Since I’ve started helping out the local FIRST Team, I’ve had this urge to build my own robot. I got a pretty good idea and I think I have enough experience to pull it off. The issue (as always with college students) Is Money.
The KSU SME chapter I’m a member of is currently building 2 off-road buggies, and we are already short on money. There isn’t enough support to start an IEEE chapter at Kent. I Doubt KSU or even the School of Technology at KSU would give me a research grant to do what I want. There’s no way I could float the 2 thousand myself to do it (I’m guessing my plan won’t cost more than 2-4k to do).
So do any other college students out there have suggestions? Are there any “Robotic Scholarships” anyone knows about? I guess if worst comes to worst, I can always make up the plans, and leave it on the back burner till I get to do it, Except Ill be itching to build something to hold me over till next build season