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Ms. Bishop from Itta Bena MS is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Engineering with Raspberry Pi

My students need Raspberry Pi Starter kits, keyboards, SD cards, and electronic kits to explore computer science and engineering.

  • $1,442 goal

This project expired on May 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My high school math classroom is a place for students to make discoveries about themselves and the world around them.

My students are curious and capable learners who come from a very poor, rural area in the Mississippi Delta.

At our Title I school, 100% of students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. Though my students may lack the opportunities that students receive in other parts of the country, they have dreams and goals as big as anyone else's and they deserve the chance to achieve them.

My Project

My students are coming to the close of their senior year and are eager to explore career choices in the STEM disciplines, especially those to do with computers. They are seeking opportunities to explore STEM careers in small-group, hands-on settings.

Raspberry Pi kits would allow students to get hands-on opportunities to program computers and electronics.

Students would use Raspberry Pi Starter kits and SD cards to get real-world programming experience with both Scratch and Python. Electronics kits would allow them to expand their engineering experience to include basic electronics engineering. Having enough materials would allow students the rare opportunity to work in groups small enough that they could all get real, hands-on experience with the electronics.

As seniors, closing out four years of math and science, this would be the perfect capstone project for students, allowing them to directly apply their knowledge of the logic of math and the physics of circuits and electronics. With Raspberry Pi kits, students would conduct a variety of exercises and experiments involving different aspects of computer science and electrical engineering. Finally, they would close the year by preparing a short lesson for elementary school students are our sister school on computer programming. This would be an excellent opportunity for students to share what they have learned and make a difference in their community to cap off their senior year.

Ms. Bishop
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raspberry Pi 3 Ultimate Starter Kit – Complete Set Includes Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard, 7” Touchscreen Display, Power Supply, 16GB SD Card, 2 Heatsinks, Official Case & 6ft HDMI Cable • Amazon Business $149.99 4 $599.96
Elegoo EL-CK-002 Electronic Fun Kit Bundle with Breadboard Cable Resistor, Capacitor, LED, Potentiometer (235 Items) • Amazon Business $12.60 18 $226.80
Raspberry Pi 16GB Preloaded (NOOBS) SD Card … • Amazon Business $15.73 14 $220.22
iPazzPort Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touchpad for Android TV Box and Raspberry Pi 3 and HTPC KP-810-21S • Amazon Business $13.69 4 $54.76

Materials cost

$1,101.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$77.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,225.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$216.25

Total project goal

$1,441.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,441.64

4 Donors

-$1,432.81

Donations toward project cost

-$1,225.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$207.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

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$0.00

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