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Ms. Smith from Wilmington DE is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up My Art With Coding

Help me give my students microprocessors and mini-LEDs to connect coding and art projects.

  • $318 goal

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My Students

The students at this school come from neighborhoods within and surrounding the city. Because nearly 65% of households receive SNAP/TANF benefits, the school participates in a CEP program. This allows the school to feed all students breakfast and lunch at no cost to families. Those participating in after-school programs are also fed dinner.

Our students are creative and culturally aware, growing and learning in an environment where arts and academics are integrated.

There is an energy and a spirit that moves them through each lesson and activity. The scholars are engaged, persistent, and confident.

My Project

Physical computing, the combination of programming and engineering, engages my students in a magical way. They code an algorithm and can immediately see the results in the physical world.

When students connect art and coding, their creativity is boundless.

Chibitronics sets combine LED stickers, conductive tape, and a clip-on processor. Students will be creating simple, light-up greeting cards to begin. As they gain confidence, they will create drawings and journal entries that combine light, movement, and sound. All of this is controlled by a program the student wrote and installed on the clip-on processor.

Traditional electronics require soldering and breadboards. Chibitronics lowers the floor to allow access at a lower skill level. At the same time, the adaptability creates a high ceiling, allowing students to soar.

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Love to Code Pre-mounted Chibi Chip and Clip • Nasco $35.00 5 $175.00
Love to Code Light Sensor Add-on Kit • Nasco $20.00 2 $40.00

Materials cost

$215.00

Vendor shipping charges

$21.50

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$269.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.60

Total project goal

$317.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.32

3 Donors

-$158.66

Donations toward project cost

-$134.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.80

Matching donations from our partners

-$158.66

Match offers toward project cost

-$134.86

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.80

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$0.00

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