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Mrs. Gaffney from Houston TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Tap Visible

Help me give my students access to tap dancing through the power of light! We will be programming LEDs to MAKE TAP VISIBLE to the Deaf/deaf/hard of hearing!

  • $710 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse background and have very diverse language and communication needs. Each of them has a different access to auditory information and uses different methods of expressive language. We are able to create an environment here where they have communication access to become part of a community and develop a sense of belonging.

These children are learning to listen and speak, something we often take for granted.

They are working to achieve something that we don't think about, that comes automatically. Despite their differences in hearing, these students strive everyday to become competent communicators and reach their highest potential!

My Project

Using the Adafruit design for Firewalker shoes, we will learn about circuits, LEDs, pressure sensitive material, conductors, soldering, and batteries. We plan to program FLORA boards for each shoe in order to make a movement activated light system.

Transforming our tap shoes into FireTapper shoes, we will bring the entertainment of tap dancing into the visual sense to give full access to our Deaf/deaf/hard of hearing peers, staff, and families!

Each shoe will activate different lights for toes and heels. This will create a visual representation of the variety of sounds that tap dancing creates. Giving our audience full access will be a fulfillment of our project, but giving the joy of dance and music to my students will be a joy to me!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FLORA - Wearable electronic platform: Arduino-compatible • Amazon Business $15.47 20 $309.40
Adafruit Accessories 3xAAA Battery Holder w/ On/Off Switch (1 piece) • Amazon Business $8.05 20 $161.00
Adafruit DotStar Digital LED Strip - Black 144 LED/m - 0.5 Meter - BLACK [ADA2328] • Amazon Business $43.95 1 $43.95
Adafruit Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet (Velostat/Linqstat) [ADA1361] • Amazon Business $7.53 4 $30.12
BNTECHGO 18 Gauge Silicone Wire Spool Red 50 feet Ultra Flexible High Temp 200 deg C 600V 18AWG Silicone Rubber Wire 150 Strands of Tinned Copper Wire Stranded Wire for Model Battery Low Impedance • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
WGGE WG-026 10 Pieces and 5 Colors Test Lead Set & Alligator Clips,20.5 inches (1 PACK) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57

Materials cost

$565.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$603.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.50

Total project goal

$710.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$710.00

10 Donors

-$637.65

Donations toward project cost

-$552.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.15

match offer

-$60.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$51.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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