If you want to start a team, but are worried about the cost:
Keep in mind that TVA will sponsor any team in their service area (including all of West TN), but time is running out on this grant. See THIS LINK for more info.
Also, we do have robots to lend to teams who cannot afford them and other sponsors willing to step in and buy robots for teams. Fill out THIS FORM so we know you need assistance in obtaining these materials.