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Dr. Nunes from Benicia CA is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Start A Makerspace in Our Classroom

My students need hand tools, soldering irons, circuit kits and components, glue guns, arduino microcontrollers, conductive thread, batteries and books to stock our space.

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My Students

Remember that feeling when you came up with an idea, designed it, built it, troubleshooted the problems, and then finally succeeded? In honor or National Day of Making, we want to build a makerspace in my classroom so that my students can have this experience.

My continuation school students have had bumps and obstacles on their road to their high school diplomas.

These difficulties have caused many of my students to have a lack of confidence in their abilities to have a successful life. My students have a wide-range of skills and interest, but lack the belief in themselves to take on projects outside of their comfort zone. They are great kids and I would love to open their minds to the fact that there are more opportunities out there than they think there are.

My Project

I am requesting the materials to create a makerspace in my classroom to support my new elective class called 21st Century Technology. To stock our makerspace, we are asking for hand tools, soldering irons, circuit kits and components, glue guns, arduino microcontrollers, conductive thread, rechargeable batteries and books to support our learning about making, 3D modeling and printing, programming, electronics, and wearable technology. Using these materials, I will lead my students through a variety of project modules where they will learn the basics and have hands on experience with building things including 3D modeling and design, 3D printing, soldering, electronics, programming, and wearable technology. As a culminating activity my students will design and complete a project of their own, such as writing an app or building a robot.

This project will improve my classroom because it will allow us to have the tools and materials necessary to take on a wide range of projects that help my students develop 21st century skills.

This will allow my students to participate in the Maker community, to learn skills that are transferrable to college and career, as well as to realize that they are capable of more than they think they are.

Dr. Nunes
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Arduino Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit + LCD Module -- Includes 72 page Instruction Book • Amazon $64.99 15 $974.85
Minty Boost Kit • Amazon $23.49 15 $352.35
Pitsco Blinky Circuit Board Class Pack (For 30 Students) • Amazon $165.00 1 $165.00
Learning MIT App Inventor: A Hands-On Guide to Building Your Own Android Apps • Amazon $28.06 1 $28.06
Elenco Hands On Basic Electronics Kit • Amazon $42.86 3 $128.58
DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Drill/Driver Kit • Amazon $89.00 1 $89.00
10 Pieces of Tenergy Centura 9V 200mAh Low Self-Discharge NiMH Rechargeable Batteries • Amazon $39.99 2 $79.98
AmazonBasics AA NiMH Precharged Rechargeable Batteries (16 Pack, 2000 mAh) • Amazon $25.14 3 $75.42
Stanley 94-248 65-Piece Homeowner's Tool Kit • Amazon $34.97 2 $69.94
Maha Powerex MH-C1090F 9V 2-Hour Battery Charger for up to 10 Rechargeable 9V Batteries • Amazon $56.42 1 $56.42
Pack of 100 Energizer ECR2032 3v Lithium Batteries • Amazon $38.00 1 $38.00
TEKTON 66631 8-Inch File Set, 5-Piece • Amazon $16.99 2 $33.98
AmazonBasics 8 Pack AAA Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries, 1000 Cycle (Typical 800mAh, Minimum 750mAh) • Amazon $15.99 2 $31.98
Stanley GR20K Trigger Feed Hot Melt Glue Gun Kit • Amazon $10.61 3 $31.83
Black & Decker JS660 Jig Saw with Smart Select Dial • Amazon $29.97 1 $29.97
Stanley GS20DT Dual Temperature 4-Inch Glue Sticks, 24-Pack • Amazon $7.08 4 $28.32
The Best of MAKE (Make 75 Projects from the pages of MAKE) • Amazon $27.33 1 $27.33
3D Modeling and Printing with Tinkercad: Create and Print Your Own 3D Models • Amazon $27.06 1 $27.06
DEWALT DW1361 Titanium Pilot Point Drill Bit Set, 21-Piece • Amazon $24.97 1 $24.97
Make: Wearable Electronics: Design, prototype, and wear your own interactive garments (Make : Technology on Your Time) • Amazon $23.33 1 $23.33
Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition • Amazon $22.60 1 $22.60
SE MZ101B Helping Hands with Magnifying Glass • Amazon $6.86 3 $20.58
EBL® 808A(Latest Version) 8 Bay/Slot AA AAA Ni-MH Ni-Cd Quick Charger Smart Battery Charger for Rechargeable Batteries • Amazon $9.99 2 $19.98
DEWALT DW2176 37-Piece Screwdriving Set • Amazon $19.97 1 $19.97
Make: Electronics (Learning by Discovery) • Amazon $19.76 1 $19.76
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python, 2nd Edition • Amazon $18.99 1 $18.99
Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1: Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors • Amazon $18.41 1 $18.41
Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists • Amazon $17.55 1 $17.55
Elenco Electronics LEDK-80 80 pc LED Component Kit • Amazon $15.36 1 $15.36
CanaKit Conductive Thread Bobbin (Pack of 2 x 30ft Bobbins) • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Copper Conductive Adhesive Tape, 1/4" Width, 2.75 mil Thick, 36 yd Length, 3" Core • Amazon $13.92 1 $13.92
Black & Decker 75-626 Assorted Jigsaw Blades Set, Wood and Metal, 24-Pack • Amazon $12.98 1 $12.98
Zero to Maker: Learn (Just Enough) to Make (Just About) Anything • Amazon $12.71 1 $12.71

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