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AngelBots Rule! Yeah we do.. Introduction We, the Angelbots, are a team of seven high school students dedicated to designing and programming working Vex.

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1 AngelBots Rule! Yeah we do.

2 Introduction We, the Angelbots, are a team of seven high school students dedicated to designing and programming working Vex robots. We, the Angelbots, are a team of seven high school students dedicated to designing and programming working Vex robots. Vex is a sub-level of the FIRST robotics program which poses challenges annually that require engineering design and computer programming skills. Vex is a sub-level of the FIRST robotics program which poses challenges annually that require engineering design and computer programming skills. It is geared toward teams of high school students world wide, and Vex is a relatively new addition to the FIRST organization. It is geared toward teams of high school students world wide, and Vex is a relatively new addition to the FIRST organization. Funding is needed to cover the cost of materials, competitions, and travel expenses. Funding is needed to cover the cost of materials, competitions, and travel expenses.

3 Who ARE the Angelbots? We believe that all team members should be involved in everything, and that no one should be left out of anything that we do. We believe that all team members should be involved in everything, and that no one should be left out of anything that we do. We focus on the process, not just the end result. We focus on the process, not just the end result. We believe in fun, unlike some other teams, who believe more in winning than anything. We believe in fun, unlike some other teams, who believe more in winning than anything.

4 Mission FIRSTs mission, as quoted from its website: FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that build not only science and technology skills and interests, but also self-confidence, leadership, and life skills. FIRSTs mission, as quoted from its website: FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs that build not only science and technology skills and interests, but also self-confidence, leadership, and life skills. The Angelbots, as a team, work toward this mission in addition to adding our own personal individual and team goals of fun and fulfillment. The Angelbots, as a team, work toward this mission in addition to adding our own personal individual and team goals of fun and fulfillment. We also follow FIRSTs belief in gracious professionalism. We also follow FIRSTs belief in gracious professionalism.

5 History and Accomplishments Angelbots participate in the First Lego League program Angelbots participate in the First Lego League program Winter 2005-Angelbots become involved in the vEx pilot program Winter 2005-Angelbots become involved in the vEx pilot program Spring 2006-Angelbots travel to Atlanta for the International Competition by winning the Think Award for their problem solving skills Spring 2006-Angelbots travel to Atlanta for the International Competition by winning the Think Award for their problem solving skills Spring 2007-Angelbots win Think Award Spring 2007-Angelbots win Think Award

6 Cost to be an Angelbot $200 FIRST annual Registration $200 FIRST annual Registration $300 for each regional tournament $300 for each regional tournament $1000 for Atlanta Registration $1000 for Atlanta Registration Minimum of $400 for equipment and software updates Minimum of $400 for equipment and software updates Minimum of $200 to build ½ of a practice field Minimum of $200 to build ½ of a practice field At least $7,000 for hotel and travel expenses to both regional and national tournaments At least $7,000 for hotel and travel expenses to both regional and national tournaments $500 for t-shirts, notebooks, project preparation (posters, pictures, art supplies, etc.) $500 for t-shirts, notebooks, project preparation (posters, pictures, art supplies, etc.) Each member pays $200 at the beginning of the season Each member pays $200 at the beginning of the season Total annual cost (minus dues) is at least $8200 Total annual cost (minus dues) is at least $8200

7 Coaches and Mentors Even though the FIRST program begins in the fall, the Angelbots work year- round to improve their designing and programming skills. Even though the FIRST program begins in the fall, the Angelbots work year- round to improve their designing and programming skills. The coaches of the Angelbots are parents of the team members. They come with the team to all tournaments and meetings. The coaches of the Angelbots are parents of the team members. They come with the team to all tournaments and meetings. The Angelbots have volunteer mentors from Olin College of Engineering. The Angelbots have volunteer mentors from Olin College of Engineering. The coaches and mentors act as facilitators and are not allowed to touch any of the equipment. They do give advice and opinions, but do not instruct the team. The coaches and mentors act as facilitators and are not allowed to touch any of the equipment. They do give advice and opinions, but do not instruct the team.

8 Angelbots Service The Angelbots are also mentors for the FLL teams of Sharon Youth Robotics Association. They come to SYRA tournaments and help direct and teach them tips they learned during their FLL years. The Angelbots are also mentors for the FLL teams of Sharon Youth Robotics Association. They come to SYRA tournaments and help direct and teach them tips they learned during their FLL years. The Angelbots also volunteer at FIRST events, including Vex demonstrations and regional FRC tournaments. The Angelbots also volunteer at FIRST events, including Vex demonstrations and regional FRC tournaments.

9 Closing and Salutation We hope that you will consider our request for funding and support for our robotics endeavors. We hope that you will consider our request for funding and support for our robotics endeavors. With greater financial resources, we will continue to participate in more competitions to expand our learning horizons, sharing both our achievements and our enthusiasm for what we enjoy doing with other teams. With greater financial resources, we will continue to participate in more competitions to expand our learning horizons, sharing both our achievements and our enthusiasm for what we enjoy doing with other teams. Thank you for your consideration and time. To learn more about the Angelbots, you can visit our website at or us at

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