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Teacher Beattie from Redford MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Future Engineers With Robotics!

My students need robot parts! We are a FIRST Tech team that has been in existence for 1 year and need additional parts to enhance our robot design.

  • $507 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students that attend our middle school are typically classified as At-Risk with all of our students receiving free lunch. We have students from 6th to 8th grade. These students don't have the same access to the experiences that students in more affluent districts enjoy. Our students sometime lack the belief that STEM careers are available to them and that they can excel in the field.

My goal is to implement a systemic, high caliber STEM education program tailored to our local curricular needs, which immerses a community of 6-8th graders in every facet of authentic engineering experiences.

My Project

We are a very young FIRST robotics team. Our first year taught us a lot about teamwork, commitment, and engineering principles. The robot we built performed well at competitions but we have lots of ideas on how to improve it. While in competition, we realized that we could improve our robot by changing wheels. We are currently limited with our wheel choices because we don't have any additional wheels. The aluminum channel parts will allow us to explore arms, elevators and grabbers to add to our robot design.

The team realized that we need some additional parts to help some of our ideas become reality.

We are hoping that these parts will help us explore our continuing interest in robotics and help us create a more robust, complex robot for this season's competition. We want to continue to inspire our school and community with our team!

Teacher Beattie
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pitsco TETRIX Heavy-Duty Aluminum Channel Kit • Amazon Business $84.00 1 $84.00
4 x Omni Wheels UniHobby 38mm 1.5inch Double Plastic Omni Wheel with 4mm mounting couplings for Arduino Robot Platforms • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Pitsco Education 31132 Tetrix MAX Omni Wheel, 3" (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $38.18 1 $38.18
Pitsco Education 31903 Tetrix MAX Motor Power Cable • Amazon Business $7.91 4 $31.64
Pitsco Education 39530 Tetrix MAX DC Gear Motor • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Pitsco Education 39282 Tetrix MAX All-Terrain Tire • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Pitsco Education 39300 Tetrix MAX Rack and Pinion Linear Slide (Pack of 9) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Ybee 10x Pcs SG90 Micro Servo Motor Mini SG90 9g Servo For RC Helicopter Airplane Car Boat Robot controls • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Pitsco Education 40234 Tetrix PRIME Gripper Kit • Amazon Business $16.72 1 $16.72
Greartisan DC 12V 100RPM Gear Motor High Torque Electric Micro Speed Reduction Geared Motor Centric Output Shaft 37mm Diameter Gearbox • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pololu 1083 UNIVERSAL ALUMINUM MOUNTING HUB FOR 6mm SHAFT PAIR, 4-40 HOLES • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Pitsco Education 39079 Tetrix MAX Motor Hub (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Pitsco Education 41266 Tetrix PRIME 120 Degree Gusset (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Mallofusa Servo Arm Horn Metal Aluminum 25t Silvery for Rc Car Helicopter Round Mg945 Mg995 Mg996 • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Accessbuy 10-pack Stainless Steel 90 Degree Angle Brackets with Screws, 40mm40mm16mm • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
uxcell 2pcs Gray Steel Round Rod Turning Lathe Bars Tool 6mm x 200mm • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
Pitsco Education 39061 Tetrix MAX Flat Brackets (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92

Materials cost

$394.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$430.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.93

Total project goal

$506.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$506.21

1 Donor

-$337.47

Donations toward project cost

-$286.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.62

match offer

-$168.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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