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Mrs. G. from Bonham TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lights Camera, Action With Rasberry Pi and Maker Space

My students need S.T.E.A.M. supplies including led lights, motors, battery holders, switches, copper wire, springs, and magnets for maker projects. They need accessories for raspberry pi including cameras, keyboard and starter kits, as well as storage

  • $1,070 goal

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My Students

Help me close the achievement gap for my low-income/high poverty students who will not have the chance to experience many STEAM skills if not at school. School-wide data shows that students from socioeconomically disadvantaged families score lower than students from more affluent homes. Most of my students face challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite these difficulties, I am endeavoring to create an environment for my students to foster the 21st Century Skills including collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and innovation through creative and standard based learning experiences.

While my students are imaginative, bright and very spontaneous, they desperately need makerspace supplies to be able to experience authentic real world learning.

They are extremely creative and love a challenge, it is amazing how innovative their ideas were for allowing senior citizens to live health happy lives. Almost 90% of these children receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status; however, from the minute they step inside the door of my classroom, I concentrate on their potential and growth during the school day. Without a doubt, I may not be able to control their home lives; however, I can guide their experience at school.

My Project

My students love to tinker and create new inventions. They have a Rasberry Pi3 but they need tools and supplies to make full use of the Rasberry pi. The additional supplies will all students to explore circuits and electromagnets as they work in a makerspace with the new storage areas.

Makerspace to the rescue for students who think outside the box as they create projects including robots, Rasberry Pi, squishy circuits, paper circuits, and electric motors in unique creations.

Even though about 80 & of the students qualify for free lunches, it does not dampen their spirits or desire to learn.

They thrive in my room where they are allowed to collaborate on project based learning that requires critical thinking and problem solving skills. They are only limited by the lack of supplies to but their ideas in action.

Mrs. G.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 75 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TB3205X-BK Excel 22" Roller Tool Cabinet with 5 Ball Bearing Drawers, 22in, Black • Amazon Business $136.16 1 $136.16
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $32.58 2 $65.16
Adeept New Ultimate Starter Learning Kit for Raspberry Pi 3 2 Model B/B+ Python ADXL345 GPIO Cable DC Motor • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
FISHBERG Waterproof 3528 SMD 120 Leds Strip Lights Battery Operated 2M 6.6Ft Led Flexible Light Strip Crafts Lighting (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $10.99 5 $54.95
iPazzPort Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touchpad for Android TV Box and Raspberry Pi 3 and HTPC KP-810-21S • Amazon Business $13.99 3 $41.97
Raspberry Pi 3 Zero Starter Kit - SunFounder Project Super Kit for Raspberry Pi 3 2 Zero Model B+ A+ Including GPIO Breakout Board Breadboard LCD DC Motor LED RGB Dot Matrix 73 Page Manual User Guide • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Bitianteam LED Light Strip 16.4ft Waterproof SMD 5050 300 LEDs, 12V DC Flexible Light Strips, Color Changing RGB LED Strip Kit with Power Plug 44Keys Remote Control for Christmas Party Home Decoration • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
DROK 10pcs Micro 130 DC Motor, DC 3-6V 16500 RPM Cars Toys Electric Motor, High Speed Torque DIY Remote Control Toy Car Hobby Motor, Metal Car Engine Motor Kit for Toys Models DIY • Amazon Business $10.59 3 $31.77
Arducam 5 Megapixels 1080p OV5647 Camera Module with CS Mount Lens for Raspberry Pi Model A/B/B+, Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Southwire 55667223 Primary Wire, 18-Gauge Bulk Spool, 100-Feet, White • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
kuman For Arduino Raspberry pi Sensor kit, 37 in 1 Robot Projects Starter Kits with Tutorials for Arduino Uno RPi 3 2 Model B B+ K5 • Amazon Business $27.69 1 $27.69
Akro-Mils 10144REDBLK 44-Drawer Hardware & Craft Plastic Cabinet, Red & Black, • Amazon Business $27.66 1 $27.66
Southwire 55667423 Primary Wire, 18-Gauge Bulk Spool, 100-Feet, Red • Amazon Business $7.20 3 $21.60
LAMPVPATH 5Pcs 2 AA Battery Holder with Switch, 2x 1.5V AA Battery Holder Case with Wire Leads and ON/OFF Switch(5 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.09 3 $21.27
10X L shape 4 Pins Connector JACKYLED 10mm Non-waterproof Quick Splitter Right Angle Corner Connector 12V 72W Clip for 3528/5050 SMD RGB 4 conductor LED Strip Lights Strip to Strip (22Pcs Clips) • Amazon Business $6.95 3 $20.85
Pack of 10 Mini Buzzers with Leads - 1.5V 400Hz Morse Code Mechanical Electronic Components • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Flex Cable for Raspberry Pi Camera / Display (50cm) • Amazon Business $6.28 3 $18.84
Powerful Disc Neodymium Magnets ( 20 Pack ) - 1.26"D x 0.08"H • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Artistic Wire 20-Gauge Bare Copper Wire, 6-Yards • Amazon Business $5.43 3 $16.29
4 Pcs 9V Battery Case Holder with Cover Storage Case Holder with ON/OFF Switch for 6F22 • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
Professional Grade Aluminum Foil Tape - 2 Inch by 70 Yards - Perfect for HVAC, Sealing & Patching Hot & Cold Air Ducts, Metal Repair, and Much More! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
FBApayipa 15 Pcs AC 6A/250V 10A/125V 2 Solder Lug SPST On/Off Mini Boat Rocker Switch Car Auto Boat Round Rocker 2Pin Toggle SPST Switch Snap • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
DIYMAG 15pcs 1.26”D x 0.08”H Powerful Neodymium Disc Magnets, Strong, Permanent, Rare Earth Magnets, Fridge, DIY, Building, Scientific, Craft, and Office Magnets, • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Selizo 6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Copper Foil Tape (1inch X 22yards) with Conductive Adhesive for Guitar & EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Crafts, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
LOVIMAG Refrigerator Magnets, 10 x 2 mm, 100 piece • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Glarks 200Pcs Zinc Plated Extension and Compression Industry Spring Assortment Kit • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Accessbuy 200pcs Tools Spring Assortment Steel Zinc Plated Compression and Extension for shops and home repairs • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
FSJEE 10mm 5050 RGB LED Strip Light Connectors Kits with 10PCS L Shape 4 Pin Right Angle Corner Solderless Connector and 10PCS Solderless Wire 4 Pin 10mm Wide Strip to Strip Jumper • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cylewet 12Pcs 1A 250V AC 2 Pins SPST Momentary Mini Push Button Switch Normal Open (Pack of 12) CYT1078 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
CHANZON H&PC-59042 100pcs (10 colors x 10pcs) 5mm Light Emitting Diode LED Lamp Assorted Kit for Arduino Warm White Red Yellow Green Blue Orange UV Pink Lights • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Pangda 20 Pack 9V Battery Clip Connector • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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