Fundraising Progress

Help support the Team and our Projects through Donations!

Progress Towards Our Goal
$10,050 of $35,000 Goal
28%

Being the one of the few continuously competing high school teams is hard, especially when you’re on a shoestring budget. We depend on donations because we receive all of our funding from them — none of our funds come from our school. Let us know if you'd like to help by emailing us with the button below. The Team thanks you for any contributions!

You will Help Fund:

Doppler Velocity Log

DVLs are advanced navigation sensors that combine velocity, acceleration, and gryo sensor data to position a vehicle underwater. While we are currently able to navigate our AUV using pressure sensors, AHRS, and Hydrophones, the precision of DVL hardware has the potential to increase our efficiency and consistency by a factor of two.

Projected Cost
$10,000
PRIORITY
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New Motors

With more than two years of active usage through, testing, calibrating, optimizing, and competing, Marlin's robust set of eight VideoRay M5 Thrusters are deservant of an upgrade. Any AUV is heavily dependent on its propsulsion system being consistent and ready to use. We are currently looking into more powerful and capable thruster options.

Projected Cost
$3-4,000
PRIORITY
High

Torpedo System

As a part of the RoboSub course, AUVs need a sophisticated torpedo system. Our previous torpedoes were subpar due to a wide range of inconsistencies, thus we have remodeled our system this year. Improvements include a redesigned torpedo and more effective integration of linear actuators.

Projected Cost
$500
PRIORITY
Moderate

Enclosure for DVL

DVL requires a custom waterproof enclosure. The designs are complete, but we lack the funds to fabricate this part.

Projected Cost
$400-500
PRIORITY
Moderate

Ball System

The success of our AUV this year heavily depends upon the manipulation of golf balls. In order to surmount these tasks, we have developed a unique system in order to grab, sort, and dispense golf balls. With proper funding for this system, our team would be able to perform demonstrably better in the competition.

Projected Cost
$75
PRIORITY
Moderate

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