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Mr. Miranda from Revere MA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Arduino Cars for Computer Science

My students need seven Arduinos, car chassis and supporting hardware to build and program autonomous cars.

  • $519 goal

This project expired on May 19, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Text and graphics on a screen, while rewarding after struggling with a difficult problem, are not very exciting. Robots and cars, however are. My students have studied and learned to program, now it's time for them to apply that knowledge.

We are a very diverse urban district with many motivated students.

A large percentage of my students have begun to develop an interest in pursuing careers in STEM and this class will hopefully continue to push more in that direction. Most of my students have never taken a programming course before and for many of them this is the first AP class they will take.

My Project

My students need Arduinos, car chassis and supporting hardware to build and program autonomous cars. My students will use the kits to build, program and test autonomous vehicles. This will give them the opportunity to program, debug, and refine their code to accomplish a real-world task. They will program the cars to navigate through a complex obstacle course and compete against each other for the best time.

This project will provide my students an opportunity to truly apply what they have learned to a real-world situation.

Too often in AP class we get caught up in teaching to the test, and miss out on opportunities to teach students skills that are just as important for the test and for future classes they may take. This project will not only have reinforce topics we've covered, but also prepare my students for engineering or computer science studies in college

Mr. Miranda
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emgreat 4-wheel Robot Smart Car Chassis Kits car with Speed Encoder for Arduino • Amazon $23.99 7 $167.93
[Sintron] New UNO R3 Rev3 Development Board ATmega328P ATMEGA16U2 AVR USB for Arduino • Amazon $13.25 7 $92.75
SainSmart L293D Motor Drive Shield For Arduino Duemilanove Mega UNO R3 AVR ATMEL • Amazon $11.18 7 $78.26
microtivity IB173 170-point Mini Breadboard for Arduino w/ Jumper Wires (Black Edition) • Amazon $5.99 7 $41.93
RHX 5 Pcs HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Module Distance Measuring Transducer Sensor For Arduino • Amazon $11.99 2 $23.98

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