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Mr. MacDonald from Fairfax CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need wire strippers, electric cutters, PLA, and drill bit tips for their classroom projects.

  • $510 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Stripping wires with metal cutters is difficult for many middle school students, but when this challenge is solved with a precision wire stripper tool students are more engaged.

I have 110 engineering students who have not had a lot of hands on experience building things.

They have had many art and music classes, but now they are ready to Make! It is important to have tools that students can use quickly to make their designs.

My Project

Students will use the wire strippers to prepare their wires to connect lights. Students will be able to build quick circuits when they have the right tool in their hands. The box cutters allow students to make a quick mock up of their design before they try to make a larger version. My students need wire strippers, electric cutters, PLA, and drill bit tips for their classroom projects.

When students are given a chance to build projects with their hands their minds open up to all the possibilities to solve problems.

Engineering needs to begin by using our hands to construct.

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKIL 2352-01 3.6-Volt Lithium-Ion Multi-Cutter • Amazon $35.25 3 $105.75
Irwin Industrial Tools 2078300 8-Inch Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper with ProTouch Grips • Amazon $20.23 4 $80.92
MakerBot 1.75mm Translucent Orange PLA Filament for your desktop 3D printer • Amazon $65.00 1 $65.00
MakerBot True Yellow PLA Filament (Large Spool) • Amazon $48.00 1 $48.00
MakerBot True Black PLA Filament (Large Spool) • Amazon $48.00 1 $48.00
ZipSnip RW8800 Replacement Blades, 2-Pack for RC2600K, RC2601, RC2602, WX080L • Amazon $9.05 1 $9.05
DEWALT DW2002B25 #2 Phillips Bit Tip (25-Pack) • Amazon $7.61 1 $7.61

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