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Mr. Oberlin from Hamler OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Innovative Technology Robotics Kits

My students need these robotics kits, batteries, storage totes and miscellaneous electronics materials.

  • $728 goal

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My Students

My students live in a tight-knit agricultural community with lots of great farmland. The Patrick Henry Local School district was created in the late 60s by consolidating several small farming communities. The size of the average farm has grown and the number of farming families has declined. Many families choose to stay in the district because it is an affordable place to live with a great school. Unfortunately, the teachers have few financial resources available to us.

My Project

Robotics kits are a great way to engage students in, fun and challenging hands-on learning. Utilizing the Arduino (TM) open source platform increases individual access to technology, because of it's relatively low cost. These materials will provide enough supplies to allow 15 students to take ownership of their own individual robot.

Students will learn about electrical circuits, basic programming, and also gain experience with proper tool use and safety in our Maker-space.

The key to future success is to provide students with the skills to keep them competitive in the 21st-century economy. Some students will continue to farm, but many will need to commute or move to more populated areas to find employment. Robotics kits can help them set the foundation for a career in technology.

My students will be using these kits to build robots to compete at the National Robotics Challenge (NRC). The NRC is held every April in Marion, Ohio. At the NRC they will have the opportunity to collaborate and network with students and business professionals. This competition is a fantastic environment to motivate students and to celebrate student achievement.

Mr. Oberlin
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 50 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
VKmaker New Avoidance tracking Motor Smart Robot Car Chassis Kit Speed Encoder Battery Box 2WD Ultrasonic module with tutorial CD • Amazon Business $22.88 15 $343.20
Sterilite 19849806 18 Quart/17 Liter Ultra Latch Box, Clear with a White Lid and Black Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $37.57 3 $112.71
ACDelco AA Batteries, Super Alkaline AA Battery, Bulk Pack, 100 Count • Amazon Business $22.18 2 $44.36
UCEC Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables Kit -Include Female to Male & Female to Female & Male to Male • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
LampVPath [12Packs] 170 Points Mini Small solderless breadboard for Arduino Proto Shield (6 colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
LED Diode, CO RODE 3mm 5mm LED Lights Emitting Diodes Assorted Clear Bulbs Kit with ( Bright White Red Blue Green Yellow LED, 300-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Pangda 20 Pack 9V Battery Clip Connector • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
CO-RODE Tact Button Switch 6x6x5mm Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80

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