For the past four years, MakerPlace has provided us with highly discounted access to their state of the art facilities, allowing us to make the stellar and intricate parts for our robots. Additionally, for our first annual Hackathon, MakerPlace donated many of the prizes for our eventual winners, including thousands of dollars worth of memberships. MakerPlace advertises itself as San Diego’s premier do-it-yourself workshop, and they have proven this to us not only by providing high-end facilities, but through their classes and training programs. These are programs that many of our students have attended to acquire the skills needed to operate the MakerPlace’s advanced machinery and be successful in their career in FIRST Robotics and beyond. We look forward to many more years of MakerPlace sponsorship. Take a look at their website here.