We are on our way!
Well we have throughly studied the challenge for 2008 and although it is 10 times higher than last year we have a plan.
The challenge is now 1 Km (5/8th Mile) high at 2 meters per second for $900,000. Plus they have added a bonus level of 5 meters per second and thrown in another 1.1 million for that. So with 2 million on the line and second place in 2007 under our belts we begin the work for 2008.
We have concluded that to be competitive in 2008 we will need a laser. A scary big laser.
The good news is that Trumpf Laser is excited about the competition and is donating the use of the laser nessessary to win this competition. The bad news is that making this happen is still not cheap.
We need to get started immediately. We need to purchase a testing laser for about $3500, a video camera setup for about $1000 and put in the $1000 entry fee. So I am putting out an initial call for $5,500 and will be contacting supporters from last year. This will let my team members get started while we raise the rest of the funds.
If your interested in supporting us this year please click on the "Contact" button at the top of this page and let us know or make a donation by clicking the PayPal "Donate" button.