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Ms. Koch from Florence KY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

FIRST Robotics Team Robot Needs Speed (Controllers)

My students need Talon speed controllers for our FIRST Robotics competition, practice, and demonstration robots.

  • $259 goal

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My Students

A few years ago we changed from a school team to a district program, and we have steadily grown every year. Our district is the third largest public school district in KY with student populations from rural, urban, and suburban communities, 18% minority, and 38% low income.

Our growing team is developing a diverse population with almost 25% female students, varied socioeconomic levels, and increased minority participation.

The team has more than tripled in size and space requirements. With this welcome growth comes an increased need for funding.

My Project

Our FIRST Robotics team teaches students how to build and operate robotics equipment and components enabling variable speed control. Each year we build numerous robots, including a competition robot, practice robot, and a demonstration robot which we take to community events.

Students have researched various motor controllers and identified the Talon SRX Speed Controller to be most successful with FIRST robotics teams.

We have progressed through various motor controllers to the team's current preferred controller, the Talon. We are excited to build our newest robots utilizing this equipment and to then take our robots to corporate and community demonstrations following the competition season.

Ms. Koch
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Talon SRX Speed Controller • AndyMark $90.00 2 $180.00

Materials cost

$180.00

Vendor shipping charges

$7.20

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.81

Total project goal

$258.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.71

2 Donors

-$223.41

Donations toward project cost

-$219.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.51

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.30

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$0.00

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