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Ms. Tom from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Printing Our Design Solutions

Help me give my students 2 QIDI TECH 3D Printers, 2 ViewSonic 4K Monitors, an LG Gram, a Lenovo laptop, LEGO Coding Express, and filament for the 3D printers.

  • $7,570 goal

This project expired on July 21, 2020.

This project expired on July 21, 2020.

My Students

My students are curious and enthusiastic learners. They are natural scientists who love conducting hands-on experiments. They attend a Title One school, and live in one of the roughest neighborhoods in our city. Despite these challenges, my students are eager to learn when provided with the opportunity and resources. Our school offers a safe space for them to grow and flourish. We have an exceptionally strong social support system, with counselors working with small groups of students on an ongoing basis from grades six to twelve. This is to ensure they graduate from high school and enroll in college.

My goal is to create an exciting, positive, learning environment for my students to explore the world around them.

Most of my students come from homes where academic enrichment opportunities outside of school are limited. They truly appreciate any of the extras we can bring into the classroom.

My Project

During this uncharted time when NYC public schools are transitioning to a Remote Learning Model due to the Corona Virus or COVID-19, I saw a social media post requesting transparency sheets used with the old classroom overhead projectors since most have been phased out in favor of LCD projectors, SMART Boards and Promethean Activ Panels. They are being repurposed into 3D printed protective face shields for use by medical professionals working with potentially affected patients as well as those who have been confirmed positive. The idea for this product evolved organically and was executed quickly through the use of 3D printers.

3D printers can be an important tool in students’ repertoire for creating design solutions to a plethora of current problems that include health, climate and societal issues.

With the addition of these QIDI TECH 3D Printers, 2 ViewSonic 4K Monitors, laptops and filament to our Maker Space, my students will be able to engage in the engineering design process where they will select a real world problem they see and work collaboratively to solve the problem and create innovative solutions and products. My students will use 3D design software and work on designs together. They can each work on particular aspects of a bigger design, or they can each produce designs and then decide which designs to test. They will use the 3D printers to create prototypes for testing and further evaluations. This helps promotes effective design thinking, and focuses on achieving a shared collaborative goal.

Ms. Tom
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
QIDI TECH Large Size Intelligent Industrial Grade 3D Printer New Model:X-max,5 Inch Touchscreen,WiFi Function,High Precision Printing with ABS,PLA,TPU,Flexible Filament,300x250x300mm • Amazon Business $1,399.00 1 $1,399.00
LG Gram 14T990-U.AAS8U1, 14” 2-in-1 Ultra-Lightweight Laptop with Intel Core i7 Processor and Wacom Pen, Silver • Amazon Business $1,301.60 1 $1,301.60
ViewSonic VP3268-4K PRO 32" 4K Monitor with AmazonBasics Premium Single Monitor Stand - Lift Engine Arm Mount, Aluminum - Black Bundle • Amazon Business $905.99 1 $905.99
Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 14 Inch FHD Touchscreen Display, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD, Windows 10, 81SS000DUS, Black, Pen Included • Amazon Business $532.14 1 $532.14
ViewSonic VP2768-4K PRO Professional 27" 4K Monitor with 100% sRGB Rec709 14-bit 3D LUT Color Calibration for Photography and Graphic Design • Amazon Business $499.99 1 $499.99
Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop, 15.6 inches Full HD IPS Display, AMD Ryzen 3 3200U, Vega 3 Graphics, 4GB DDR4, 128GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Windows 10 in S Mode, A515-43-R19L,Silver • Amazon Business $349.99 1 $349.99
QIDI Technology High-end 3D Printer:X-Maker,Focus on Homes and Education,Built-in Camera Monitoring Technology • Amazon Business $318.00 1 $318.00
Google Nest Wifi Router 2 Pack (2nd Generation) – 4x4 AC2200 Mesh Wi-Fi Routers with 4400 Sq Ft Coverage • Amazon Business $239.00 1 $239.00
Coding Express • LEGO Education $189.95 1 $189.95
Mika3D Shine Silk Metallic Gold PLA 3D Printer Filament Bundle 12 Spools Pack, 1.1lbs Spool 1.75mm Widely Compatible, 12 Popular Silk Shiny Gold Colors, with Extra One Bottle of Solid Stick Gift • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
OVERTURE PLA Filament 1.75mm with 3D Build Surface 200mm xd7 200mm 3D Printer Consumables, 1kg Spool (2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, Fit Most FDM Printer, Assorted Colors, 6 Spools • Amazon Business $116.99 1 $116.99
Shiny Silk Gold Silver Copper PLA Filament Bundle, 1.75mm 3D Printer Filament, Each Spool 0.5kg, 3 Spools Pack, with One 3D Printer Remove or Stick Tool MIKA3D • Amazon Business $40.99 1 $40.99
Polymaker 3D Printer Filament, PC Filament, PC-Max (1.75 mm, 750 g) True White 3D Printing Filament, 110℃ Heat Resistant, Harder and Stronger Than Regular PC [Random Outer Packaging] • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Suntop PLA Filament 3D Printer Filament Carbon Fiber Filament 1.75mm 20% Carbon Fiber Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm 1kg 2.2lbs Black Spool • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Green to Yellow Color Changing with Temperature 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 mm Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm 1 KG (2.2 LBS) Color Changing with Temperature PLA CC3D ZHUOPU • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
ELEGOO ABS-Like 3D Printer Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing 500Gram Clear Blue - ABS Like • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
PRILINE TPU-1KG 1.75 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Blue • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
PRILINE TPU-1KG 1.75 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1kg Spool,Cyan • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Black, Pack of 1 • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
ELEGOO 3D Printer Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing 500Gram Clear Green • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ELEGOO 3D Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing 500Gram Black • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
PTFE Teflon Bowden Tube for 1.75 Filament (2.0mm ID/4.0mm OD) – White Connector Tubing for 3D Printer - 1.5 Meters • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Sunhokey 3D Printer Filament Detection Sensor Module Filament Run-Out Pause Detecting Monitor for 3D Printer Lerdge Board 1.75mm PLA ABS Filament (1.75mm, Black, 2) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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