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Sooner Rover 2017

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
89 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 10, at 11:59 PM CST
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Thank You!

January 31, 2018

The Sooner Rover Team began this semester fabricating, and as competition gets closer we are reminded that we wouldn't be able to do this without the help of every single person who donated money, shared our message, and continually shows support for our team.


So we put something special together for you (be sure and watch the video linked below). Please accept our thanks, once again, for all that you have helped us do!!


-The Sooner Rover Team 

The Final Countdown!

November 09, 2017

It seems like only a short time ago that this campaign began, and now we have only one day left! First off, we want to thank our 85 donors, each of whom has tremendously helped The Sooner Rover Team by showing their support. We now have a functioning arm prototype, designs for our science module, gave a technical presentation at OG&E and were even recently featured on KOCO 5 News. All of this has come about because of you and your support, so Thank You!


Secondly, TOMORROW is the FINAL DAY to donate!!! Our team is so grateful for the support we have received, especially this last week. Since the last update went out, our campaign has shot up an amazing 32 percentage points from 19% achievement to 51%, an astonishing increase! Why stop there? If you have been holding out on sharing the Sooner Rover campaign or supporting The Sooner Rover with an additional tax-deductible gift for any reason, now is the time to act! We couldn't be more appreciative of your continued support from the beginning of the campaign until now, and we want to thank you in advance for carrying your support through until the last day. 


Thank You and BOOMER SOONER!!!


- The Sooner Rover Team

Another Week Down

November 01, 2017

We hope everyone had a Happy Halloween and a great time celebrating with friends and family or trick-or-treating!

Thanks to all of our donors who gave in the last seven days and joined the amazing group of people standing behind the Sooner Rover Team. We really couldn't succeed without all of your continued support of our team. This very week prototypes are being constructed, code is being written, and testing is getting ready to start. All of this is thanks to you! Not only does your donation help us greatly, but also your sharing of this campaign with others who may be able to support us.

Currently, however, we are only 19% towards reaching our goal. With just 9 DAYS remaining, this campaign is nearing its final stretch, and the Sooner Rover Team NEEDS YOUR HELP this last week and a half. Please continue to share this campaign with friends, family, and coworkers. You could even navigate to our social media accounts when you get the chance and share a few posts; it is easy, quick, and is a great way to help out The Sooner Rover Team. ( One more time, thank you for your support up to now, and thank you in advance for your assistance spreading our message over the next 9 days. 

Until next time, BOOMER SOONER!

- The Sooner Rover Team

Week two complete!

October 25, 2017

2 weeks down! We'd like to extend you another giant "Thank You!" from everyone on the Sooner Rover Team! It is only by your generous donations and sharing of this campaign with others that we are able to continue reaching for our goal. Each donation, no matter the size, allows us to further fund of the design and building of this year's rover. As a bonus, these donations allow our team to stay together, building friendships and bonds that we couldn't be more thankful for!

As the campaign stands now though, we are only 12% funded. There are still 16 days left, and I know we can do it, but WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to reach our goal together! Please continue to share this campaign with those around you and encourage them to support however they are able. The Sooner Rover Team is very fortunate to have such amazing patrons that we know we can count on. Thank you for being one of our supporters; it means more to us than we can describe in words.   

Boomer Sooner!

- The Sooner Rover Team

7 Days In..

October 18, 2017

First off, from everyone on our team, we'd like to give a huge "Thank You!" to each of our 26 generous donors so far! We very much appreciate your gifts of support in our campaign. 

At the moment we are only 10% towards completing our goal. However, our campaign still has 23 days remaining, and I know we can make our goal together! With our team hard at work building prototypes and designing this year's rover, everyone is getting excited about our plans. To bring about all that we are visualizing, we just need everyone's continued support in sharing our campaign with friends, family, and coworkers. Sooner Rover truly couldn't be successful without supporters like you! The assistance of every new patron gets us one step closer to making our rover a reality. With your help, we can't wait to build a rover that lives up to OU's tradition of greatness!  

Again, thank you for your contribution. BOOMER SOONER!!

- The Sooner Rover Team

Choose a giving level


Construction Materials

Everything helps! Five dollars may not seem like it will go a long way but it can provide necessary parts such as nylon XT60 connectors, misc. hardware (nuts, bolts), zip ties, etc.


Basic Electronics

Help provide some communication to our Rover! Everything requires intelligence and building custom intelligence requires lots of electronic parts communicating all at once. Parts: Electronics Box, Micro SD Cards, Lasers, etc.


Communications and Mobility

Let's get this Rover Rolling! Gears and Communication are vital for our competition. Direction and control will be a major part of us being able to tackle this year’s challenges. Parts: 32 Tooth Gears, 50 Tooth Gears, Antenna Cables, etc.



The arm for our rover is very unique and requires many intricate parts for it to function efficiently. This donation can help contribute parts such as 360 Servos, microcomputers, etc.


Power Electronics

Give our rover some life! Our performance will need to be at its best when the competition rolls around. Supplying and regulating power is one more thing that needs to be perfect. Parts: Power Supply, Battery Charger, Speed Controllers, LiFe Batteries, etc.


Body and Brains

Support at this level will provide funds so our students can assemble our custom wheels, complete electronic systems, and many other important needs. Your generous donation will help our rover succeed in many of the difficult tasks ahead of us. Parts: Arm/Claw Servos, Cameras, Router, etc.

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