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Spartan Racing Electric

$1,765
35%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
19 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 20, at 08:00 AM PST
Project Owners

Spartan Racing Electric

Who are we?

We are San Jose State University's Formula SAE electric race team consisting of various engineering disciplines, science disciplines, and business students. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is student-led and driven. Through this process, our members are shaped to apply their technical skills in a collaborative setting and deliver an electric vehicle within a realistic production cycle. This includes working within the confines of established rules, justification of the designs, and scrupulous research and testing. 

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In addition, members also must critically analyze variables that may arise, as well as finding creative solutions to overcome them. Being a part of the Spartan Racing Electric team illustrates their dedication to being part of a long-term project with all its frustrations and glories. They will gain first-hand experiences with respect to their field and the nuances that are not typically taught within their academic discipline. Thus, preparing every team member to be a competitive individual in the engineering labor force. At Spartan Racing Electric we strive to create a cleaner future. Our members pioneer electric technology that can be seen on the roads of tomorrow. 

Team Objectives:

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Project Goals:

           1. Compete in all static and dynamic events at competition

           2. Win first place at competition 

           3. Reduce weight and increase performance  

           4. Raise enough money to complete our objectives

Why are we raising this money?  

The money will go towards funding the SRE-5 project and its associated logistics. For the car to be manufactured and assembled, we need to purchase raw materials, composites, off-shelf parts, tools, and machining time. Moreover, because our vehicle is fully electrical-driven, drivetrain components are equivalently complex and costly compared to our internal combustion counterparts. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, our team heavily relies on raising funds to operate a project of this magnitude. 

You can help us out tremendously by donating, sharing our page, and following our team's progress throughout this campaign. Please join us in our journey for excellence in both the environmental and engineering fields by making a gift today! 

Please know that any donation makes a difference, even if it does not meet the minimum suggested giving level.

Levels
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$25

Team Builder

A gift at this level helps us purchase fasteners, bearings, and consumables essential to our car.

$50

Engineer

A gift at this level buys us new safety-critical driving equipment like fire suits, racing gloves, arm restraints, or fire extinguishers.

$100

Systems Lead

A gift at this level purchases essential shop tools used for welding, manufacturing, and assembling the unique parts designed by the team.

$150

Chief Engineer

A gift at this level will go towards purchasing raw materials used for building the essential chassis, suspension, and body of the car.

$250

Pitcrew Chief

A gift at this level will sponsor a full testing day and equipment like sensors, track time, and brand new tires.

$500

Bronze Sponsor

A gift at this level helps us purchase critical powertrain components like batteries, busbars, safety equipment, and manufacturing tools that allow us to produce our in-house battery pack and high voltage system. As a thank you, donors who contribute at this level will receive a spot for a small logo on our vehicle. They'll also receive a printed team photo upon receiving a mailing address to ship to.

$1,000

Silver Sponsor

A gift at this level would help us buy data acquisition sensors. As a thank you, donors who contribute at this level will receive a prominent spot for a small logo on our vehicle which will be displayed at all events, and a T-shirt. They'll also receive a plaque with a team photo upon receiving a mailing address to ship to.

$2,000

Gold Sponsor

A gift at this level would allow us to be able to manufacture molds for all of our carbon fiber parts. As a thank you, donors who contribute at this level will receive a prominent spot for a medium logo on our vehicle which will be displayed at all events, and a T-shirt. They'll also receive a plaque with a team photo upon receiving a mailing address to ship to.

$3,000

Platinum Sponsor

A gift at this level will pay for one registration in order for us to compete, this includes the static events as well as the dynamic events. As a thank you, donors who contribute at this level will receive a prominent spot for a large logo on our vehicle which will be displayed at all events, and a T-shirt. They'll also receive a plaque with a team photo upon receiving a mailing address to ship to.

$5,000

Diamond Sponsor

A gift at this level will fully pay for shipping our car to one competition, a very much needed and fully loaded toolbox, or a new trailer for competition. As a thank you, donors who contribute at this level will receive a prominent spot for a large logo on our vehicle which will be displayed at all events, T-shirt, and a team jacket. They'll also receive a plaque with a team photo upon receiving a mailing address to ship to.