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Mr. Zimmerman from Gilroy CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Halloween Animatronics

Help me give my students The supplies they need for a haunting project.

  • $359 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach CTE classes. My students gain the skills to work with their hands and learn a trade. The students in my class enjoy working with their hands and using their imagination to create projects in a field of their choice.

I love it when my students see what they are learning about comes to life and concepts sink in.

It is a lot of work but well worth the effort. I believe that CTE courses are a very important part of a student's education.

My Project

We are working on animatronics as a club project. The focus of the project is to build ground up Halloween props for the club's haunted house. We are trying to finish these props before Halloween. The students will get hands on STEM experience in welding, wiring, programming and design. We are using Raspberry Pi as the control Unit for movement and sound

The students are looking forward to the challenges of this STEM project.

I believe it will be a challenging and fun project. The students will get hands on STEM experience in welding, wiring, programming and design. The control board will make this possible. Thank you for considering this project.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard • Amazon Business $35.88 2 $71.76
Pimoroni pHAT DAC 24-bit/192KHz Sound Card for Raspberry Pi Zero / A+ / B+ / Raspberry Pi 2 Model B • Amazon Business $20.33 2 $40.66
Insolous 4PCS Servo Motor MG995 Control Angle180 Metal Gear Servo 20KG Digital High Speed Torque Servo Motor for Smart Car Robot Boat RC Helicopter • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
13W 5.2V 2.5A Surface 3 Charger AC Power Adapter for Microsoft Surface 3, Model 1623 1624 1645 Tablet with USB Charging + Charger Cord • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Aiyima 2pcs Subwoofer 2 inch 4ohm 5w Full Range Speaker mini DIY Audio Subwoofer Loudspeaker • Amazon Business $12.85 2 $25.70
TF Card 32GB, Marceloant Micro SD Memory Cards Class 10 microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Black/Blue, Standard Packaging • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
SunFounder PCA9685 16 Channel 12 Bit PWM Servo Driver for Arduino and Raspberry Pi • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98

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