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Mr. Avery from Kingston MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Charging Our Brains with Electric Circuits

My students need items like a touch board, conductive paint, batteries and various other items to learn about programming and circuits.

  • $362 goal

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My Students

"What are we learning today?" That's something that I hear from my students every day before they even enter the classroom. No matter what kind of morning they've had, they come to school with an enthusiasm that never ceases to astonish me.

My students are diverse with various learning needs and challenges.

We are a Title I school, helping to meet the needs of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. My students are hardworking, inspired students who amaze me every single day. I look forward to providing them with everything they deserve to have, including a classroom where they can all feel safe, understood and accepted for exactly who they are.

My Project

Over the course of the year, we've been building up our supply of materials to learn about circuits and programming. However, we're always finding more great materials that we'd love to include, or things that we run out of over time. This project will help us to replenish some materials like lithium ion batteries, hobby motors, potentiometers, breadboards, and capacitors.

We also came across some really exciting new tools that will help us to continue to dive deeper into programming and circuits.

A touch board along with a speaker will allow us to create programs that can trigger MP3 sounds or utilize a proximity sensor. The Circuit Playground Express will allow us to code various programs using Microsoft's MakeCode app. Conductive paint will let us create all sorts of intriguing artwork that can interact with LED lighting for some exciting possibilities!

By continuing to replenish and expand our programming and circuit supplies, there will by no shorting out of creative energy in this classroom!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bare Conductive Touch Board • Adafruit $99.95 1 $99.95
Bare Conductive Paint - 50mL • Adafruit $29.95 1 $29.95
Minimalism - Aerobull Mini Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with 12 Hours Playtime, HD Sound and Bass, Handsfree Calling, Waterproof IPX7, Best Birthday Gift Ideas - Black • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Circuit Playground Express • Adafruit $24.95 1 $24.95
Lithium Ion Battery - 3.7v 2000mAh • Adafruit $12.50 1 $12.50
Bare Conductive Paint Pen - 10mL • Adafruit $9.95 1 $9.95
3M Z-Axis Conductive Tape 9703 - 2"x6" (50mmx150mm) Strip • Adafruit $4.95 2 $9.90
Adafruit Flex Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard Flex-PCB • Adafruit $7.50 1 $7.50
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 350mAh • Adafruit $6.95 1 $6.95
Adafruit Micro Lipo - USB LiIon/LiPoly charger - v1 • Adafruit $5.95 1 $5.95
Rotary Encoder + Extras • Adafruit $4.50 1 $4.50
Small Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wire Bundle - 6 Pieces • Adafruit $3.95 1 $3.95
DC Toy/Hobby Motor - 130 Size • Adafruit $1.95 2 $3.90
Breadboard-friendly 2.1mm DC barrel jack • Adafruit $0.95 4 $3.80
Panel Mount 10K Log Potentiometer (Breadboard Friendly) - 10K Log • Adafruit $0.95 4 $3.80
Adafruit Perma-Proto Quarter-sized Breadboard PCB • Adafruit $2.95 1 $2.95
220uF 16V Electrolytic Capacitors - Pack of 10 • Adafruit $2.95 1 $2.95
10uF 50V Electrolytic Capacitors - Pack of 10 • Adafruit $1.95 1 $1.95
4700uF 10v Electrolytic Capcitor • Adafruit $1.95 1 $1.95
47uF 25V Electrolytic Capacitors - Pack of 10 • Adafruit $1.95 1 $1.95
100uF 16V Electrolytic Capacitors - Pack of 10 • Adafruit $1.95 1 $1.95
Micro Switch - Premium Zippy 3-Terminal • Adafruit $1.95 1 $1.95
Panel Mount 1K potentiometer • Adafruit $0.95 2 $1.90
Super-bright 5mm IR LED - 940nm • Adafruit $0.75 2 $1.50
Potentiometer Knob • Adafruit $0.50 2 $1.00
16mm Panel Mount Momentary Pushbutton - Red • Adafruit $0.95 1 $0.95

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