It's a competition for Vex Robotics we hold 2 competitions for middle and high school teams and a separate competition for colleges and universities. Running 2 events are extremely costly from renting 2 fields and buying one, to renting tables and chairs, and the electrical equipment it bring the cost to about $2000.
Why should you sponsor?
VEX VRC is a robotics competition for middle school and high school students. In this division, aluminum and steel parts are used, and the robots are built using the VEX EDR Design System. The VEX U competition is for college and university students. The rules are nearly identical for this division as for the EDR division, but VEX U teams are allowed to take advantage of more customization and greater flexibility than other levels. In this year’s competition, Vex U teams need to create two different complementary robots, one big and one small, and program them to work together to defeat opponent teams. In the VEX U competition although very similar to VRC EDR competition, has some distinguishable rules to its division. Rather than being limited to an 18" cube, in VEX U you have the availability to go up to a 24" cube for the big robot and 15” for the small robot. The autonomous period is also extended in competitions to last 45 seconds as opposed to 15 seconds, where all interaction with robots is strictly prohibited. As a result, the driver control period is shortened to a period of 75 seconds, immediately after the autonomous period. Building a successful robot and participating in competitions is extremely costly. Our team is fortnunate to be able to host the largest NY Qualifying event but it comes at a cost, which is why we are reaching out in hopes to get some help with costs.
Hi my name is Maharshi Patel, treasurer for VCAT Robotics, and a student at Vaughn College of A&T. My job at VCAT robotics is to handle the financials of the team. From gaining sponsors to making sure we have enough parts for our robots.