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Mr. De La Cruz from Mission TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gearing Up for the First Competition!

Help me give my students the tools they need to become better competitors in their robotics competitions. We need extension cords, wrenches, screwdrivers, chain detacher, power strips and much more to become better engineers.

  • $1,103 goal

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My Students

Our school participated and competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge last year, and this amazing program has inspired them by creating challenging tasks that will prepare students for college as well as the workforce.

My students come from the Mission, McAllen, and Alton Area and are 9th-12th graders at our high school.

We formed the Robotics Club last year and participated in the FIRST Tech Challenge and U.S. Navy SeaPerch Challenge. I was very proud to coach them to the final rounds of regional competition. This coming school year, we plan to take things to the next level and increase our number of teams participating in the First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition.

My Project

SPHS students are excited about robotics! We have been competing in robotics for the past two years had awesome seasons. We won some and lost some and learned from our mistakes while having a great time.

This challenge helps us learn about Team Sports, Physics, Mechanics, Coding/Programming, Logic, Electronics, Engineering, and much more all while having fun.

Please help us get all the way to the FIRST World Competition by providing my wonderful students with tools and supplies to be the best at what they are passionate about. This year we want to upgrade our equipment and be some of the top competitors. We will use these tools in order to work faster and help our pit crew be able to make adjustments to our robot between rounds. Your generous donation will help us create a memorable and fun season while teaching the students valuable real-world problem solving and communication skills.

Mr. De La Cruz
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SpaceAuto Bundle 4 Pieces Iron on or Sew on Military Tactical Morale Badge Emblem Patch - NASA Logo,100th Space Shuttle Mission, Golden Red USA Flag, NASA • Amazon Business $12.89 25 $322.25
Masterplug 40ft Heavy Duty Extension Cord Case Reel with 4 120V / 10 amp Integrated Outlets • Amazon Business $44.99 2 $89.98
Bototek Mountable Usb Power Strip with 6-outlets and 4 Smart 5V/2.4A USB Charging ports,1250W/10A power strip surge protector with 6ft Cord for Smartphone Tablets Home,Office & Hotel- White • Amazon Business $16.99 4 $67.96
TK21400051T Multi-Bit Screwdriver 5-Pc. 10-in-1 General Purpose 9-34 Overall Length • Grainger $28.05 2 $56.10
Vastar 5 in 1 Professional Precision Screwdrivers Repair Tool Kit for Hobby RC Phantom Aerial UAV Drone Quadcopter • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
TK21400053T Hex Precision Screwdriver Set Plastic Number of Pieces 8 • Grainger $27.87 2 $55.74
TK21400050T Plastic Rolling Cabinet 4942.9 cu. in. • Grainger $46.65 1 $46.65
4 Pack, 3.5 X 2.5. Inch American US Flag Embroidered Cloth Sew on Iron on Patch Golden Yellow Border. • Amazon Business $7.40 5 $37.00
4pcs XT30 Plug Male Female Connector with 150mm 16AWG Silicone Wire for RC LiPo Battery FPV Drone • Amazon Business $7.98 4 $31.92
TK21400058T 14 516 Chrome Vanadium Steel Hose Clamp Driver GreenBlack • Grainger $7.45 4 $29.80
TK21400057T 5.5mm Alloy Steel Precision Nut Driver Black • Grainger $4.64 6 $27.84
TK21400054T Chain Detacher ANSI Type 25-60 For Use With Roller Chain • Grainger $23.58 1 $23.58
TK21400052T 516 Ratcheting Combination Wrench SAE Black Chrome Finish Number of Points 12 • Grainger $4.78 4 $19.12
TK21400055T L Shape Hex Key with 2mm Tip Size • Grainger $2.35 1 $2.35
TK21400056T L Shape Hex Key with 1.5mm Tip Size • Grainger $1.94 1 $1.94

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