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Mrs. Soto from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding With Smart Robot Cars

Help me give my students Build It Yourself Car Robotic Kits that they can build and program.

  • $1,454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in a high poverty school district, and a Title I school, I see my students face many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Gangs roam the neighborhood recruiting them at a very young age. Despite the challenges they have, many students are eager to be the exception and strive for excellence. I aim to provide my students with meaningful yet creative learning experiences. Our school's motto is to prepare leaders in mind, body, and character for success in college, career, and a life of service within the global community through an education that values honor, courage, and commitment.

My Project

My students love building and tinkering in technology class. They like to be able to touch and make things on their own. These Smart Robot Car Kits contain everything my middle school students would need to build their own robot cars. After assembling the cars, they will program them with python in the Arduino programming platform. Arduino is a great platform for introducing students to basic circuitry, robotics, coding, and programming.

These Programmable Smart Robot Car Kits will provide my students with a great hands-on and inquiry-based learning activities that will motivate them to develop their coding skills to be able to tackle complex challenges.

My students will work in groups to build cars according to the manufacturer's instructions. They will learn about teamwork and leadership by being part of a team with specific roles. After assembly of the cars, they will create simple codes that allow them to program their car to move forward and backward, make left and right turns and then moving onto avoiding obstacles. Students will have the flexibility to modify their codes to suit their needs for the different challenges and assignments.

These kits and these activities will help further develop my student's problem-solving skills which will also help students think critically, and improve their independence and resilience, all while they are having fun building and coding their robot cars. This can lead to interest in a career in Computer Science and Engineering.

Mrs. Soto
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Smart Robot Car Kit V 3.0 Plus with UNO R3, Line Tracking Module, Ultrasonic Sensor, IR Remote Control etc. Intelligent and Educational Toy Car Robotic Kit for Arduino Learner • Amazon Business $54.99 18 $989.82
Vogurtime 5 Pack D2-5 Smart Car Kit Soldering Project Line Tracking Robot for Fun Educational Electronic Learning Practicing with English Manual • Amazon Business $39.49 5 $197.45

Materials cost

$1,187.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,235.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$217.96

Total project goal

$1,453.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,453.04

3 Donors

-$726.26

Donations toward project cost

-$617.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.49

match offer

-$726.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$617.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

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$0.00

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