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Mr. Dukes from Hemingway SC is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting With the Programming

My students need this HP laptop as our current laptop used to program and operate the robot is running slow, becoming highly unreliable, and may crash at any time.

  • $796 goal

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My Students

The students involved are all members of Team 6167, Carvers Bay's FRC team. We are a relatively new team at a small school. The students all give there time after school at least once a week outside of build season. During build season, which runs from January through February, these students will be at school working on the robot 6 days a week, sometimes for 4 or more hours a day.

The students are from diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic levels.

They range from 9th through 12th grades. Many have interest in becoming involved in STEM fields after high school. Some of the higher grade students have become interested in STEM careers since they have become involved in robotics.

My Project

This laptop is essential for our robotics team. The laptop we have was donated as a part of our original rookie equipment kit. It is very small and is highly under-powered for the software we are using today. The students are having difficulty keeping our current laptop functioning. Also, programming on our current laptop has become problematic as the RAM is insufficient to run the compiler program as well as any other programs we need as information resources.

The students have been adapting to our current laptop as well as can be expected, but this past season the problems became too much for their ingenuity to overcome.

With this new laptop, I hope the students will not have to worry about connectivity, programming, or resource issues for several years to come.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
2018 HP 255 G6 15.6" HD Wide Screen Business Laptop Computer, AMD A6-9220 up to 2.9GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, DVD-Writer, 802.11ac, USB 3.1, Bluetooth 4.2, HDMI, Windows 10 Professional • Amazon Business $595.00 1 $595.00

Materials cost

$595.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$41.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$675.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$119.27

Total project goal

$795.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$795.14

5 Donors

-$397.56

Donations toward project cost

-$337.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.63

match offer

-$397.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$337.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.64

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$0.00

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