Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cybersonics Uses eBay in an Innovative Way

The Cybersonics Technology Team 103, out of Kintnersville, PA, is utilizing eBay, the most popular buying and selling website in the world, as a sort of fundraiser for the team. Cybersonics, a Hall of Fame team within the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) program created by Inventor Dean Kamen, is selling the rights to name their 2012 robot. The 2012 FIRST Robotics game is “Rebound Rumble,” and revolves around basketball. On alliances of three vs. three, high school students from around the world will compete with their robots, beginning in March. Due to tough economic times, Cybersonics has found themselves a little short on funding this year and is turning to new, unique and innovative forms on fundraising. The team plans on selling the rights to name the robot they will use in competitions across the nation to the highest bidder on eBay. Pioneering this territory, Cybersonics is hoping to generate enough money to carry them through the remainder of the season.  For more information, visit the team website ( where a link will take you to eBay where you can place your bid and visit FIRST’s website for more information about the program (

Place your bid with this link!

Written by Rachel S.

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