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Mar. 11, 2014 10:15 am

Send this Baltimore County robotics team to the VEX world championship

Crowdfunding of the Week is a regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation crowdfunding campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support.

The Warp Drivers. Photo courtesy of GoFundMe.

Crowdfunding of the Week is a regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation crowdfunding campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support. This week’s project comes from GoFundMe. See other Crowdfundings of the Week here.

A middle school VEX robotics team from Baltimore County won the Maryland State Robotics Championship over the weekend, the match that qualifies them to compete in the middle school division of the VEX Robotics World Championship in April.

But the cost of registering for the championship is $750, in addition to travel costs from Maryland to Anaheim, Calif.

So robotics team 351A, the Warp Drivers, is crowdfunding the $5,000 it needs to get to the world championships.

Donate to the Warp Drivers GoFundMe campaign here.

The Warp Drivers, a pair of students who formed their own robotics team outside of schoolbeat out 27 other teams to secure the Maryland middle school team spot at the 2014 VEX world championship.

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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