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  • Jared
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    The Cal Poly Robotics club is a student-led club at the California Polytechnic State University SLO, that sponsors many different robotics projects. One of the teams has been working on a UROV for the MATE competition. Check the team out at
    Our team is hoping to compete at the international MATE 2020 competition at the Explorer level. We were just looking for connectors for our digital cameras when we heard about the sponsorship from Bulgin. Looking at the products you offer, the following connectors and accessories were of interest:
    3x PXP4010/04P/3035
    3x PXP4013/04P
    3x SA3348/1
    3x SA3347/1
    We would be willing to provide any documentation that you require. Feel free to contact me anytime.
    Thank You,

    Brian Garlick
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    Good evening, I’m an advisor for a MATE Pennsylvania team. We’re excited for the opportunity to try out your waterproof connectors. We’re thinking of incorporating them into our Ranger class ROV. We currently use VideoRay tether, and want to make sure your connectors can be used for our Micro-ROV. We just had a chance today at our Underwater Robotics club meeting after school, to begin researching your site and the available connectors. We plan to place our formal request with specific Item #’s tomorrow. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity, and may we please formally recognize you as one of our sponsors, with company logos on all of our documents, posters and the UROV. Looking forward to making this work. All the best
    Brian Garlick

    Brian Garlick
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    Okay, back at school with the list in front of me. We were hoping to utilize the 900 Series Buccaneer Connectors.
    Specifically: Flex cable connector – PXO911/10/P
    Flex In-Line Connector – PXO921/10/P
    And, then also the Sealing caps – PXO960
    Our Team name is LionFish Underwater Solutions. This will be our fourth year competing at the PA-MATE Regionals at Villanova U. Last year we finished 5th, predominantly because we didn’t have a good Micro-ROV. We’re confident that with your waterproof connectors, our Micro will function flawlessly and we’re qualify for Internationals. We’ll gladly share documentation, photos and updates as required. Thanks again. Coach Garlick

    Eileen Kennedy
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    Hello Bulgin! We are PING Engineering and would like to formally request a sponsorship from your company.

    PING Engineering is a team of five high school members, four sophomores and one eighth grader. We are currently building a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to compete in the MATE 2020 competition at the RANGER level at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. This will be our third consecutive year competing in the MATE Competition. Our goal is to then move on to the international event at Villanova. However, one big problem comes with connecting the on-board electronics to the poolside control box. Last year, upon arrival at the competition, we were almost disqualified for not having waterproof connectors on the poolside control. As such, we have decided to look into fixing that problem for this year, and believe Bulgin connectors are the perfect solution.

    We have looked into the available Bulgin products, and have found the perfect connectors for us. For power, we have decided to employ the Buccaneer 900 series and for data, we have decided that the Standard Series Ethernet works best. We chose these because we believe they will provide a reliable and easy to use watertight seal for our ROV. More specifically, the products we have chosen are as follows:

    Buccaneer 900 Series:
    – PX0911/02/S (1)
    – PX0893/02/P (1)

    Standard Series Ethernet:
    – PX0893/E (2)
    – PX0894/A (2)

    If we are chosen, it would be our pleasure to send images of Bulgin connectors being utilized on our ROV, as well as any documentation you may require. We are very gracious for the opportunity given to us by Bulgin, and look forward to hearing from you!

    With gratitude, 
    Alex Cacas
    Treasurer of PING Engineering

    You may contact me at :

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    Hi Bulgin! My name is Alissa, and I am a member of the student-lead Columbia University Robotics Club. This is our second year competing in the Explorer class of the MATE ROV Competition. Last year, our team had limited success with our ROV, and ran into many issues with creating robust, waterproof connections. As a result of this, we would like to request a few Bulgin parts. These parts are to be used for electrical connections coming in and out of our ROV’s underwater electronics enclosure. The particular parts that would be most useful for our team will be used for making USB and power connections. Here are the part numbers for the specific items we would like to request:
    USB series:
    – PX0840/B/5M00 (2)
    – PX0844/B/0M50/A (2)
    – PX0835 (2)
    – PX0733 (2)
    Power series:
    – PXA911/03/P/07 (2)
    – PX0990 (2)
    – PX0931/03/S (2)
    – PX0992 (2)
    Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! We look forward to being able to use these connectors on our ROV and sharing our progress.

    Thanks again,
    Alissa (
    President of CURC

    Luke Hulley
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    Hi Brian… I need your contact email please

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    Nautilus ROV is a team of students from the University of Aberdeen aiming to compete at the MATE competition at the EXPLORER level. We are currently in the process of designing and manufacturing our team’s first ROV and were interested in using Bulgin connectors for ensuring a reliable, waterproof connection from the tether to the electronics/power enclosure as well as for interfacing with externally mounted hardware
    Request for connector samples:
    PX0911/03/P – 1pcs.
    PX0931/03/S – 1pcs.
    PX0731/P – 2pcs.
    PX0730/S – 2pcs.
    PX0837/2M00 – 2pcs.
    PX0834/A – 2pcs.
    PX0777 – 2pcs.
    We look forward to hearing from you,
    Nautilus ROV team
    contact e-mail:

    Mark Belbin
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    Hi Bulgin,

    Although the 2020 MATE ROV competition has been cancelled, our team at Eastern Edge Robotics is still improving on our ROV design for the 2021 competition and beyond. We are a legacy team at the competition, approaching 20 years of involvement, and we would greatly appreciate samples from Bulgin to help take our robot to the next level.

