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Send the ASME Rube Goldberg machine to Ohio

Raised toward our $1,500 Goal
24 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 08, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Back from the Trip

April 13, 2016

We got back on Monday morning from Ohio! While we didn't place in the top three, the trip was a great experience! We got to meet other teams and inspire future engineers with our machine! We also came back with a lot of ideas for next year!

We were highlighted in an article that you can find here.

Also, we have attached photos of the group at the competition. You can also find general pictures of the competition here.

Without everyone's help, we would not have had this amazing experience, so we send our final thank you to those who contributed! 

Final Day of Campaign

April 06, 2016

Today is the last day to give to our campaign. We have been able to raise 143% of our goal! I once again thank everyone for the support! We will be leaving for Ohio tomorrow night and competing on Saturday. We have completely finished our machine, and here is a video of it running through perfectly. We would not have been able to do it without everyone's help, so thank you for being part of the team!!

Week 3 Update

April 02, 2016

I want to thank everyone again for donating! We are now nearing the end of our campaign, and we are making good progress on our stretch goal, which will provide funding for future competition trips. The machine has all of its additions, and we were able to run through it with only two interventions. With the competition only a week away, we will be working hard testing the machine to make it perfect! Here is a picture of the near-finished machine.

We've Achieved Our Goal!

March 18, 2016

Thanks to everyone's support, we have exceeded our goal of raising $1500! We will be competing in Ohio!! 

Since we still have time left in our campaign, we have decided to use the opportunity to institute a stretch goal of $3000. This will enable us to get ahead in our fundraising for next year's competition, since we estimate the same costs next year. So continue to share the project! 

Thanks again to everyone who has donated! Without you, we would not have this amazing opportunity to compete!

Week 1 Update

March 16, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our fund! After only one week of our campaign, we have raised 94% of our goal! 

We are extremely excited to compete in Ohio! Everything has been going well planning the trip. We have a hotel room booked, and we are working on reserving a rental car and trailer. The team is currently enjoying Spring Break and getting ready to work hard when we come back, with only three weeks left to work on the machine until competition.

Remember to check here to see if your employer will match your donation.

Thanks again for your support!

We're Moving Along Quickly!

March 10, 2016

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!! We raised half of our funds during the first day of our campaign! And now we are already at 73%! We will continue to update on the progress of our campaign and our trip planning! We also are adding more to our machine to make it even better, so we will post pictures and videos of the evolving machine as well!

Also, note that many companies will match employee donations. You can check to see if your company will double your donation here!

Thank you!

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