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Ms. Simon from Richmond CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

DIY: Electronic Origami

My students need 2V coin batteries to allow circuitry to run through their electronic oragami.

  • $456 goal

This project expired on March 21, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being able to accept your mistakes is far from easy. In school, we learn that mistakes translate into bad grades. This unfortunate lesson gets burned into our brains, and we go through life shunning challenges. DIY welcomes inevitability because they know that mistakes are a source of inspiration.

The students attend a high school that is considered low-income and holds primarily Hispanic and African American students.

They are very engaged when it comes to hands-on projects and results oriented exercises like all things DIY. They respond especially well to technology related subjects that they can easily relate to in their personal lives.

My Project

This project will introduce the electronic origami concept - building a box with an LED. We'll be using a letter size sheet of paper to fold out an origami tea lamp. Then we'll use CircuitWriter pen to draw out circuits throughout the paper lamp. We will then tape LED lights along the newly drawn circuit wire and connect them to the coin battery which will also be taped to the paper lamp.

The human-made world is mostly beyond our comprehension.

Our daily survival depends on seemingly magical gizmos. But you can make your world a little less confounding by doing other activities that put you in touch with the processes of life. In addition, the things you make reflect your personality and have a special meaning. You share a connection with them every time you use them, and you appreciate them in a different way than you do store-bought things.

Ms. Simon
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
StarTech com CR2032 Lithium Thick Coin Cell Battery battery Li • CDW Inc. $9.87 30 $296.10

Materials cost

$296.10

Vendor shipping charges

$29.61

State sales tax

$27.09

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$387.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.34

Total project goal

$455.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$455.58

10 Donors

-$247.00

Donations toward project cost

-$209.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.05

match offer

-$208.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$177.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.29

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$0.00

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