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Mr. Hicks
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

3-D Printing and Makerbot to Bridge Digital Divide

My students need a 3D printer for the opportunity to explore abstract ideas, finalize their conceptions then reevaluate their 3D creations. These are the future engineers and entrepreneurs.

My Students

In a community that tries to keep families and teens down, this classroom is full of opportunities to explore and create. Students are excited to learn to code, create projects and excel.

Our school is a sanctuary for many of our students in an underserved community.

Students come to school with heavy burdens (with family members in jail, on drugs, or dead), but once on this campus they release their anxiety and enjoy the structure that the school provides.

My Project

In teams, students will be able to analyze a problem or need, brainstorm solutions, share plans, design mockups, develop prototypes and reevaluate effectiveness. Students will learn to collaborate effectively, communicate ideas and explore all possibilities.

Your donation will help spark interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Students will gain confidence in areas they never thought possible. Preparing them for endless possibilities.

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MakerBot Academy - 3D Printing Bundle • MakerBot $2,000.00 1 $2,000.00

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 187 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Autodesk Inc. and 12 other donors.

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