Our Sponsors

Thank You! We wouldn’t be able to continue without you!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters. We realize that your contributions come from the heart, and they really do make a huge difference in the foundation of our club. Donations of all sizes and forms, be it money, supplies, time, labor, or even snacks, are what makes it possible to run all of our exciting activities.

Subaru Telescope

Subaru is an 8.2-meter  optical infrared telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, U.S.A, Operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), National Institutes of Natural Sciences. Subaru has helped us this FIRST season by giving us a generous donation of parts to build our robot with. They’ve helped us cut back on spending cost a lot, and considering our low budget, we’re really grateful to them for this.  |Website

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Submillimeter Array (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

The Submillimeter Array (SMA) is an 8-element radio interferometer located atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Operating at frequencies from 180 GHz to 700 GHz, the 6m dishes may be arranged into configurations with baselines as long as 509m, producing a synthesized beam of sub-arcsecond width. Each element can observe with two receivers simultaneously, with 2 GHz bandwidth each. The digital correlator backend allows flexible allocation of thousands of spectral channels to each receiver. | Website


Hilo High School Foundation

The Hilo High School Foundation was formed in 1990, with the purpose of creating and maintaining an endowment fund that would fund educational programs and activities at
Hilo High School that would not or could not be funded from State of Hawaii funds. | Website


The Rotary Club of Hilo Bay

The Rotary Club of South Hilo was founded on November 2nd, 1956 with a clear goal – to make a difference in our small town through volunteer service.  The individuals from this organization have shown a generous and unyielding amount of support for our club through donations and holding fundraisers for Hilo Viking Robotics, a major one being their annual St. Patricks Day Dinner.  There, they graciously donate all profits raised from food auctions and party items.  Additionally, members of the club have
helped HVR acquire better equipment, resources and funding.   | Website

New West Broadcast Radio Station

The local radio stations  B97 KWXX and KPUA have deep roots in the community, and are highly popular in our town of Hilo.  In addition to playing music and hosting public events, they generously allowed Hilo Viking Robotics to get on the air for some free publicity.  These stations are also sponsors of other robotics events, such as the MATE-BIRR Regional ROV Competion, where DJ Darrin Carlson “DC” volunteered his services as a professional announcer.
Give them a listen here: | B93 / B97 93.1 FM Hilo/ 97.1 FM Kona| KWXX 94.7 FM| KPUA 760 AM

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