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We are high school students in La Crescenta, CA spending our free time in the name of building awesome robots.

We are Team 696, aka The Circuit Breakers, the Robotics Team from Clark Magnet High School in La Crescenta, CA. We are hard-working, enthusiastic students devoted to creating robots for the purpose of spreading awareness of science and technology-based education. Our team comes together to build a new robot each year to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition. In 2014, we plan to participate in two FIRST Regional Competitions: one in Madera, CA and the other in Long Beach, CA.

Our team strives for excellence in all areas; unfortunately, our California school’s budget limits our ability to attain full robotic perfection, and we are always thankful for additional funding to achieve our goals. By supporting us, you will help fund our official 2014 robot, improvements to our engineering lab, and most importantly, the expansion of mentoring and outreach programs within our community.

Our project budget for 2014 will be over $20,000. We are seeking to raise at least 10 percent of our funding through Kickstarter. Your pledge to our project will be helping over 30 students complete their goal of participating in this year's FIRST Robotics Competition.

More information about this year's project, as well as past projects, can be found on our website, www.team696.org

What is FIRST?

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people to become leaders in science and technology through exciting annual robotics competitions that utilize science, engineering and technology skills. These skills lead to innovation and initiative, as well as foster beneficial lifelong qualities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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As per FIRST rules, our team has only six weeks to design, build, program, and test our robot for regional competitions. If our robot is not completed within these six weeks, we will not be able to make any necessary adjustments until immediately prior to competition. However, in prior years, Team 696 has met little difficulty in meeting our six-week deadline, and we can assure that all investments made in our team through Kickstarter will yield their respective rewards.
In 2013 we delivered all of our rewards as promised, and will again in 2014.

FAQ

  • While we set a goal of $2,000 for Kickstarter, that is in no way the maximum amount we need for this season. Our total budget to build our robot and participate in two regional competitions is approximately $20,000.

    Additional funds are required to expand our tools and supplies in the engineering lab, and promote our team and FIRST Robotics thru community outreach projects.

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    We'll send you a thank you letter and a student made team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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    Each season, our students laser-engrave dogtags with the FIRST game logo and our team logo. For your pledge of $15, we will send you a dogtag along with a thank you letter and team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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    For a pledge of $25, we will send you one of our student-designed Team 696 official 2014 shirts. Our team shirt includes our logo on the front and an image of our 2014 robot on the back. We will also send you a thank you letter, a team button, and thank you or your company on our website, team696.org

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    For $35 we will send you both the Team 696 shirt and dogtag, a $40 value! We will also send you a thank you letter and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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    For $50 we will send you a student-designed and 3D-printed robot model. We will also send you a thank you letter and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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    For $75 we will send you a student-designed and 3D-printed robot model, a Team 696 shirt and dogtag. We will also send you a thank you letter and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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    For a pledge of $100, we'll thank you with our 2014 team photo mounted to a machined aluminum diamond-plate plaque, along with a Team 696 shirt, thank you letter, and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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    With a $250 pledge, we will thank you by placing your name or company name on our 2014 robot. We'll even send you a picture of our robot with your name on it! Additionally, we'll send you our 2014 shirt, dogtag, a thank you letter, and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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    With a $696 pledge, we will thank you by placing your name or company name on our 2014 robot. We'll even send you a picture of our robot with your name on it! Additionally, we will send you 2014 team photo mounted to a machined aluminum diamond-plate plaque, 2014 shirt, dogtag, Team 696 cinch bag, a thank you letter, and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on our website, team696.org.

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