Robotics parts aren’t cheap. Vex does their best to maximize their profit. But we need Vex official parts in order to compete. So in an effort to raise funds for such materials as sensors, aluminum and steel parts, and smaller yet essential items such as nuts and bolts, we have taken to you and ask for your support. All funds go directly to the AutoFlashes and nothing else. We appreciate the funds that you’re investing into the future engineers of the world!