Hey there! We are team Pink To The Future. Through our school, the Maerlant-Lyceum, we have been able to participate in the FIRST tech challenge. This is an international robotics competition organized by the American organisation FIRST.
Having worked together as a team for over five years, we have become as much of a group of close friends as a experienced robotics team.
In this past season we have tried to get more Dutch teams to join FTC by helping these new teams through any struggles they might come across, or lending them any materials they might need. As an experienced team we help out any rookie teams who are in need of our help.
We set up a kick-off and organised mock competitions, thus allowing the Dutch FTC community to grow and flourish! Apart from this we volunteer to help the Dutch FTC organisation.
In order to maintain or get into contact with other teams we try to be as active as possible on all social media platforms. This way we also try to spread our ideas like we did with our “robot in one week” videos. Apart from helping ftc teams we also help start new FLL teams so that later they also can easily join the FTC community.
Every year a new season of FTC is started at which 5.000 teams from all around the world participate. This seasons world finals is held in Detroit (MI) and we as a team are admitted to compete there with the best 100 teams in the world. To take part at such a competition is next to impossible without your financial aid. For this reason we set up this crowdfunding page.
The money that is contributed will be mainly invested in the transportation of our robot and the costs of our pink flair. These are for example our awesome buttons and our bright and golden shoes. Any leftover money after this trip, will be used for the expansion and enhancement of robotics offered at our school.
By means of thanks we will visibly put the names of those who contributed on our robot!