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Mrs. McDaniel from Corning CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Electronic and Electrical Projects Using Arduino Boards

Help me give my students a chance to create electrical projects using their open circuit arduino boards. These items will be used in my makerspace class.

  • $323 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a rural agricultural area. We have a lot of poverty. Eighty three percent of our students qualify for free lunch. We also have a large population of second language learners.

Many of my students are fighting to survive.

Some are homeless, don't have running water or food to eat. Our school is a safe place where they get fed and taken care of. Our school really is a center for the community.

Despite their hardships, my students are amazing people. They show up every day excited and ready to learn. They understand that through education they can change their situations. I love my job and I love my students.

My Project

I chose to use Arduino Uno boards for this project because it is an open source hardware, software and content platform. It is great for making interactive projects. My makerspace class will have the opportunity to use these products to create interactive electrical projects that will take their learning to a whole new level.

Using real-life tools such as electrical wiring, wire cutters and strippers and the soldering iron teach 21st-century electrical engineering skills.

My students will have the opportunity to explore and understand how electricity affects their lives. They will also get to learn some techniques and tools used by electrical engineers. Electrical engineering is something that we couldn't live without.

Mrs. McDaniel
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TEKTON Mini Needle Nose Pliers, Smooth Jaw | PMN03001 • Amazon Business $14.00 3 $42.00
BNTECHGO 16 Gauge Silicone Wire Spool 100 feet Ultra Flexible High Temp 200 deg C 600V 16 AWG Silicone Wire 252 Strands of Tinned Copper Wire 50 ft Black and 50 ft Red Stranded Wire for Model Battery • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station • Amazon Business $38.37 1 $38.37
Aosky Professional Precision Magnetic Screwdriver Sets-70 in 1 Electronic Repair Tool Kit Kinds of Screwdriver Bits Apply to Phone, iPhone, iPad, Watch, Tablet, PC, Laptop and More • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
PanaVise Model 201 "Junior" Miniature Vise • Amazon Business $24.29 1 $24.29
Wire Cutter and Wire Stripper, Stranded Wire Cutter, Solid Wire Cutter, Cuts Copper Wire Klein Tools 11055 • Amazon Business $18.42 1 $18.42
Flush Cutter, Lightweight, 5-Inch Klein Tools D275-5 • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Hestya 3 Pack Rosin Core Solder Wire with No Lead for Electrical Soldering Sn99.3 Cu0.7 (1 mm) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
OMorc Desoldering Wick, Solder Sucker & Solder Braid (2.5mm Width, 1.5m Length) – Desoldering Vacuum Pump Solder Removal Tool • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Vetus Pro ESD Safe Fine Tip Straight Tweezers - ESD-12 • Amazon Business $6.76 1 $6.76

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