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Ms. Vasak from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Charge It Up!

Help me give my students the ability to charge their sphero robots and the cell phones they use to control them with the VisionTek 5-Device Charging Station

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are predominantly Latino and African American students from one of the lowest income neighborhoods in our city. They are eager for the opportunity to bring their unique perspective to STEM careers. They are excited about college and career opportunities in technology, and they see robotics as an emerging field that presents them with unique opportunities.

They are kids who grew up with Superheros and space operas, and they see robotics as a way to put a real world spin on super powers.

Many of them explored simple circuitry in my after school Makerspace club, and they are ready for more. They want to build things that amaze and astound and that solve real problems in new ways. They are inventors and creators looking for opportunities to apply their creativity.

My Project

Without the ability to charge their phones and their robots, students will be unable to work effectively. Students use their phones before school, after school, and in other classes. Sometimes there is little charge left to go around once we get to robotics class.

Get my students fully charged to have a successful learning experience!

By having charging stations available, both the Sphero bots and the student cell phones will be ready to go every class period. Students can maximize their learning when everything is charged and ready to go, and charging stations keep everything neat and accessible for the whole class.

Ms. Vasak
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VisionTek - 5-Device Charging Station - Black • Best Buy Education $24.14 5 $120.70

Materials cost

$120.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.91

Total project goal

$179.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.42

1 Donor

-$140.00

Donations toward project cost

-$119.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

match offer

-$39.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$33.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.91

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$0.00

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