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Mr. Carr
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed
Student-led project

Learning Coding to Program Robots

We need a dedicated laptop for our club for programming.

About My Students

This club will benefit students from a gifted and neighborhood program in a very high functioning school. Isabella, Chris and Cheyanne are the leads for the robotics club and they are very eager to engage their peers.

Isabella has experience with robotics - She has done Lego Mind-storms for two years through FLL (First Lego League) and built a robot to do certain tasks depending on a theme. She also created with her team a real life solution by creating a website for hotels with pets and links to pet shelters. This was because the theme was natural disaster.

Cheyenne has engineered and experimented with creating robots with leftover computer parts. She and Chris are eager to learn the coding necessary to get our Mindstorm and Tetrix robots moving! If they do they can demonstrate them to students in other classes to encourage them to join our club!

Having a laptop will allow our students to actually program robots to run various functions. We have a Tetrix (high school level) competition robot and a couple of Lego Mindstorm kits. We have used school provided laptops in the past but they have never been dedicated to our club; we have to return them on a week to week basis. Our students would learn how to work cooperatively and consider various coding options in order to get any of the robots to perform simple tasks. The laptop is a necessary tool for us.

In Their Own Words

We are trying to learn coding and apply it to a real situation - making a robot functional. The coding is very complex so it is important to work together and listen to everyone's idea. We really need a laptop! Coding skills will help us in the future! We are very eager to get going on a string of code!

We are seventh graders and as younger students join the club we will be able to train them. Kids like to listen to each other more than adults (sometimes) so we will be able to create a club where students are teaching each other all the time! We think our club could be very popular if we had robots to demonstrate to other students.

It will give kids who are interested in computers and coding a place to work together. Learning together will be like what adults do in technology companies and help to prepare us for high school and college. If we are able to increase the number of hours we meet as a club we might even be able to compete with other schools!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Asus F555LA-AB31 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U Processor,4 GB RAM,500 GB Hard Drive, Windows 10), Black • Amazon Business $339.99 1 $339.99

Materials cost

$339.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$375.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.19

Total project goal

$441.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$441.28

6 Donors

-$436.87

Donations toward project cost

-$375.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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