You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Skinner from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Arcades for Education Part 1

Help me give my students Raspberry Pis, HDMI cables/connectors, and arcade buttons so that they can create their student-designed arcade machines! They will also be utilizing several connectors, converters, power sources, and other circuits in their designs.

  • $971 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every day in my class students collaborate on multi-disciplinary projects. By the end of the school year, I want my students to be able to collaborate effectively with their peers and be able to take their knowledge into the real world and apply it.

My students come from all over the city of Houston and from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and educational experiences.

All of my classes contain a variety of students at many different levels. I have students with special needs and learning disabilities in every class as well as gifted and talented students. Because of the variety of cultures, incomes, and educational experiences, my classes are extremely diverse and makes for rich discussions and socializing opportunities.

Our high school is a STEM, magnet school where students are chosen through a lottery system. The mode of instruction at our school is project-based learning. I have the privilege of receiving students their first year and get to help them figure out how they can positively contribute their unique abilities to our already thriving school culture. There can be challenges with so many disadvantaged students, but the rewards outweigh the challenges.

My Project

The arcade materials for this project such as joysticks, buttons, cables, and wires are for student-designed arcade machines that they are building in their Principles of Manufacturing classes.

The students have taken full ownership of the project management cycle and engineering design process in order to manage and design their projects from start to finish through strong collaboration efforts and peer to peer feedback.

Student-groups are working not only on the physical build of these projects, but are also responsible for researching and designing their products, marketing and testing their products, engaging the community, fundraising for their materials, and promoting their exhibition where they will present their final products.

Mrs. Skinner
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Skinner is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Element14 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Motherboard • Amazon Business $38.10 6 $228.60
Hikig 2 Player led Arcade Buttons and joysticks DIY kit 2X joysticks + 20x led Arcade Buttons Game Controller kit for MAME and Raspberry Pi - Red + Blue Color • Amazon Business $39.99 4 $159.96
Antrader 6pcs Inlet Module Plug Male Power Socket with 5A Fuse Switch 10A 250V 3 Pin IEC320 C14 • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
AmazonBasics Computer Speakers for Desktop or Laptop | USB-Powered • Amazon Business $10.89 6 $65.34
[Real 18AWG 43x2pcs Wires] 10 Pairs DC Power Pigtail Cable, 12V 5A Male & Female Connectors for CCTV Security Camera and Lighting Power Adapter by MILAPEAK (2.1mm x 5.5 mm, Ultra Thick 18AWG) • Amazon Business $9.38 6 $56.28
[UL Listed] Chanzon 12V 1A 12W AC DC Switching Power Supply Adapter (Input 100-240V, Output 12 Volt 1 Amp) Wall Wart Transformer Charger for DC12V Security CCTV Camera (6Ft Cord, 12 Watt Max) • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
VicTsing HDMI to VGA Adapter Converter Gold-Plated for PC, Laptop, DVD, Desktop and Other HDMI Input Devices - Black • Amazon Business $7.59 7 $53.13
AmazonBasics HL-007306 High-Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet, 1-Pack • Amazon Business $6.99 6 $41.94
Hook up Wire Kit (Stranded Wire Kit) 22 Guage (6 different colored 25 Foot spools included) - EX ELECTRONIX EXPRESS • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
Patriot Memory 32GB Micro SDHC, 5 Pack with Card Reader (PSF32GMCSD5PKCM) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


7 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2252560],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3993159,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":136,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Skinner","authorIds":{"2252560":{"owner":"Mrs. Skinner","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3993159],"proposalHash":"1570841773","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20650617,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjM2MDY5NA==","NjAzMzMzMg==","NTE4MjQ2Ng==","NjI4MTI1Mw==","MjI1MjU2MA==","MzM1OTIxMw==","NTkwOTk0NA==","NjM1NTM4OQ=="],"teacherId":2252560,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}