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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. In 2013, we plan to build a robot to participate in two FIRST Regional Competitions: one in Long Beach, CA, and the other in San Bernardino, 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 2013 robot, improvements to our engineering lab, and most importantly, the expansion of mentoring and outreach programs within our community.

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 six weeks to design, build, program, and test our robot for regional competition. If our robot is not completed within these six weeks, we will not be able to make any necessary adjustments 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.

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    Each season, our team makes dog tags imprinted with the FIRST game logo and our team logo. For your pledge of $15, we will send you one along with a thank you letter and team button. We'll also thank you or your company on on our website, team696.org.

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    For a pledge of $25, we will send you a Team 696 official 2013 shirt. Our team shirt includes our logo on the front and an image of our 2013 robot on the back. We will also send you a thank you letter and a team button, and thank you or your company on on our website, team696.org.

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    For $35 we will send you both the Team 696 shirt and dog tag, 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 on our website, team696.org.

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    For $50 we will send you one of our team's official hooded sweatshirts, a dog tag, a thank you letter, and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on on our website, team696.org.

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    For $75 we will send you both our team's official hooded sweatshirt and our official 2013 shirt, along with a thank you letter and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on on our website, team696.org.

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    For a pledge of $100, we'll thank you with our 2013 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 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 2013 robot. We'll even send you a picture of our robot with your name on it! Additionally, we'll send you our 2013 shirt, dog tag, Team 696 cinch bag, a thank you letter, and a team button. We'll also thank you or your company on on our website, team696.org.

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    For a (rather fitting) pledge of $696, we will bring our robot to your home or place of business and give a presentation and robot demonstration. You will also receive all rewards listed in the $250 pledge package. We apologize, but we cannot travel farther than 150 mi. from La Crescenta, CA.

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    For $5,000 or more, we'll fly you to one of our two regional competitions (depending on scheduling), in California, either Long Beach on March 21-23 or San Bernardino on March 28-30 so that you can see us compete with the robot you helped fund! We'll provide you with three nights of lodging and meals. As an honorary team member, you'll cheer with us from the stands, and will be given a hands-on, personal demonstration of the robot. You'll also get a free hug from everyone on the team! Additionally, you will receive all rewards listed in the $250 pledge package. The regional competition will take place from March 21, 2013 to March 23, 2013. One plane ticket per pledge, continental US flights only from cities serviced by major airlines.

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