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Mr. McVicar from Vandenberg AFB CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finishing Up Robotics

Help me give my students USB batteries and storage for building their robots.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students range from beginners to advanced coders. They come from diverse backgrounds including lower-income families, English Learners, and children of the tech industry.

The one unifying attribute is a passion for technology and computer science!

They are mix of 7th and 8th graders, some of whom are taking the class for the second year in a row.

My school is part of a public school district but sits on Air Force property. The mix of kids from town and those from around the country (and the world!) means a cornucopia of ideas and creativity.

My Project

With all of the supplies we have received, we need to store them in an organized fashion. We decided that the Plano storage boxes would work perfectly, since they have adjustable bins. The USB batteries will be used to power the onboard computers, whether arduino or Raspberry Pi, and are easy to store and charge. We will use the balance of the gifts received from the last fundraiser, as well as a generous donation from Google. The students are really excited to start building their robots and will have competitions next semester to see whose coding is superior - and whose designs pass the test!

Mr. McVicar
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
[The Smallest] Jackery Mini 3350mAh Portable Charger - External Battery Pack, Premium Aluminum Power Bank, Portable iPhone Charger for iPhone Xs max/Xs/XR/X/8/7/6/5, Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6 (Black) • Amazon Business $11.99 6 $71.94
Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers • Amazon Business $9.98 3 $29.94

Materials cost

$101.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.32

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.19

Total project goal

$167.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.92

1 Donor

-$167.92

Donations toward project cost

-$142.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.19

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$0.00

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