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RoboSub AUV development

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
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Project ended on November 25, at 11:59 PM PST
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Palouse RoboSub

Palouse RoboSub is a Washington State University engineering club that develops Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). We consist of undergraduate students across mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science disciplines who share a common interest in robotics. Our main goal is to represent WSU in the international RoboNation AUV competition, held annually at TRANSDEC in San Diego. In addition, the club aims to provide hands-on learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom for WSU students.


Palouse RoboSub relies on sponsorship to overcome the costs of new hardware, materials, testing sessions and competition travel. A contribution helps us continue to represent WSU at competition, offer unique engineering experiences to undergraduate students, and continue our AUV development. Individuals or groups that donate at least $250 will be represented on our 2021 competition uniform and included on the exterior our newest AUV. If you are interested in this offer, please donate in the name you wish to appear. 

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General Materials

From solder to O-rings, there are plenty of general materials that go into the development and maintenance of an AUV. This donation will offset those purchases.


3D Printing Filament

This donation will purchase one spool of PLA or ABS filament.


Competition expenses

RoboSub aims to represent WSU at the international RoboNation AUV competition each year in San Diego. This donation helps with travel expenses, from hotel rooms to van rentals.


Pool Testing Session

This donation will cover the cost of a four-hour pool testing session. The ability to test our systems in the real world is an invaluable aspect of AUV development.



This donation will cover the cost of vital AUV component. An AUV typically requires four to eight thrusters, and having spares greatly reduces the impact of hardware failures.



Any contributions of $250 or greater will not only positively impact RoboSub, but also be commemorated with sponsorship perks. The name you donate in (or, alternatively, logo you provide) will appear on the back of our 2021 competition uniforms, and be permanently included on the exterior of our newest AUV.

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