Sponsors/Donations

If you’d like to make a donation or sponsorship, just email us at Sponsorships@terrorbytes.org!  A print form of this information is available here.

Thank you for your interest in Research Triangle High School’s Robotics Team, FIRST Team 4561: the TerrorBytes.  The TerrorBytes are dedicated to enriching high school students’ lives through education in science and technology.  The FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) program’s mission is to inspire young people to become science and technology leaders by directly involving students in designing, building, and driving a robot in multinational competitions.  This endeavor helps to expose students to new technologies, industry professionals, and scholarship opportunities that they cannot find elsewhere.  The TerrorBytes mission doesn’t end with FIRST however.  We strive to bring STEM education all year round to our students and students in the community through seminars, weekend Hack-a-Thons, and participating in community events.

Financial Needs

Participation in the FIRST Robotics Competition requires significant financial commitments.  Below is a list of requirements that the team will need to satisfy in order to have a successful, and educational, season.

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

Amount

Initial Competition Registration

$5,000.00

District Championship Registration

$4,000.00

Robot Construction Costs

$2,000.00

Travel Costs

$1,500.00

Tools

$500.00

Team T-Shirts

$450.00

Team Expenses (Banners, Office Supplies, etc.)

$450.00

Build Season Food, End of Year Banquet

 

$600.00

TOTAL

$15,000.00

Equipment and Materials

Beyond just money, the team is in need of in-kind donations of the following tools and equipment:

T-Shirt printing services

  • Printing of team shirts for competition

Power tools

Cost Estimate: $500.00

  • Bench Grinder
  • Angle Grinder
  • Dremel
  • Metal Shears
  • Reciprocating Saw

Machine tools

Cost Estimate: $2,000.00

  • Lathe
  • Drill press
  • Metal Chop Saw
  • Welder
  • Sheet Metal Brake

Cleaning supplies (mop, rags, cleaning solution, etc.)

Other equipment

  • Safety glasses
  • Work gloves

Materials

Cost Estimate: $500.00

  • Lexan (Optix/polycarbonate/etc.)
  • Aluminum Square Tube
  • Wood
  • Fasteners
  • Steel Stock
  • Electronics ( eg. Arduino)
  • Sheet Metal

Total Cost Estimate: $3,000.00

Mentors and Volunteers

In addition to material donations The TerrorBytes are also in need of skilled mentors willing to guide our students to success.  Mentors are needed in the areas of:

  • CAD: Teach students on the team how to use CAD tools
  • Marketing: Assist with team marketing, branding, and help create a cohesive team image.
  • Mechanical: Help the students build a robot for competition
  • Finance: Help students manage team funds and assist with fundraising
  • Programming: Work with the students to program the robot for competition
  • Engineering Design: Work with the team to pick a strategy, design a robot, and manage robot creation, lead/advise on the design of a robot feature
  • Graphic Design: Help students to create banners, logos, team handouts, and t-shirts for competitions
  • Electrical: Teach students to wire relays, motor controllers, joysticks, and to layout an electrical board
  • Public Speaking: Teach the students how to speak in front of potential sponsors and judges
  • Website Development: Teach students how to build and manage a website
  • Writing: Assist the marketing and award sub-teams with team award submissions
  • Media: Help produce media packets, define team image, manage social media sites

Sponsorship and Donations

We can only achieve our goals with the help of the community.  We’re eager for Individuals, businesses, and other organizations to help sponsor our team.

To become a sponsor or make a donation, email us at Sponsorships@terrorbytes.org. Direct donations are also accepted by team members and mentors.

Beyond the intangible good of helping students learn to excel with hands-on engineering, sponsors receive the following benefits, depending on their level of support:

TerrorByte Level:  $2,500+

  • Your company name becomes a part of our official team name
  • Large company name/logo on our competition robot
  • Large font company name/logo on team banners and all outreach materials
  • Company name/logo on front page of our website
  • Largest font company name/logo printed on the back of our team shirts
  • Framed team picture and thank you letter
  • Any other way we can accommodate you

Gigabyte Level:  $1,000 – $2,499

  • Company name/logo on our competition robot
  • Large font company name/logo on team banners and all outreach materials
  • Company name/logo on front page of our website
  • Large font company name/logo printed on the back of our team shirts
  • Framed team picture and thank you letter

Megabyte Level:  $500 – $999

  • Company name/logo on team banners and all outreach materials
  • Company name/logo on front page of our website
  • Large font company name/logo printed on the back of our team shirts
  • Personalized thank you letter

Kilobyte Level:  $250 – $499

  • Company name/logo on front page of our website
  • Company name/logo printed on the back of our team shirts
  • Personalized thank you letter

Byte Level:  $1 – $249

  • Company name/logo printed on the back of our team shirts
  • Personalized thank you letter