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Ms. Reyes from Los Angeles CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Coding Prosthetic Arm STEM Project

Help me give my students Arduino Uno programmable computer boards, servo motors, battery holders, protective fingers, and hot glue to make their creative coding projects.

  • $698 goal

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My Students

My under-represented minority (URM) low socioeconomic students middle school students are in a critical need to experience as much creative programming with STEM project-based learning this year to influence how they feel about themselves as STEM students. These students have asked for more programming projects they can take home and share with their families. Before joining this class, most of my students have no experience the STEM computer programming projects. They do not have the financial resources or the educational backgrounds to find and fund their ideas. I want to inspire my students to work on these projects at home in their free time.

I believe when students and parents mutually engaged with STEM activities in middle school this will increase their likelihood to pursue STEM education in high school, college, and hopefully careers.

I need support to help my students transform their STEM self-efficacy through my integration of CREATIVE CODING WITH electrical project-based learning lessons that promote an inward out approach that will prepare my students to be global competitors in the workforce.

My Project

We are requesting Arduino Uno programmable computer boards, servo motors, battery holders, protective fingers, and hot glue to make their creative coding projects. These materials will allow my students to access DIY STEM coding projects with their own Arduino Uno boards. My students will be able to design, build, and CODE their own prosthetic arm using servo motors they program. As students use their Arduino boards, they will autonomously program their student-built prosthetic arm to complete various tasks.

My middle school students need your help to fund this project so they can own their very own Arduino Uno board to learn to CODE their student-created prosthetic arm.

As a result of this project, my students will continue to learn to CODE STEM DIY projects that help physically impaired individuals access everyday material by using the prosthetic arm they built. This prosthetic arm project applies real-world design challenges to allow my students to empathize with the physical needs of others in a way that programmers can enhance human outcomes.

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Ms. Reyes
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 96 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELEGOO UNO R3 Board ATmega328P ATMEGA16U2 with USB Cable Compatible with Arduino IDE Projects, RoHS Compliant • Amazon Business $10.99 30 $329.70
WMYCONGCONG 5 PCS DC 5.5x2.1mm Male Connector 4x1.5V 6V Battery Holder Case Box Wired On/Off Switch w/Cover • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
Ybee 10x Pcs SG90 Micro Servo Motor Mini SG90 9g Servo For RC Helicopter Airplane Car Boat Robot controls • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Mini Hot Glue Gun Sticks 4 In. 0.27 In. Dia 200 PACK All Purpose Hot Melt Glue Sticks for Most Hot Melt Glue Gun Clear Hot Glue Adhesive almost for All Materials for Kids Adults DIY Sealing Repairing • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Silicone Finger Protectors 12 Pieces Finger Protectors Hot Glue Gun Finger Caps for HotGlue Sewing Wax Rosin Resin Honey Adhesives Scrapbooking in 3 Sizes(Red and Blue) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Elegoo EL-CP-004 120pcs Multicolored Dupont Wire 40pin Male to Female, 40pin Male to Male, 40pin Female to Female Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables Kit for arduino • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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