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Mr. Holloway from Florence KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Life into STEAM

My students need wiring, tools, and the materials to create their own robotic hands and the Arduino microcontrollers for coding and controlling these projects as well as future programming projects.

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My Students

Our kids are creative and enthusiastic about their world and understanding how it works. So many thrive on not only learning something new, but are genuinely excited to share their discoveries with their fellow students. We have a diverse group of students who speak twelve different languages. However, we have one of the strongest communities of any school I have been in. My goal is to empower these positive and inquisitive individuals to create, collaborate, and innovate for a better world.

My Project

Unleashing the creativity and innovation begins with the technology to empower student ideas. Our students will investigate the world of STEAM and robotics and how they can use programming to enhance the capability of their projects.

Coding is an essential skill for projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and increasingly in Art and Design solutions.

Using the raw materials, students will learn and use knowledge of circuits to control motors and the attached materials to emulate human hands in their robotics projects. The micro-servos, bands, and other materials are used to add the motion of the prototyes. Using the Arduino microcontroller as the brain for their project, the next step will be to develop the computer code to control and operate their designs. They will use problem solving and collaborate on writing the computer code needed for making the robotic hands complete tasks. The final stage will be for students to employ sensors using velostat and wiring and build a wearable glove that senses the wearer's motion and duplicates those actions through the robotic hand. The breadboards and jumper wires allow the student to test their circuit design from the robotic hand motors to the Arduino microcontroller. This project was developed by Microsoft's Hacking STEM team who have created an entire library of STEM-based learning experiences. The materials will also be able to be reused for future and even more sophisticated projects.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller A000066 • Amazon Business $23.64 20 $472.80
UGREEN AC to DC Adapter 5V 2A Power Supply Adapter with 1.35mm x 3.5mm Connector Plug Wall Charger for Led Strip, String Lights, Wireless Router, LCD, Hub, Switches, CCTV Cameras, Android TV Box • Amazon Business $8.99 20 $179.80
J-Deal® 10x Pcs SG90 Micro Servo Motor 9G RC Robot Helicopter Airplane Boat Controls • Amazon Business $16.90 10 $169.00
AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Cable - A-Male to B-Male - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters) • Amazon Business $4.99 20 $99.80
Z&T Solderless Flexible Breadboard Jumper Wires M/M 100pcs • Amazon Business $7.29 9 $65.61
Qunqi 400 tie point Experiment Mini Breadboard 5.5×8.2×0.85cm • Amazon Business $5.69 10 $56.90
IRWIN VISE-GRIP 2078300 Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper, 8" • Amazon Business $16.89 3 $50.67
Snapino - Making Coding a Snap - Snap Circuits and Arduino Compatible • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Alliance Rubber 97705 Industrial Quality Size #170 Red Packer Bands, 1 lb Box Contains Approx. 90 Non-Latex Heavy Duty Bands (7" x 1/4", Red) • Amazon Business $13.14 2 $26.28
Gikfun Mini 55 Points Breadboard Solderless Prototype Tie-point For Arduino AE1059 • Amazon Business $8.28 3 $24.84
NTE Electronics WHS22-09-100 Hook Up Wire, Solid, Type 22 Gauge, 100' Length, 300V, White • Amazon Business $12.41 2 $24.82
30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Second Edition • Amazon Business $21.39 1 $21.39
Partners Brand Corrugated Sheets • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gikfun 1 x 40 Pin 2.54mm Single Row Breakaway Male Pin Header for Arduino (Pack of 10pcs) EK1530 • Amazon Business $8.68 2 $17.36
Tape Brothers Electrical Tape UL/CSA Several Colors, 3/4" x 66', 10 Color Pack • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
BCP 3 rolls Single-sided Conductive EMI Shielding Copper Foil Tape- 1/4 Inch X 55 Yds • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Alliance Rubber 96165 Advantage Rubber Bands Size #16, 1 lb Box Contains Approx. 1800 Bands (2 1/2" x 1/16", Red) • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Sharpie Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
flic-flac 42pcs 8 x 12 inches (20cm30cm) 42 Colors for Choice A4 Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Patchwork • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Scotch Magic Tape , 3/4 x 300 Inches (3105), Pack of 9 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Swingline 1 Hole Punch, .25 in. Hole, 5 Sheets, Includes Chip Holder and Storage A7074005 (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wooden 12-Inch Ruler With Metal Edge, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Adafruit Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet (Velostat/Linqstat) [ADA1361] • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
100 Ohm, 1/4 Watt, 5%, Carbon Film Resistors (pack of 100) • Amazon Business $3.54 2 $7.08
Kizmos 250-Count Straws • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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