Our school introduced a new Director of Technology this year and he has been very interested in our team. He helped us gain more build space, find sponsors, and get transportation for the robot and the team free of charge.
Another thing he was very interested in was helping our teams image. After going years without success we have flown under the radar and most teams in our area don’t know we exist. One way he figured we can get a better image aside from doing well in events and more outreach, is nicer team apparel, giveaways, and other little “Showy” things.
We gave him a list of things in this category and he decided that the school is going to pay for T-shirts, Business cards, 2 vinyl Banners, and the biggest thing a new tent or pit structure.
We currently have a plain white 10x10 EZup tent that works fine. But, Its a plain white tent.
We quoted a new structure at around $1,000 so that’s what we are looking at.
The biggest thing is having team logos all over the place. That’s what he wants and he is paying for it. Custom branded tents are what we first thought of but they are pretty expensive and still kind of boring.