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  • $1,104 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Eckels
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Arduinos for Budding Engineers, Part 3

My students need Arduino boards and lots of project parts like sensors, foam board, and tape for our projects.

My Students

My students are 9th and 10th graders at an urban school. They are creative, resourceful, intelligent, and insightful. Though they face a wide variety of challenges, I am constantly astounded by their curiosity about the world and their innovative ideas.

The best part of teaching is watching students learn.

Kids get excited when they can do something new, too. The room is full of joy and pride as kids learn to create circuits to turn on a buzzer, an LED, or a motor.

My Project

Circuits are my favorite part of the 9th grade physics curriculum, as well as a highlight of the 10th grade engineering course. Adding Arduino boards to our project repertoire will ramp up the excitement even more. Each Arduino board contains a microcontroller chip that can connect to multiple inputs, like buttons, knobs, distance sensors, or light sensors. The Arduino's outputs can drive motors, lights, speakers, and more. We will be able to write code on a computer, then download it to the Arduino's microcontroller and watch the lights blink and motors spin in whatever way my kids design.

I can think of a hundred things my kids will be able to build, like clocks, googly-eyed robots, alarm systems, temperature-activated mood lighting... but I know my students will think of thousands more.

Arduinos will help kids bring their ideas to life, while motivating them to learn more about electronics, computer science, and mechanical design. This is Part 3 of my Arduino project, so that I will have enough supplies for a full class of students to build anything they can dream up.

Kids are often consumers of technology, but this project will help move them into the driver's seat. Thank you for helping my brilliant students create!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Arduino Starter Kit - K000007 • Amazon Business $73.45 8 $587.60
Sienoc DT830D LCD Digital Voltmeter Ammeter Ohm Multimeter With Test Leads Color Black • Amazon Business $8.09 6 $48.54
Energizer(R) 9-Volt Alkaline Industrial Batteries, Box Of 12 • Amazon Business $15.39 3 $46.17
Elmer's Colored Foam Boards, 20 x 30 Inches, 3/16-Inch Thick, Black/Black Core, 10-Count (951120) • Amazon Business $33.17 1 $33.17
Industrial Grade Electrical Tape 3/4" X 60' (10) • Amazon Business $13.80 2 $27.60
Elegoo 37-in-1 Sensor Module Kit for Arduino UNO R3, MEGA, NANO • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Scotch(R) Home and Office Masking Tape 3436-3, 3/4-inch x 54.6 Yards, 3 Pack • Amazon Business $6.00 4 $24.00
WAYLLSHINE® 12 Pcs/1 Dozen 2 x 1.5V AA Battery Holder Case Box Black Wire Leads • Amazon Business $7.77 3 $23.31
Electronix Express - Hook up Wire Kit (Stranded Wire Kit) 22 Gauge (25 Feet) • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Creativity Street Jumbo Chenille Stems Classroom Pack, 1,000-Count, Assorted Colors (AC9115-01) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fun Express Geometric Self-Adhesive Foam Shapes - 1000 Pieces • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Foam Sheets 1.5mm 4"X6" 30/Pkg-Primary Assortment • Amazon Business $3.31 3 $9.93
eBoot 700 Pieces Round Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-adhesive DIY Scrapbooking Crafts Toy Accessories, Assorted Sizes • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Fun Express - Jumbo 1" Assorted Adhesive Jewels (1-Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Atoplee 20 Pack 9 Volt 9v Battery Clip Snap on Connectors NEW • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

Materials cost

$894.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$937.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$165.49

Total project goal

$1,103.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,103.27

6 Donors

-$1,053.27

Donations toward project cost

-$895.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$157.99

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 6 other donors.

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