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Ms. Oberlies from Barstow CA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Computer Repair Students Build Mini 3D Printers

Help me give my students a class set of Mini3D printer build components.

  • $7,233 goal

This project expired on January 5, 2021.

This project expired on January 5, 2021.

My Students

Students in my Computer Repair class are enthusiastic and eager to learn about all aspects of computing from building a computer to the Internet of Things. Most don't have their own computers to tinker with and we must be creative to find projects to allow them to learn and practice new skills from their district-provided Chromebooks while in COVID required Distance Learning at home. They are inquisitive and regularly ask about ideas they have to push the limits to enable them to learn more.

These students are all eager to learn and are consistently in class, doing assignments early, and asking what more they can do.

In a distance learning environment, it is a challenge to motivate students. Many students just don't bother showing up to class. However, that is not the case with these students.

My Project

Working from home during COVID distance learning makes hands-on computer repair activities challenging. This project will touch on multiple areas of our computer repair course, giving hands-on opportunities while students are working at home.

Using a combination of 3D printed parts and purchased components, students will build their own mini 3D printers, learning safety, assembly, and programming machine boards.

Students will use these printers for learning 3D design later in the course. The multiple opportunities for learning, engagement, and creativity make this project a win for students and teachers alike.

Ms. Oberlies
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STEPPERONLINE 5PCS Nema 17 Stepper Motor 1.5A 12V 45Ncm ( 39mm Body W/ 1m Cable and Connector for DIY CNC/ 3D Printer/Extruder • Amazon Business $42.30 25 $1,057.50
Eowpower 4Pcs Stainless Steel 6mm x 200mm Round Rod Turning Lathe Bars Tool • Amazon Business $8.99 75 $674.25
SHNITPWR 12V DC Power Supply 8A 96W AC to DC Converter Adapter Transformer LED Driver AC 100V~240V Input with 5.5x2.5mm Plug for 5050 3528 LED Strip Light 3D Printer CCTV Security System LCD Monitor • Amazon Business $16.28 25 $407.00
Wangdd22 E3D V6 Hot End Full Kit 1.75mm 12V Bowden/RepRap 3D Printer Extruder Parts Accessories 0.4mm Nozzle • Amazon Business $14.99 25 $374.75
PLA 3D Printer Filament, SUNLU PLA Filament 1.75mm, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.02 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75mm, PLA Black • Amazon Business $22.99 15 $344.85
Aokin LCD 12864 Graphic Smart Display Controller Board with Adapter and Cable for 3D Printer Ramps 1.4 RepRap 3D Printer Mendel Prusa for Arduino • Amazon Business $16.80 17 $285.60
Aokin CNC Shield Contoller Kits for 3D Printer, CNC Shield Expansion Board V3.0 A4988 Stepper Motor Driver with Heatsink for Arduino Kits K75 GRBL • Amazon Business $16.80 17 $285.60
SUNLU PLA 3D Printer Filament, PLA Filament 1.75 mm Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.02 mm, 1 KG Spool, PLA White • Amazon Business $26.59 10 $265.90
SUNLU PLA 3D Printer Filament 1.75mm for 3D Printer & 3D Pen, 1KG (2.2lbs) PLA Filament Tolerance Accuracy +/- 0.02 mm, Blue • Amazon Business $22.99 10 $229.90
3D Printer MK8 Remote Extruder Accessories 1.75 Filament All Metal Remote Extruder for MK8 Prusa i3 or Kossel RepRap DIY Kits Aluminum Frame Block Accessory (Left Hand+ Right Hand) • Amazon Business $19.99 10 $199.90
Aokin 3D Printer Controller Kit for Arduino RepRap, RAMPS 1.4 + 2560 Board + 5pcs A4988 Stepper Motor Driver with Heatsink + LCD 12864 Graphic Smart Display with Adapter • Amazon Business $37.80 5 $189.00
3D Printer MK8 Remote Extruder Accessories 1.75 Filament All Metal Remote Extruder for MK8 Prusa i3 or Kossel RepRap DIY Kits Aluminum Frame Block Accessory (Right Hand) • Amazon Business $11.99 15 $179.85
FarBoat LM6UU Linear Ball Bearings Bush Bushing for 3D Printer 12Pcs • Amazon Business $9.25 19 $175.75
OctagonStar Flexible Couplings 5mm to 5mm NEMA 17 Shaft for RepRap 3D Printer or CNC Machine2PCS • Amazon Business $5.16 25 $129.00
Mini Delta 3D Printers 120mm Round x 3mm Thick Borosilicate Glass Build Plate Surface for Monoprice Mini Delta • Amazon Business $9.59 12 $115.08
[Sintron] 3D Printer Controller Kit RAMPS 1.4 + Mega 2560 R3 + 5pcs A4988 Stepper Motor Driver with Heatsink + LCD 2004 Smart Display Controller with Adapter for Arduino RepRap • Amazon Business $37.95 3 $113.85
Wisamic Borosilicate Glass Plate Bed 200x200x3mm for 3D Printers Prusa, Monoprice Maker Select V2, etc • Amazon Business $12.99 7 $90.93
Zeelo GT2 Timing Belt Pulley, 8pcs 5mm 20 Teeth Timing Pulley Wheel and GT2 5 Meters Rubber 2mm Pitch 6mm Wide Timing Belt with Allen Wrench for 3D Printer CNC • Amazon Business $12.99 7 $90.93
GTIWUNG Mechanical Endstop Limit Switch with Cable for 3D Printer RepRap Prusa Mendel CNC for Arduino Mega 2560 RAMPS 1.4(Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $5.99 13 $77.87
SUNLU PLA 3D Printer Filament 1.75mm for 3D Printer & 3D Pen, 1KG (2.2lbs) PLA Filament Tolerance Accuracy +/- 0.02 mm, GreyBlack • Amazon Business $22.99 3 $68.97
uxcell M5 x 150mm 304 Stainless Steel Fully Threaded Rod Bar Studs Hardware 10 Pcs • Amazon Business $11.79 5 $58.95
Cable Zip Ties Nylon Self Locking Wire Ties 4 inch 200 Pieces Black • Amazon Business $4.49 13 $58.37
uxcell 10pcs MR104ZZ 4mmx10mmx4mm Double Shielded Miniature Deep Groove Ball Bearing • Amazon Business $9.09 5 $45.45
Stainless Hex Nut Pack of 50 (M5) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29

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