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Mr. Ballard from Loranger LA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Support a Newly Formed FTC Team

Help me give my students a 3D printer and hand tools they'll need for an FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) team!

  • $711 goal

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My Students

We are blessed to have such dedicated and hardworking students on our team. The robotics team operates like a junior JROTC and therefore offers opportunities for student leadership. Every member has a rank and some have specific billets. Students fill vital roles such as "Lead Programmer" or "Logistics Chief". These positions, or billets, are meaningful and carry a certain amount of responsibility. This structure works well for us because it allows multiple students to take charge of various projects at once. Our students do amazing work and are at "the ready" to tackle difficult tasks and missions.

My Project

Greetings from Louisiana! Big things are happening in this small town. We've recently established a FIRST LEGO League Explore (FLL) team and it was a great success. This year, we are hard at work trying to do the same thing at FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) level. We will be competing in this season's Freight Frenzy Challenge, presented by Raytheon Technologies. If we are successful, we will create a STEM-based pathway for students from 6th grade through 12th grade. This is in a rural area where STEM opportunities for students are rare. Our students, the "Wolf-Bytes", are highly motivated and need equipment to help get started. We are seeking to get a 3D printer and a mobile toolbox to help us get started on our path. These items will go a long way towards bringing these students real-world experiences which are relevant skills that they will be able to take into the workplace with them later. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Thanks in advance for your help and support!

Mr. Ballard
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LONGER LK4 3D Printer 90% Pre-Assembled with 2.8" Full Color Touch Screen, Resume Printing, Filament Detector, Built-in Safety Power Supply 220x220x250mm • Amazon Business $263.93 1 $263.93
DEKOPRO 258 Piece Tool Sets Hand Tool Kit with Rolling Tool Box Socket Wrench Mechanic Case Trolley Portable • Amazon Business $168.99 1 $168.99
Gizmo Dorks PLA Filament for 3D Printers 1.75mm 200g, 4 Color Pack - Blue, Green, Orange, Red • Amazon Business $23.95 2 $47.90
OVERTURE PETG Filament 1.75mm with 3D Build Surface 200 x 200 mm 3D Printer Consumables, 1kg Spool (2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, Fit Most FDM Printer, White • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
OVERTURE PLA Filament 1.75mm with 3D Build Surface 200mm x 200mm 3D Printer Consumables, 1kg Spool (2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, Fit Most FDM Printer (Black 1-Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

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