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Ms. H. from Paterson NJ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3-D Design for the Creative Type

My students need hand held 3-D printer pens and a 3-D printer with supplies for a Makerspace movement.

  • $1,802 goal

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My Students

“Genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recaptured at will.” ― Charles Baudelaire

This project will bring my creative students closer to my math orientated students.

It is my goal to give the students a challenge that they need to solve using recycled materials and creation of one 3-D printed part. Students will need to create solutions using sketches, and 3-D drawing on the computer. They will need to hone skills of science, math, art and technology, since their projects will need to be functional and aesthetically pleasing. The challenges will be for students grade 2-8 and vary on complexity for the age groups. I want to do more then have students use computer to research, I want them to problem solve and be creative by thinking outside of the box of what they have and create what they need to solve the problem.

My Project

When I give the students the challenge of what problem they need to solve I will also list what materials I have available. One of the available materials will be the 3-D printer and the 3-D pen. Students will need to create a proposal of how to solve the problem, through sketches and words. Then students will be able to create a piece on the computers software and print using the printer, the exact piece they need or want for their design. I want my students to start being more creative and designing the pieces they need rather then giving up on a design because they do not have the exact pieces they need.

My students are gifted and talented, especially in mathematics.

I want to challenge these students to think outside of the logical solutions that they know and force them to be creative and artistic. They can solve math equations, but I want to test them on real life equations where there is no right way to answer it.

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Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 225 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FlashForge 3d Printer Creator Pro, Metal Frame Structure, Acrylic Covers, Optimized Build Platform, Dual Extruder W/2 Spools, Works with ABS and PLA • Amazon Business $1,199.00 1 $1,199.00
Octave White ABS Filament for 3D Printers - 1.75mm 1kg Spool • Amazon Business $29.95 3 $89.85
LAPOND 3D Arts & Crafts Drawing 3D Printing Doodle Printer Pen with FREE 30G ABS Filament (Orange) • Amazon Business $38.99 2 $77.98
SainSmart 1.75mm ABS Filament 1kg/2.2lb for 3D Printers • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
SainSmart 1.75mm imported PLA Filament 1kg/2.2lb for 3D Printers (White) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
HATCHBOX 1.75mm Black ABS 3D Printer Filament - 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs) - Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
HATCHBOX 1.75mm Green ABS 3D Printer Filament - 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs) - Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98
HATCHBOX 1.75mm Yellow ABS 3D Printer Filament - 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs) - Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm • Amazon Business $21.98 1 $21.98

Materials cost

$1,478.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,530.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$270.16

Total project goal

$1,801.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,801.09

7 Donors

-$1,801.06

Donations toward project cost

-$1,530.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$270.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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