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Mr. Burnham from San Jose CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fire Breathing Batteries (for Driving Submarines)

Help me give my students an experience with submarines. We are building some Sea Perch kits, and we need some rechargeable 12 volt 7 Amp batteries.

  • $328 goal

This project expired on March 14, 2019.

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My Students

I have 2 classes of smart, energetic students. Many come from challenging backgrounds. Many struggle in the traditional school environment. I get them for 3 AWESOME hours every day and we are learning Mechatronics Engineering... In other word, FIRE Breathing Robots.

My students all get very excited when we "dive" into coding, programming, building robots, and other Electronic or Mechanical Engineering topics.

My classes and Robot Club students have been wanting to learn about Underwater Remotely Operated (UROV) but we need some 12 volt batteries for our Sea Perch UAVs.

My Project

This project is all about teaching my students about the science and technology related to UAV's. These Batteries will be the power source for our Underwater Autonomous Vehicles (UAV). We have started building the Sea Perch robots, we even have a pool, but we need power.

Help my students learn and explore the world of UAVs and submarines.

This is the first time some of my students have taken on an engineering project like this, and it will be exciting to see them grow their engineering and technology skills... These 12 volt 7Amp batteries will help. Join us on this journey.

Mr. Burnham
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 48 students.

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ExpertPower Standard 12V 7Ah Rechargeable SLA Battery, (EXP1270-2) • Amazon Business $37.45 6 $224.70

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