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Teacher V. from Columbus OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Altering Toys for the Joy of All!

Help me give my students the necessary supplies to modify standard electronic toys and devices to allow them to be controlled with the use of a adaptive switch.

  • $157 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach art to around 100 special education students. Several of my students are considered medically fragile or have physical impairments and disabilities. Many of them use switches to perform day to day tasks and to communicate with others.

Watching them learn and communicate through the use of adaptive devices and equipment truly makes you see and believe that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

They're an amazing bunch of kids that deserve nothing but the best we can offer them.

My Project

Many students with physical disabilities are unable to use standard electronic toys. I plan to teach students to adapt these toys to be used with switches so that all of the children in my school are able to experience the joy of play. Through the adaptation of toys and electronic devices to be used with a switch, my students will learn how to properly use a soldering iron, wire strippers and a multi meter. They will learn about electrical circuits and current.

These are skills that they will find useful for the rest of their lives, whether it be in engineering, robotics or a trade; these skills will enable them to do so much in this world that wasn't previously possible.

Teacher V.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brightech- LightView Pro Flex: LED Magnifying Lamp - 2 in 1 Clamp & Base Lamp for Table, Desk & Easel - Ultra Bright Daylight Light. Great for Reading, Hobbies, Crafts, Workbench- Black • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Anbes Soldering Iron Kit 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool,Digital Multimeter,2pcs Soldering Iron Tips,Desoldering Pump,Wire Stripper Cutter,Tweezers,Soldering Iron Stand,2pcs Electronic Wire • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Striveday™Flexible Silicone Wire 22awg Electric wire 22 gauge Coper Hook Up Wire 300V Cables electronic stranded wire cable electrics DIY BOX-1 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
CESS-302 1/8" 3.5mm Mono TS Female Jack Socket Switch Panel Mount (LW) - 10 Pack • Amazon Business $6.19 2 $12.38
WYCTIN Lead Free Solder Wire Sn99.3-Cu0.7 0.6mm with Rosin Core for Electrical Soldering and DIYs • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

Materials cost

$101.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.54

Total project goal

$156.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$156.91

2 Donors

-$156.91

Donations toward project cost

-$133.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.54

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$0.00

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