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Mr. Zissis from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Our Drones Running

My students need batteries, propellers and landing zones to help keep our drones running.

  • $175 goal

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My Students

I teach in the Digital Media and Literacy Center (DMLC). It just recently got converted from a regular library to the DMLC. There are over 800 3rd-5th grade students that I teach during a 6-day schedule. I want to challenge them with STEAM activities as well as with reading. The kids really enjoy coming into the DMLC. They never know what their next challenge will be. They are so excited and eager to learn, especially when doing hands-on activities.

My Project

We currently have 6 drones that we use in our classroom and we need these supplies to keep them running. The current batteries don't last very long so it will come in handy to have extra batteries on hand. The propellers break too, so having replacement propellers on hand will keep us in the air. The landing pads will be fun for the students to be able to code the drones to try to land on them. The drones are a very fun and educational tool to use, but with tools like these, there are always some accidents that happen.

Mr. Zissis
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 800 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Battery for Parrot Mini Drone, Morpilot 3-Pack 3.7V 600mAh 20C Li-po Battery w/ 3-Port Rapid Charger Circuit Protective IC for Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo Swing Mambo Rolling Spider • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Drone landing pad ,Portable landing mat for Phantom 2/3/4/4 Pro, Inspire 2/1, 3DR Solo, RC Drones Helicopter DJI Mavic Pro, Parrot, Antel Robotic & More (Waterproof & Universal Helipad) • Amazon Business $14.98 3 $44.94
Propellers for Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider, Hobbylane 7 Colors Blades Propellers for Airborne Cargo Drone/Airborne Night Drone/Hydrofoil Drone Spare Parts • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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