    The following connectors would be used in detachable tooling applications, where we can change out old tool and manipulator designs for new ones without needing to re-splice or replace the electrical connections.

    Here are our desired samples:
    PXP4010/04P/3035 x2
    PXP4010/08P/5560 x2
    PXP4011/04S/5055 x2
    PXP4011/08S/5055 x2
    PXP4082 x2
    SA3348/1 x2 packs
    SA3347/1 x2 packs

    You can reach me by email at

    Hope all is well, and thanks,

    Mark Belbin
    Electrical Team Lead

    Mike Reilly
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    Hi there!

    We are complete rookies from the USA, and have no clue what we’re doing. In short, if you have some essential components that would benefit us, we would appreciate it. Our plan is to buy and/or build something like the Barracuda kit. We do have experience with FIRST robotics, but looking to branch out.

    If we qualify, please email parts to:
    Mike Reilly
    Lanier High School
    918 Buford Highway
    Sugar Hill, GA 30518

    (I think we’d make a great case for “so easy even beginners can use them!”). Thanks for offering this to teams.

    PS- Any veteran teams who know what they’re doing, we’ll take any advice!

    Robby Jacobson
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    We would love any samples that you are willing to give.

    Grant Geyer
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    This is a request from the Purdue University team. We’re excited to try using these for our tether, thrusters, and logic cables. Could we get the following:
    2 x PX0911/04/P
    2 x PXA911/04/P
    2 x PX0931/04/P
    2 x PX0992
    3 x PX0980
    3 x PXA980
    2 x PXP4010/03S/5560
    2 x PXP4013/03P
    2 x PXP4013/03P/PC
    1 x SA3350
    1 x SA3349
    1 x SA3350/1
    1 x SA3349/1
    1 x 13027/2
    1 x 14025/1618
    2 x PXP4083
    2 x PXPPVC12FBF08ACL010PVC
    2 x PXMBNI12RAM08APCM12
    2 x PXPPAM12CAF
    2 x PXMBNI12RPM08APCM12
    I think I included any necessary tools, but if I missed some could those be included too?

    Grant Geyer
    Purdue IEEE ROV Captain
    Computer Engineering, ’21

    Gary Chu
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    This is a request or the Fuse Breakers team. We compete in navigator class MATE competition and mentor a Scout class team. We have high school students from several local high schools working together as a team in the MATE competition. Please send us samples. I am the coach / mentor for the team. Thank you very much.

    Gary Chu, MD

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    Recon Subsea is an Underwater Marine Robotics Student Team that includes 25 engineering students who have an interest in STEM and strive to push the boundaries of underwater exploration. The team comprises engineering students from various fields of engineering like Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical, and Mechanical. Our Team is an aggregation of five domains.
    The team develops ROVs capable of providing solutions to the tasks assigned by MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) Center. The team will be competing in the MATE 2021 competition at the EXPLORER level.
    After looking at the products that Bulgin produce, the team has decided that in our endeavor, we would need:
    Sealed enclosures: BEP02SBB1 x 2 pieces
    Cable connector: PXO911/10/P x 2 pieces
    Sealed in-line cable joiner: PX0777/CAT6ASTP x 2 pieces

    We would be more than happy to share the progress with images and testimonials during the development of the ROV in due time. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that your parts will help us in achieving our goals.
    Thank you
    V Vignesh
    Team Lead (Recon Subsea)
    SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India

    Mobile: +91 99107 76747 (Personal)

    Mentor’s Contact:
    Name: Dr.GY Rajaa Vikhram

    Heidi Lent
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    We tried to contact you via the MATE ROV link given and were unable to access it repeatedly. So we are contacting you directly.

    We wanted to get some connectors for our machine. We saw that you were sponsoring MATE and we could use the connectors. We are a team of four on our high school ROV team, some of us have been competing for five years. We’re ranging from 9th – 12th grade and were going to compete in the Navigator class. We wanted the connectors to easily change tools on the go and be able to easily fix any problems that come up. We will be putting them under water for at most 5 meters for less than 30 minutes. We would like to get 2 PXP4010/06p/4045 and 1 PXP4011/06p/4045. They will be used to transfer servo signals to two servos under the water. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Dwayne Wallace, CTO of W.A.T.T.S.
    Warrenton High School, Oregon

    Julia Chom
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    Hawks Engineering is located at Hoffman Estates High School and consists of a team of 3 female members ranging from the ages of 15-17. Our team will be competing in the MATE 2021 competition at the Ranger level in Illinois, hosted by our mentor at Hoffman Estates High School. Hawks Engineering has been competing for 7 years, our current CEO has been competing for 3 years, and the team has qualified twice for the International competition.
    One of our biggest challenges this year has been to find a reliable connector that will allow us to safely detach our manipulators while preserving the integrity of the product. This connector will allow us to manage space within the ROV as well as maintain a neutral buoyancy. For these reasons, after looking through a variety of products, we have determined that the power connector from the Mini Series Buccaneer is the most adequate product that will provide a safe watertight seal while meeting our constraints.
    Mini Series Connector
    PX0800/06 (2x)
    PX0801/06 (2x)
    SA3243 (1x)
    SA3244 (1x)
    PX0810 (1x)
    PX0811 (1x)
    SA3426 (4x)
    If selected, we would happily share documentation and images of our progress and satisfaction with the product. Thank you for this opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
    Best regards,
    Julia Chom
    CFO of Hawks Engineering
    School email:
    Twitter link:
    Mentors email:

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