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Mr. Tralie from Ft Washington PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanded Accelerometer and Gyro Lab

My students need supplies to expand our accelerometer and gyro lab

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach Algebra 2, Honors Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus. I have an engineering background so I teach from more of a practical perspective. In my Honors Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus classes I have the top math students in the school.

My students want to connect the in class learning to practical applications.

They can pick-up the class work quickly, but they need to be challenged on how to use the material.

I love the practical applications questions my students have and having a lot of practical experience I am happy to feed their interest. They are the future technical leaders of our society.

My Project

As an extension to our AP Calculus class we have a robotics lab where students are able to implement real-world applications of our lessons. We have worked as part of the FIRST Program to build robots, but are looking to expand the lab to make it more practical for exploring real world applications of integration.

Using Arduino technology we plan to record accelerometer and gyro inputs from sensors and use them to compute position and orientation that we will use to drive a car.

We already have many of the supplies, but are looking to acquire more / different types of sensors to use in our lab. We also have connectors, cables, and simple calculators we use for the work.

This project will enable us to expand to at least 6 stations for our work.

Mr. Tralie
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elegoo EL-KIT-008 Mega 2560 Project The Most Complete Ultimate Starter Kit w/TUTORIAL for Arduino UNO Nano • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Learning Resources Primary Calculator, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $36.74 1 $36.74
60 PCS 15/30/45 Amp Anderson Powerpole Connectors Assortment Kit, Quick Disconnect Terminals Connectors, With Connector Housing and Powerpole Come Unassembled in Box, AWG10-20 • Amazon Business $16.96 2 $33.92
L298N Motor Drive Controller Dual H-Bridge Robot Stepper Motor Control Module And Smart Car Tire With DC Motor For Arduino UNO R3 Mega Smart Car Power • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98 8" USB OTG Mobile Device Adapter Cable (UMUSBOTG8IN) • Amazon Business $4.97 3 $14.91
2 Packs Nunchuk Nunchuck Remote Controller Joypad for Nintendo Wii Wii U Console White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Gikfun 6DOF MPU-6050 3 Axis Accelerometer Gyroscope Sensor Module 16Bit AD Converter Data Output IIC I2C DIY Kit for Arduino (Pack of 3pcs) EK1091x3 • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Alloet 5Pcs Mini Breadboard Prototyping Prototype Shield ProtoShield for Arduino UNO • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Duofire? 4 Packs(4 Colors) Plastic Storage Box(15 Compartments) Jewelry Earring Tool Containers • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Arduino: A Quick-Start Guide (Quick-start Guides) • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
MPU9250 6500 9-Axis 9 DOF 16 Bit Gyroscope Acceleration Magnetic Sensor 9-Axis Attitude +Gyro+Accelerator+Magnetometer Sensor Module IIC/SPI for Arduino • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
IDUINO Three Axis Digital Gravity Acceleration ADXL335 Sensor Tilt Angle Module • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25
(2 Pack) SaiTech Micro USB OTG Host Cable - 5Pin Micro USB B Male to USB A Female 90Degree Angle Adapter Converter Cable • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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