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Mr. Johnston from Kankakee IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Laser Cutting Project for Future Sustainability and Career Exploration.

Help me give my students a laser cutter to learn drafting. The cutter will help student fund their own projects as they contract jobs for other individuals and groups.

  • $565 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are actively involved in STEAM activities and fervently pursuing STEAM related careers. They are comprised of student in my robotics classroom as well as students that are involved in the after school robotics program. The students are often part of the STEAM Engineering academy.

My students will use the laser cutter for First Robotics competitions and to learn skills that they can apply in their future career pathways.

Their experience will be invaluable in regards to their marketability.

My Project

Students will learn real world skills as they design and create parts for their robots. They will also utilize the laser cutter for fundraising as they bid and create contracted projects for businesses and individuals.

The initial project will be a bid to design and create the door placards for Kankakee High School.

Students will attempt to win the bid over other other bidding organizations. The students will also actively pursue other contracts with local businesses. They will also attempt to design and sell products to the community for fundraising for their teams and materials. Senior graduation signs are also being designed.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
VEVOR 40W Co2 Laser 12\" x 8\" USB Port Laser Engraving Machine Air Exhaust Fan Laser Cutter High Precise Stepping Motor (40W CO2 Laser) • Amazon Business $443.26 1 $443.26

Materials cost

$443.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$479.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.69

Total project goal

$564.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$564.60

3 Donors

-$563.60

Donations toward project cost

-$479.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.54

match offer

-$1.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$0.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.15

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$0.00

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