WORCESTER CO., Md. - Everyday, ideas seem to spark up for the robotics team made up of 40 Worcester County high schoolers.
"We built it from scratch all here with our hands," said team captain Gary Qian.
Their biggest accomplishment to date? Building a globally competitive robot.
The Worcester Beach Bots, as they're known, came together three years ago. Qian was on that first team, returning as captain this year.
"The students had no idea what we were doing, but we all learned from the experience," said Qian.
Through teamwork, the Beach Bots won Regionals two weeks ago in North Carolina. Now, they're off to Saint Louis to compete with close to 400 teams for a chance to bring the gold back to the Shore at Globals.
That's if they raise $20,000 over the next three weeks.
"I don't think we have half yet, but we have a lot of work to do and we're working hard everyday," said Jacob Znamirowski.
The fundraisers will begin soon, but everyone on the team says they'll prepare like they've done the last three years: together.
"This is really important to us," said tenth grader Ashley Crosby.
"Look at our people and you feel accomplished like you feel like you did something," said tenth grader Hyunsoo Chun. "To me, that's the best experience I've ever felt."
To follow the Beach Bots' journey and latest fundraising information, click here.
The team is one of five teams here on the Eastern Shore vying for a spot in Saint Louis. Wicomico County's RoboSpectrum and Ocean City's Titanium-Wrecks will compete in College Park at the regional FIRST Robotics Competition on April 5th.