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Our sponsors are one of the most important aspects of the team. They allow us to build a robot and compete each year. Without our sponsors, we would not be able to build robots, go to competitions, or even have a FIRST Robotics Team in general. Our sponsors are not just people or businesses that just give us money and stay distant from our team. They are also engineers that show their appreciation for our enthusiasm for science and technology. They give us the opportunity to gain knowledge in fields of engineering, which will help each of our team members have advantages in their careers of the future.

Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences The Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences

    The Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA2S) is a regional magnet center for honors-level mathematics, science and technology. Operated by Armada Area Schools, MA2S offers a four-year integrated program for students in grades 9-12 that focuses on accelerated learning and problem-solving. The center includes an outstanding learning environment rich in hands-on activities and includes a unique blend of students from 7 Macomb county school districts.

The Chrysler Foundation The Chrysler Foundation

    During the past 57 years, The Chrysler Foundation has established a proud legacy of enriching the physical, educational and cultural needs of local communities in which Chrysler Group LLC conducts business. The Chrysler Foundation has been a financial supporter for 5 of the 6 years that the Fighting Pi have been competing.

Master Pneumatic Master Pneumatic

    Master Pneumatic Inc. originated in 1950 as a regional supplier of the Detroit automotive industry. Since then, "M/P" has become a world wide manufacturing and service organization, initially to serve the requirements of the multi-national automotive companies and later to introduce "M/P" products to other markets.

Michigan Richmond Rotary Michigan Richmond Rotary

    The Richmond Rotary provides humanitarian services, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill throughout the community.

Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company has supported our team since its rookie year in 2006. They have provided financial support, a build location and field location, and engineers to help our team.

NuStep NuStep, Inc.

    NuStep was founded in 1987 with a vision to transform lives by helping individuals achieve the important balance of physical fitness and wellness in their daily life. In touch with their customers, communities, and employees, they are always looking for new and better ways of partnering with those who share their dedication to transforming lives.

Miljoco Corporation Miljoco Corporation

    Miljoco Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes cost-effective temperature and pressure instruments of superb quality to a diverse marketplace. Their products are found in supermarkets, schools, hospitals and high-rises across the United States and around the globe.

MDS Fastening Systems
MDS Fastening Systems

    Together with 20 years of experience in designing and selling fastener automation, MDS has set a larger variety of fasteners from more manufactures than any other company. MDS supplies automation directly to many of the worlds OEM´s in many different industries. We supply automation to the automotive, white goods, electronics and heavy truck industries. They are also the preferred supplier to many other companies and are IS9001:2000 certified, including product design.
Booz Allen
Booz Allen Hamilton

    Booz Allen works side by side with their clients, offering expert, objective advice to help solve their most important and complex problems. Our approach to management and technology consulting combines deep domain expertise with strong capabilities in strategy, and organization, analytics, technology and operations. By leveraging both, Booz Allen anticipates, identifies and addresses our clients’ specific needs while looking for smart applications of our management and technology consulting solutions in the future.
National Instruments

National Instruments

    Since 1976, National Instruments has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. NI's graphical system design approach provides an integrated software and hardware platform that simplifies development of any system that needs measurement and control. Engineers and scientists use this platform from design to production in multiple industries, advanced research, and academia.
SMART I.T. Services
SMART I.T. Services

    SMART I.T. Services is an Information Technology company that was founded in 1991. They focus on vertical markets such as Insurance, Health Care, and Professional Associations, and are a Microsoft Gold Certified partner who specialize in computer networking, telephone systems, electronic document management, and many more fields. They began sponsoring the team this year.
The Armada Fair
The Armada Fair

    Often known as the best little country fair in Michigan, the Armada Agricultural Fair has something for everybody: rides, top name entertainers, demolition derby, tractor and truck pulls and more. Their mission is to create an environment for a yearly community reunion whereby an opportunity is provided to celebrate achievement: to promote and provide education about agriculture, to build our youth into productive citizens, and to offer entertainment celebrating the traditional values of the community.
Inalfa Roof Systems
Inalfa Roof Systems

    Inalfa Roof Systems is one of the world's biggest providers of vehicle roof systems. Inalfa designs, develops and manufactures sunroofs and open-roof systems for the automotive industry, such as BMW Group, Daimler, Chrysler Group, Ford, General Motors, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Citroen, Chery, Geely, Hyundai Kia, Land Rover, Renault, Nissan and many others.
TechDude LLC is the host of our website. They started in 2006, and they specialize in Information Technology, Web development, network solutions, as well as general computer repair.

Macomb Income Tax, LLC
Macomb Income Tax LLC

    Macomb Income Tax LLC files many different types of income tax reports. Unlike most tax preperation places, your personal information isn't kept in filing cabinets, where new off-the-street tax preparers have access to all of your personal information. They take pride in storing your information with one of the most encypyed devices on the market. This means that should someone break into our office, your data is remains secured, even if the device is stolen, after 10 unsuccessfull access attempts, the data is permenantly destroyed.
Diversified CAD CAM Services
Diversified CAD CAM Services

    Located in Almont, Michigan, Diversified CAD CAM Services provides CAD design and waterjet cutting services. For more information, visit or email

FIRST in Michigan FIRST in Michigan

    FIRST In Michigan is the main website for the FIRST Robotics competiton for Michigan teams. They have been a significant force for the constant improvement of FIRST. They created a district system that double playtime for Michigan teams without an increase in price. In addition, they have been instrumental in securing new big-name sponsors and helping start and fund rookie teams throughout the state.

Mr and Mrs. Ligon are supporters of the local school districts and have sponsored us since 2007.

Also, special thanks to Ron Bogert of RJ's Hobbies, who has been donating nametags to our team for some time now.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

FIRST Robotics Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences The Chrysler Foundation Richmond Rotary Master Pneumatic Ford Motor Company

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