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Mr. Kilbane from Woodbury MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help The Errors 3D print PPE for our community

Help me give my students Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D printers and supplies so that they can give back to the community that has supported our FIRST robotics team.

  • $2,340 goal

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My Students

This was my first year with FIRST robotics team 3130 and they amazed me at every turn. This team of radical robot builders are smart, capable, dedicated and exude the gracious professionalism that is the hallmark of the FIRST robotics program at every level. I expected to come in and take charge to guide them through the challenge this year. In reality I found that it was all I could do to get out of their way as took me down paths I had never traveled to learn so much this year.

My Project

Since the Covid-19 crisis has canceled our FIRST FRC robotics season we have been looking for a new engineering challenge to keep our team members engaged and learning. To address the critical shortage of personal protective equipment, maker groups around the country have started to print face shields and ear protectors. A couple of our members have pressed their personal 3D printers into service and started printing PPE for the community.

We want to expand on this learning opportunity and help our community by organizing and expanding our production of these face shields.

Our plan is to purchase Ender 3 pro 3D printers and supplies to distribute to our students homes. Other students will process the 3D printer parts and use them to assemble protective face shields for the community.

After the crisis is over the 3d printers will be used to promote STEM at our school and throughout the community.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer • $249.99 5 $1,249.95
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Yellow • Amazon Business $19.99 12 $239.88
Creality Upgrade 3D Printer Kit with Capricorn Premium XS Bowden Tubing, Upgraded Metal Feeder Extruder Frame,Pneumatic Couplers and Bed-level Spring for for Ender 3/3 Pro/5 CR-10 Series/10S/20/20 Pro • Amazon Business $27.99 7 $195.93
Creality Upgrade Ender 3/3 Pro Assembled Extruder Hotend with Capricorn Bowden PTFE Tubing with Silicone Cover×3, 0.4mm Nozzle×3 and 2 Pair Pneumatic Couplers • Amazon Business $26.99 5 $134.95
Creality Original Replacement 3D Printer Build Surface Plate for Ender-3 3D Printer 235X235MM (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $11.75 5 $58.75
Creality Ender 3 Original 4010 Fans 40x40x10MM DC 24V Extruder Hot End Fan and DC 24V Turbo Fan for Ender 3 3D Printer • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95

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