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Mr. Q. from Florissant MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Us Build Robots

My students need 2 accurate scales to measure parts and the final products for our robots during the build phases of our FIRST Robotics Competitions.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach Calculus and Geometry and coach robotics at a very large and very diverse urban high school in Missouri.

Our school's robotics team need to keep accurate track of the weight of our robot during the build. Last year we had a scale that was so inaccurate we discovered it was reading off by 20 pounds! We were forced to cut so much metal off of our robot in order to make weight that one of our students used it to make a small metal sculpture of a man.

With these scales, my students will learn to keep track of their progress as they modify their designs during the manufacturing phase of our build. This should save us greatly on time and money.

With your help, these students will be able to accurately measure during the build phase, save money on materials and save valuable time. This program has helped many students from our school to choose careers in engineering and science, but we need the proper tools to teach them proper techniques.

Mr. Q.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PELOUZE ELECTRONIC WEIGHING SCALE 10-LB CAPACITY -- Pelouze Affordable Electronic Weighing Scales; 10lb. Capacity • Quill $74.69 1 $74.69
DIGITAL FREIGHT SCALE, 400 LB CAPACITY -- Pelouze Digital Scales with Detachable Remote Indicator; 400-lb. Capacity • Quill $130.49 1 $130.49

Materials cost

$205.18

Vendor shipping charges

$20.52

State sales tax

$8.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$246.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.10

Total project goal

$300.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.56

9 Donors

-$293.98

Donations toward project cost

-$246.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.58

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$0.00

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