Team 3197 seeks to inspire kids into STEM and technical careers through hands on, teamwork-based robotics experiences. We are introducing technology, design, manufacturing, and business to the next generation of engineers, scientists, and STEM professionals. This requires the time, effort, and resources of many people, organizations, businesses, and our entire community.
SPONSORS: We need your donations in order to put parts, machines, and software in front of our students and take them to competitions. We are an entirely volunteer organization with zero overhead. Every donation from $2 to $20,000 will have a direct impact on STEM learning in our community.
MENTORS: Adults from all fields, including programming, design, fabrication, machining, public relations, graphics, and marketing, are welcome! We need people that can teach one on one by doing. Please share your time and talents with us!
TOOLS, MATERIALS AND SERVICES:
We are currently seeking:
- Milling Machines (Knee or Turret)
- Metal Lathes
- Plasma Cutters and Welders
- Hand Tools
MATERIALS: From small quantities of steel and aluminum shape, sheet and bar, to plastics, fabrics, roller chain, gears, pulleys, bearings, bushings, wheels, paint, wire, terminals, etc…
We are looking for companies who are willing to quickly make small components from student’s drawings during our build season in January and February, and in less of a rush throughout the year for our offseason projects.
We could use services that include printing of signs, banners and fliers, and website development.