competition.  This year, of 147 teams in the NY Western Region (Jamestown to Syracuse), we were one of 2 to advance to the World Festival.  This 4-day competition is an incredible opportunity for our girls to build new skills and interact with other teams from all over the world.  We expect the total costs for the team members, coaches, and families to potentially approach $17,000.  We would really appreciate your help so that we can be part of this great event.

For those of you not familiar with First Lego League, FLL teams attempt to solve real world problems, technology problems, and learn teamwork and co-opertition.  This year our challenge was to identify a real world problem where humans and animals interact, then propose a feasible, practical solution.  After researching several ideas we decided to address 3 problems that guide dog users face:

1. People and noises can distract the dog and take their focus away from the owner's voice.
2. The apps they use for guidance do not track or easily re-route for things like sidewalk construction and other obstructions.
3. When carrying something with their right hand, they have much difficulty waking up their phone to give voice commands.

Our technology problem was to design, build, and program a robot to perform a series of missions on a 4 x 8 playing field.  

You can get more info by going here:  http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll

Thank you for your consideration.  We will let you know how we are doing!

Quaker Up!
Amanda Faust
Catherine Lesh
Maddie Bogart
Keely Thorpe
Katie Bogart
Elizabeth Faust
Chloe Johnson
Ella Nenoff
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Update 2
Posted by Dave Bogart
1 month ago
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Thank you everyone, we have now surpassed $8,000! The girls are very grateful and very excited!
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3 months ago
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Kaylee Wendt from WIVB was here today interviewing the girls about their success and upcoming trip to St. Louis! You can watch it tonight at 10 on Channel 23, or early tomorrow morning on Channel 4 and again on their later newscast. We are also meeting with the Orchard Park Bee on Monday for a story. Thanks again!
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$10,939 of $17.5k goal

Raised by 48 people in 4 months
Created December 24, 2016
MT
$200
Mary and Laura Travers
8 days ago

Go KK Thorpedo!!!!!!

AC
$25
Anne Charles
1 month ago

Good luck Keely!

CP
$25
Colleen and Joe Palisano
1 month ago
M
$1,000
Moog
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
DH
$500
Dr. Hopkins
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
KH
$500
Kaleida Health
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
JS
$100
Joan and Rich Schad
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
KC
$75
Kate camalleri
1 month ago

GO Quaker up!!!

RJ
$500
Rudy Jackson
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
AB
$100
Angela Bogart
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
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