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Mr. Bianchi from New York NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspire an Electronics Classroom in Harlem

My students need a range of electrical components (LEDs, potentiometers, 7-segment displays, and servo motors) to learn the basics of electronics.

  • $166 goal

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My Students

How do you create a creator? Our future innovators need the components to design, prototype, and manufacture their ideas for creative mechatronics products.

My students are minorities, primarily from low socioeconomic backgrounds where science and engineering are not seen as typical career pathways.

All of the students in Mechatronics class have shown a strong interest in pursuing a STEM future, and are ready for a more rigorous STEM experience!

This project is for an urban New York public high school class of sophomores and juniors exploring electronics, programming, control systems, and mechanical design, primarily using the Arduino platform.

My Project

Our students have shown an interest in STEM, and have applied for a course in making with electronics. In order to learn how to construct their own projects, they need to explore an array of components. Each student will use these electrical components throughout the year to research and accomplish a series of challenges.

In Mechatronics class, students become makers.

With the right materials and instruction, they can bring see their imagination become a reality.

Students will be introduced to programming by getting LEDs to turn on and off using the Arduino platform. Each component from this order will be used for a series of challenges: Students will use the push buttons to control traffic lights. They will use the servo motors to create windshield wipers, and use potentiometers and 7-segment displays to control volume for a project.

By the end of the year, our students will have the ability to choose from a wide range of components, and know how to research them on their own to create their own new product!

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TowerPro SG90 9G Micro Servo 10pk For RC Airplane Boat Helicopter Robot Controls • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Uxcell a15011600ux0213 5 Piece 1K Ohm Linear Taper Rotary Potentiometer, 1KB B1K Pot • Amazon Business $5.00 4 $20.00
uxcell 10 Pcs Common Cathode 10-Pin 1 Bit 7 Segment 0.56" Red LED Display Digital Tube • Amazon Business $6.70 2 $13.40
Elegoo 3mm and 5mm Diffused and Clear Assorted LED Kit 5 Colors with UV, RGB CA, Fast Flashing for Arduino (Pack of 600) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ocr TM 10Value 180PCS Tactile Push Button Switch Micro Momentary Tact Assortment Kit • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Chanzon 100 pcs 5mm RGB LED Diode Lights Tricolor (Multicolor Red Green Blue 4 pin Common Anode Clear DC 20mA/Color) Super Bright Lighting Bulb Lamps Electronics Components Light Emitting Diodes • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96

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