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Mr. Joyner from Bartow FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dream It, Design It, Print It.

My students need a Makerbot Mini 3D printer and spools of filament to build the models they create in 3D modeling software.

  • $1,965 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 6th, 7th and 8th grade students have varied abilities and backgrounds. Ours is an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school which draws from 21 different communities.

My students can't wait to come to class and hate to leave, especially if they appear close to success.

"Can't we just try one more time?" is what I am asked most days when it is time to pack up. When an engineering project doesn't work they dive back in to figure it out and make changes. When things do work there is always squealing and sometimes dancing. This abundance of determination and enthusiasm always makes me smile.

My Project

In class I suggested we get a second 3D printer and my students immediately gave me their ideas for why they need it.

"A second printer will inspire us to improve our technical innovation skills and creativity." "We can: practice more 3D modeling skills; print replacement parts for the robots; use our skills to pass the Inventor certification test; make more objects (there is always a backlog)."

Students will keep objects they create to inspire them to create more complex models. Ultimately we want to make our 3D printing sustainable selling items to pay for supplies and teach business concepts.

Mr. Joyner
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MakerBot Replicator Mini+ 3D Printer • Amazon Business $1,299.00 1 $1,299.00
MakerBot PLA Filament Small Spools 10PK Assorted Colors • CDW-G $158.40 2 $316.80

Materials cost

$1,615.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$24.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,670.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$294.71

Total project goal

$1,964.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,964.75

20 Donors

-$1,620.93

Donations toward project cost

-$1,385.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$235.64

match offer

-$335.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$284.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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